Important Pension Info
Due to increased demand for pension appointments, the NW Administrators Pension Department has decided to extend the Pension Field Representative’s schedule for Teamsters Local 690 members for August 2016 and September 2016 as a trial period.
He will now be here on Monday afternoons, Tuesday’s from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday mornings. Please call (509-455-9410) to schedule your appointments well in advance as they will book up quickly.
Volunteer Help Needed for Events
Teamsters Local 690 is looking for Volunteers to help coordinate our Annual Marv Long Live to Ride and Drive Charity Poker Run as well as our Teamsters Local 690 Centennial Celebration for 2017.
If you are interested in helping with either one of these events, please contact the Local at (509) 455-9410 or by e-mail.
Connor Hickman Awarded James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
Connor Hickman, son of Local 690 URM member Walter William Hickman II, was just named as a recipient of a 2016 James R. Hoffa $1,000 Bootstrap scholarship.
Connor graduated on June 10th from MT Spokane High School with a GPA of 3.97 and will be attending MT. Tech in the fall.
Congratulations, young man, on a job well done!
June 2016 Local 690 Newsletter
Download the latest newsletter! Stories in this issue include:
- Delegates Nominations Results
- Recently Ratified Contracts
- Charity Clay Shoot Competition
- Public Sector Update
- Estenson Logistics Arbitration Victory
- Annual Workers Memorial Ceremony
- Secretary-Treasurer Message
- Membership Pins
- Recent Retirees
- Pension Appointments
- Broken Wheel
IBT Delegate Nomination Results
At the February 18, 2016 IBT Delegate Nomination Meeting, the following delegates and alternate were nominated:
- DELEGATE: Val Holstrom (protecting Your Future)
- DELEGATE: Carol Stone (protecting Your Future)
- DELEGATE: Matt Tanner (protecting Your Future)
- ALTERNATE DELEGATE: Taj Wilkerson (protecting Your Future)
The number of nominees does not exceed the number of delegates to be elected and, therefore, the candidates named above are declared elected.
Nomination of candidates for four, __3__ delegate(s) and one __1__ alternate delegate to the June 2016 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in Las Vegas, NV, will be held on:
Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: 1912 N. Division St., Spokane, WA 99207
The expenses of sending delegates to the IBT Convention will be paid by the Local Union. The expense of sending one 1 alternate delegate will be paid by the Local Union.
ELIGIBILITY TO NOMINATE
To be eligible to nominate or second, a member must have dues paid through January 2016 .
Dues and arrearages must be paid by 5:00 P.M. on 02 / 18 / 16 at 1912 N. Division St., Ste-200, Spokane, WA 99207,
ELIGIBILITY TO RUN
To be eligible to run for Convention delegate or alternate delegate, a member must:
- Be a member in continuous good standing of the Local Union, with one's dues paid to the Local Union for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months prior to the month of nomination with no interruptions in active membership due to suspensions, expulsions, withdrawals, transfers or failure to pay fines or assessments;
- Be employed at the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local Union for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months prior to the month of nomination; and
- Be otherwise eligible to serve if elected.
It is strongly recommended that each prospective nominee request advance verification of his/her eligibility to run for delegate or alternate delegate. In order to maximize the opportunity for the Election Supervisor to verify eligibility in advance of nomination, this request should be made in writing to the Election Supervisor as soon as possible, but in no event less than five (5) working days prior to the nomination meeting. The Election Supervisor will not be able to verify eligibility of any prospective nominee who requests verification less than five (5) working days prior to the nomination meeting.
METHOD OF NOMINATION
Delegate candidates will be nominated and seconded separately from alternate delegate candidates.
All nominations for delegate and alternate shall be at large.
Any member may:
- Be nominated and seconded orally from the floor by members in good standing other than the nominee; or
- Be nominated and seconded in writing by members in good standing, other than the nominee, unable to attend the nomination meeting. A written nomination or second must:
- Be submitted to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer so as to be received no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the day of the nomination meeting;
- State whether it is a nomination or a second;
- Identify the name of the person being nominated or seconded;
- Identify if the nomination or second is for delegate or alternate delegate;
- Be signed and have the member's Social Security Number; and,
- Be treated by the presiding officer as if it had been made from the floor
Any member who intends to nominate or second a candidate may also request that the Election Supervisor verify his/her eligibility. All such requests must be in writing and must be received by the Election Supervisor no less than five (5) days prior to the nomination meeting.
ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION
The nominee may accept either:
- In person at the meeting; or, if absent, in writing.
- If acceptance is made in writing, the document must be presented to the presiding Local Union officer no later than the time the member is nominated. Any member present at the meeting may produce the written acceptance at the time the absent member is nominated.
No member may accept nomination for both delegate and alternate delegate.
