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    • Notice to Members re: Withdrawal Cards

      Contact the local and request a withdrawal card if you are:

      • LAID-OFF, FIRED, OR QUIT.

      • GOING ON A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR LONGER THAN A MONTH.

      There is no charge for a withdrawal card, but it is your responsibility to request one.

      If you do not request one, you may have to pay back dues or re-initiation fees when you return to work.

      LOCAL 413

      4-MAN SCRAMBLE

      GOLF OUTING

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL FLIER.

      To:
      All Members of Teamsters & Retirees of Local Union 413

      Date:
      Sunday, August 25, 2024

      Time:
      8:00am — Shot Gun Start (please arrive @ 7:30am)

      Place:
      Rolling Meadows Golf Club
      11233 Industrial Parkway
      Marysville, OH 43030

      Cost:
      $75.00 Per Golfer
      Includes: Green Fees, Cart, Refreshments, & Steak Dinner          

      *RAFFLE DRAWINGS & PRIZES*
      Entry fees must be paid in person or by mail. Cash or check made out to ‘Teamsters Local 413’, in the memo be sure to include: your name and ‘golf’.

      The Tournament is limited to 120 paid golfers. Non-Members will go on separate list, if available, first come, first serve.

      NOTE: FEES MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2024. NO MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE COURSE.

      Call Local 413 to reserve your team’s spot:

      Teamsters Local Union No. 413
      555 E Rich St., Suite 103
      Columbus, Ohio 43215
      (614) 228-6492 ext. 0

      Signed:

      Tony Jones
      President / Local 413
      Vice President At-Large / International Brotherhood of Teamster

      LOCAL 413
      15TH ANNUAL
      BIG BUCK CONTEST

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL FLIER.

      Contest runs through entire Gun, Bow and Muzzleloader Deer Season. Deadline to sign up, September 27, 2024.

      Big Buck Contest
      PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

      • First Place 40%
      • Third Place 20%
      • Second Place 30%
      • Fourth Place 10%

      Antlers to be scored at the Chili Cookoff/Potluck held at Local 413 Union Hall on Saturday, February 15, 2025 @ 1:00 PM.

      RULES

      • To be eligible, you must be a local 413-member, retiree, or immediate family member
      • Deer must be legal harvested, email a photo of harvest within 24 hours of kill to local413@teamsters413.com
      • Nuisance/pest tags not accepted
      • Total rack scored no deductions
      • Deer must be Ohio tagged
      • Rack must be present on date of scoring (no rack, no prize money)
      • Completion of application & payment of entry fee certifies that I have read the Official Contest Rules and agree to waive all responsibilities on the part of any contest participant, official or host as to injury and for damage which might occur in connection with this contest
      • If no bucks are harvested, the money will rollover to next year’s contest

      NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION

      Please call the Union Hall to register: (614) 228-6492 ext 2102.  Entry fee of $20.00, must be paid in person or by mail no later than September 27, 2024. Cash or check accepted, make payable to: Teamsters 413 Big Buck Contest. Include your name and the company you work for in the check memo.

      For any questions, please contact:
      Tony Jones – (614) 228-6492 ext. 0

      UPS COLA MEMO - AUGUST 2024

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL MEMO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      ***

      To:
      All UPS Local Unions

      From:
      Johnny Sawyer, Package Division Coordinator

      Date:
      June 12, 2024

      Re:
      NO Cost-Of-Living (COLA) for August 1, 2024

      ***

      Based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) figures released June 12th, 2024, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is no cost-of-living allowance as outlined in Article 33 of the 2023-2028 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement.


      As you may know, our members covered by this agreement may receive an annual Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) in 2024 if it totals at least $0.05. Additionally, the language provides for a one (1) cent per hour and one-fourth (0.25) mils per mile increase for every two-tenths (0.2) point increase in the CPI-W Index in excess of 3.0%. Reaching an Index level of 308.163 in May 2024, the Index increased 0.83 points above the May 2023 Index plus 3.0%. The 0.83 points do not meet the $0.05 minimum.

