Annette Dooley Cancer Fund Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction
Please come and help raise money for the Annette Dooley Cancer Fund. It's only $10 a plate, and you will enjoy some amazing Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, and Lemonade. In addition to the Silent Auction, there will be a 6-night stay in Hawaii auctioned off live.
The event is May 3rd at Valley Real Life Ministries (1831 S. Barker RD, Greenacres, WA) and runs from 5:3-7:30 PM. Hope to see you there!
HazMat driver licensing becoming more convenient in May
Commercial drivers who haul hazardous materials (HazMat) will soon be able to more closely align their driver license renewal cycle to their federally required HazMat threat assessment.
Beginning May 18, 2014, expiring commercial driver licenses (CDLs) that are HazMat endorsed will be renewed for a length of time more closely matching the time remaining on their Department of Homeland Security HazMat threat assessment, depending on when their birthday falls in the calendar year. This new procedure will allow HazMat drivers to take advantage of more of the time remaining on their current threat assessment.
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UPS Freight Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New National Contract
From Ken Hall, Co-Chair, UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee UPS Freight members ratified the contract with 71% voting yes; almost 70% of the membership turned out to vote on the Agreement.
Congratulations to all of the Local Unions for making the process so successful. Because of your hard work, UPS Freight members will be able to receive the substantial pension improvements, wage increases and protections of the new Agreement.
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West Region UPS Supplemental Agreement Passes by 75% "Yes" Vote
Ted Bunstine, UPS Division Director of Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28 reports, "I am pleased to report to you that the West Region UPS Supplemental Agreement has passed by a 75% "Yes" Vote. Every Local Union in Joint Council No. 28 passed the Agreement with all Locals increasing the number of ballots returned from the June 2013 vote.
Hours of Service Regulatory Update
From the IBT:
Please be advised that the United States court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued a decision to a lawsuit filed by the American Trucking Association and other parties to challenge provisions of the Hours of Service Regulation as promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
[...] It is important to note that this court decision does not alter, in any way, provisions within your respective collective bargaining agreements that allow for rest and lunch breaks.
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