Any candidate for delegate and alternate delegate is permitted to run as a member of a slate, which is defined as any grouping by mutual consent of two or more candidates. To qualify on the election ballot as a slate, a slate declaration form, which is available from the Secretary-Treasurer or the Election Supervisor at the addresses shown below, must be completed and submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer, with a copy to the Election Supervisor, no later than three (3) days after the Local Union's final nomination meeting.
Any attempt by a person or entity to limit, interfere, or retaliate against any IBT member for exercising the right to nominate, second or run as a delegate or alternate delegate, may result in disqualification of a candidate who benefits from the violation, imposition of criminal penalties under federal law and/or other consequences or remedy.
For additional information relating to the nomination or election process for IBT International Delegates or Alternate Delegates, please contact your Local Union Secretary-Treasurer, the Election Supervisor, or the Election Supervisor Regional Director.
The Election Supervisor may be contacted at:
Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
1050 17th Street, Suite 375
Washington, D.C. 20036
844-428-8683 Toll Free
The Election Supervisor Regional Director may be contacted at:
1521 Grizzly Gulch Dr.
Helena, MT 59601
A candidate(s) meeting will take place immediately following the nominations of delegates for the purpose of determining Slate names, correct spelling of names and placement of Slates and/or individual candidates on the ballot, and, review of the mail ballot voting process.
This is How "Right to Work" Gets You Less
IDAHO STATESMAN | Boise is among the nation's bottom ten
mid-sized metro areas for wage growth,
among both the lowest- and highest-paid
workers, according to Headlight Data, a data
Analysts reviewed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data between 2005 and 2014. They found Boise's median wages, adjusted for inflation, declined 6.1 percent for the highest-paid workers and 8.1 percent for the lowest-paid workers.
According to BLS data for the first quarter of 2015, the average weekly wage in Ada County was $873. In Canyon County, it was $630. The average statewide was $736, compared with $1,048 nationwide and ranking Idaho 50th in the U.S. for wages, ahead of only Mississippi.
Executive Board Re-elected by Acclamation
At the November General Membership and Officer's Nomination Meeting, Val Holstrom and the Teamsters Local 690 Executive Board were re-elected by acclamation of the membership.
Pictured from left to right: Taj Wilkerson, Trustee (Liberty Lake Police Dept.); Ricardo Lopez, Recording Secretary (Instructor AGC Apprenticeship Training Center); Matt Sturgell, Trustee (UPS Freight); Val Holstrom, Secretary-Treasurer; Matt President, President (Franz Bakery); Carol Stone, Vice-President (AMR); Mike Robinson, Trustee, (FSA).
LOCAL UNION ELECTIONS
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Talking Sysco with IBT President Hoffa
Teamsters Local 690's Business Agent Larry Kroetch met with James P. Hoffa (General President of International Brotherhood of Teamsters) and others to discuss the proposed Sysco/US Food merger.
At the Sysco Annual Shareholders Meeting
Local 690's Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom sent Business Agent Larry Kroetch to Houston to join with Teamster Members and Representatives from across the country in support of the IBT's National campaign raising awareness by attending the Sysco Annual Shareholders Meeting and voiced our concerns about the proposed merger. Teamsters attending the meeting held the floor for approximately 75% of the time, asking pointed questions to the Board and demanding our concerns about protecting our member be heard and addressed.
During the meeting Teamsters held a 2 hour rally outside the meeting for public support and awareness. In one of the photos you can see one of the challenges we faced, as the Houston Police Department was in force at the rally.
Roy Wheeler Receives 15-Year Pin
Congratulations to Construction member Roy Wheeler, who is shown above receiving his 15-year Teamster Pin from Local 690 Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom.
UPS National Master Agreement Available
The National Master UPS Agreement is now available on the Teamster website in the format in which it will be printed. Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be added as they are completed. You can access the final agreements by using the links provided.
You may view all regional supplements and Riders by visiting the Teamster UPS Agreements page.
Peirone Produce Ratification Meeting
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11 AM.
Please make sure your dues are paid up-to-date-in order to attend.
Peirone Produce Ratification Meeting
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 3 PM.
Please make sure your dues are paid up-to-date-in order to attend.
AGC Contract Vote Meeting
Sunday, July 10th, 9 AM
690 Meeting Hall
This is a FINAL OFFER. If voted down, a STRIKE vote will be taken.
Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.
Your dues must be current and paid through June in order to attend.
The July 26th Pasco Meeting is being rescheduled!
The time and date is to be determined.
Construction Out-of-Work Slips and Payments
Construction Out-of-Work slips and Hire Hal payments are due by 5 PM on the last business day of the month.
Info for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Learn how CSA affects drivers and what you can do to comply with CSA here.