      ABF COLA - JULY 2024

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL MEMO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      ***

      To:

      All Local Union Signatory to the 2023 - 2028 ABF Freight National Master Freight Agreement

      From:

      John A. Murphy, National Freight Director

      Date:

      June 12, 2024

      Re:

      ABF Freight - NMFA Article 33, Sec. 4 - COLA

      ***

      The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased to a level of 307.811 (1982-84 = 100) in April 2024. For the twelve-month period ended in April 2024, the CPI-W increased 10.081 points, or about 3.39 percent.

      Based on the formula contained in Article 33 of the ABF Freight National Master Freight Agreement, the prior year’s change in the cost of living did not trigger a COLA payment on July 1, 2024.

      Please note the hourly wages per the 2023 – 2028 ABF Freight National Master Freight Agreement, effective July 1, 2024, are scheduled to increase by:

      • $0.75 per hour
      • 1.875 cents per mile

      YELLOW (YRC AND HOLLAND) BANKRUPTCY UPDATE

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL MEMO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      ***

      To:
      Yellow Corp. Local Unions (including YRC Freight, Holland, New Penn and
      Reddaway)

      From:
      John A. Murphy, National Freight Director and Co-Chair, TNFINC

      Date:
      April 18, 2024

      Re:
      Yellow Corporation Bankruptcy Update Regarding Member WARN Act Claims

      ***

      TO ALL LOCAL UNIONS HAVING MEMBERS EMPLOYED OR FORMERLY
      EMPLOYED BY YELLOW CORPORATION AFFILIATES

      I. YELLOW CORPORATION BANKRUPTCY UPDATE

      Yellow Corporation and its operating companies (“Yellow”) filed for bankruptcy in the District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court on August 6, 2023. The International Union and TNFINC (the “Union”) have entered an appearance in the case on behalf of Local Teamster Unions whose members hold claims against Yellow’s operating companies—YRC Inc., USF Holland, LLC, New Penn Motor Express, LLC, and USF Reddaway, Inc. Claims filed by the Union include contract claims for vacation pay, sick pay, and other paid time, as well as grievance pay.

      Yellow is continuing the process of selling its assets to fund repayment to its creditors. Yellow’s secured creditors have been paid in full. Teamster members hold both “priority” and “general unsecured” claims against Yellow. Priority claims cannot be paid until after the estate completes its sales and reconciles the priority claims. General unsecured creditors cannot be paid until a “plan of reorganization” is confirmed. A plan of reorganization accounts for all of Yellow’s debts and describes how and when the debts will be repaid. While the sale process thus far has garnered positive results, the union cannot predict the amount of repayment employees will receive. The Union is also unable to guarantee a specific repayment timeline. Part of the claim reconciliation process involves Yellow objecting to claims that it believes it does not owe, either on procedural or substantive grounds.

      I. MEMBER WARN ACT CLAIMS

      The Union filed claims on behalf of members citing Yellow’s failure to comply with the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (“WARN Act”) and its State law analogues. Not every Teamster member affected by the Yellow bankruptcy will be eligible to receive potential WARN Act damages. The Union will work, however, to ensure all eligible members receive the WARN Act damages to which they are entitled.

      As part of the claims reconciliation process, Yellow objected (see note 1 below) to the Union filed claims, as
      well as any individually filed WARN Act claims, on March 12, 2024. The Union filed a response (see note 2 below) on behalf of all bargaining unit members, stating that all WARN Act claims should be deemed allowed, on March 28, 2024. By responding to Yellow’s objection to Teamster WARN claims the Union has put member WARN claims into issue, which will require a trial to resolve.

      Some members may have filed their own WARN Act or other claims through the proof of claim filing process. Such members may have received an objection from Yellow entitled:

      DEBTORS’ [THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH] OMNIBUS (SUBSTANTIVE) OBJECTION TO PROOFS OF CLAIM FOR WARN LIABILITY

      The Union’s response to the above referenced objections was styled to encompass all Teamster member WARN Act claims, and therefore, individuals do not need to respond to the objection. Moving forward, the Union will continue to pursue members’ Federal and State WARN Act claims in the Yellow bankruptcy proceeding.

      Importantly, the Union does not charge members any fee for this representation. Some members may have retained their own independent counsel to represent them in this bankruptcy, and that independent counsel may charge a contingency or other fee for this service. If you are a member who has retained independent counsel, the Union encourages you to ensure you understand the fee arrangement to which you have agreed. Members can choose to forego
      independent counsel in light of the Union’s continued representation of all bargaining unit members in regard to their WARN Act claims. The Union will continue to update members about the bankruptcy process and the status of member claims.

      Notes:
      1 Yellow’s objections (Docket Index Nos. 2576-2578) are available for viewing on
      https://dm.epiq11.com/case/yellowcorporation/dockets

      2 The Union’s response (Docket Index No. 2778) is available for viewing on
      https://dm.epiq11.com/case/yellowcorporation/dockets

      JOINT COUNCIL 41

      BLOOD DRIVE

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL FLIER.

      ***

      From:

      Teamsters Local 507 and Joint Council 41

      To:

      All Teamstesr (Open to the Public)

      What:

      Red Cross Blood Drive

      When:

      May 8, 12PM-6PM

      July 18, 8AM-2PM

      October 8, 12PM-6PM

      Where:

      Local 507
      5425 WARNER RD
      UNIT 7
      VALLEY VIEW, OHIO 44125
      ***

      Local 507 and Joint Council invites you to give blood. See the linked flier above for full details.

      T MARZETTI IS HIRING MACHINE OPERATORS

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL FLIER FROM T MARZETTI.

      ***

      From:

      T Marzetti Co.

      To:

      All.

      Date:

      August 14, 2023

      Re:

      The Columbus T Marzetti location is hiring unionized (teamster) machine operators.

      ***

      These jobs are through Teamsters Local 284.

      If you're interested in applying, send your resume directly to: bridgette.jacober@marzetti.com.

      YELLOW (YRC AND HOLLAND)

      JOB, PENSION, UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

      ***

      From:

      Local 413

      To:

      All

      Date:

      July 31, 2024

      Re:

      Work Leads

      ***

      Due to Yellow's abrupt bankruptcy, 413 has put together the following resources to help terminated members find work:

      Teamsters LU No 413

      Phone: 614-228-6492

      Ohio Unemployment

      Phone: 1-877-644-6562

      Website: Link

      Pension Information - Central States

      Phone: 1-800-323-5000

      Website: Link

      Local 413 Employers that are hiring (click name to link to the company's hiring site):

      UPS, Driver

      UPS, Warehouse Full-Time

      UPS, Warehouse Part-Time

      UPS, Mechanic

      TForce, Driver

      TForce, Dock 

      Active USA, Driver

      Keurig / Dr. Pepper, Driver

      Keurig / Dr. Pepper, Warehouse

      Penske, Driver

      Other Teamster Jobs (Local 284) that are hiring:

      T Marzetti - Link

      Anderson Concrete - Link

      International Paper - Link

      International Brotherhood of Teamsters Job Board

      Other teamster jobs listings can be found at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Career Center. - Link

      Other Union (Non-teamster) jobs that are hiring:

      Olentangy Schools Bus Driver - Link

      Dublin Schools Bus Drivers/Non-Bus Drivers - Link

      Dublin Schools Custodians - Link

      CENTRAL STATES
      YELLOW (YRC AND HOLLAND)
      7/31/2023 MEMO
      RE: HEALTH COVERAGE AND PENSION FAQS

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL NOTICE FROM CENTRAL STATES / TEAMCARE.

      ***

      From:

      TeamCare / Central State Health Plan

      TeamCare / Central State Pension Fund

      To:

      Teamsters affected by YRC and HOLLAND bankruptcy

      Date:

      July 31, 2023

      Re:

      Frequently asked questions above health coverage and pension contributions

      ***

      YRC INC. AND USF HOLLAND LLC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

      YRC Inc. / USF Holland LLC (collectively “Yellow”) has announced that they ceased operations on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Please review the frequently asked questions below regarding your benefits from the Central States Health Fund (TeamCare) and the Central States Pension Fund:

      TEAMCARE

      1. When does my TeamCare health coverage end?

      With the sudden announcement that Yellow ceased all business operations effective July 30, 2023, the extension of TeamCare health coverage for Yellow participants will end on August 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

      2. Can I continue my TeamCare coverage by making self-payments?

      Yes. Yellow participants losing coverage after the extension of health coverage to August 5, 2023, have the right to continue coverage by making self-payments for up to 24 months. The weekly contribution to maintain TeamCare coverage is outlined below:

      PERIOD: August 6, 2023 – July 27, 2024

      FULL PLAN C6 AMOUNT (MEDICAL/RX/DENTAL/VISION/LIFE): $491.86 per week

      CORE PLAN C6 AMOUNT (MEDICAL/RX ONLY): $448.30 per week

      3. How do I make self-payments?

      Shortly you will be receiving a COBRA (self-payment) notice in the mail. To elect coverage, please complete the election form and return it to TeamCare within 60 calendar days from the date on the letter.

      You then have 45 calendar days to make your first payment for continuation coverage. For more information on COBRA, visit MyTeamCare.org, under Help, FAQ Categories, Eligibility, scroll to COBRA. Make check or money order payable to TEAMCARE. Please note that the Fund does not accept credit cards or electronic payments.

      If you would like to make self-payments prior to receiving your notice, include your Unique Member Identification Number (UMI) on the memo line of your check or money order, and mail to:

      Self-Payments Department
      TeamCare – A Central States Health Plan
      Dept. 10291
      Palatine IL 60055-0291

      If you do not receive a COBRA notice, contact TeamCare.

      4. Are there other healthcare coverage options other than making COBRA self-payments?

      If your spouse works and has other coverage, loss of TeamCare coverage would be considered a qualifying event that should allow your spouse to add you (and family) to that insurance option.

      In addition, the Health Insurance Marketplace is a health coverage option for both individuals and families. Many states run their own health exchanges where you can shop, compare, and enroll in a plan that works best for you and your budget. If your state doesn’t have its own Marketplace, you can use the federal government Marketplace. Though it varies by state, you are usually eligible for a 60-day Special Enrollment Period triggered by loss of job-based coverage, beginning either before or after this qualifying event. Please visit healthcare.gov for more information on the Marketplace and any available federal or state subsidies that may be available for you and your family.

      5. My spouse has other insurance, how do I get a verification of insurance letter that shows the termination of my coverage?

      You can download a verification of insurance coverage letter at MyTeamCare.org. After log-in, click on the My Documents tab in the blue header. From there, you can download a Verification of Group Health Plan Coverage letter.

      6. I am currently receiving short-term disability benefits from TeamCare. Will I continue to receive my short-term disability benefits after July 30, 2023 when Yellow ceased operations?

      Yes. Provided your short-term disability occurred before July 30, 2023 and you were disabled by a physician and under medical care; your short-term disability benefits (including continued healthcare coverage) will continue until you are no longer disabled, or until the 26-week maximum is met.

      7. My spouse previously worked at Yellow before he/she died and I am on TeamCare’s Family Protection Benefit. Will my family continue to receive Family Protection benefits despite Yellow ceasing operations?

      Yes. Your family will continue to receive Family Protection benefits.

      8. I am currently on the Retiree Health Plan (Plan R4 or Plan FR), will my healthcare benefits be suspended or terminated due to Yellow ceasing operations?

      No. Your Retiree Health Plan benefits will remain unaffected.

      9. I plan on retiring from Yellow shortly. Will I still be able to qualify for the Retiree Health Plan benefits due to Yellow ceasing operations?

      Yes. Provided you meet the age requirement, service requirement, and contribution requirement – you can qualify for the Retiree Health Plan benefits. For more information, visit MyTeamCare.org.

      CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND

      10. I retired from Yellow and drawing my pension. Will my pension be affected due to Yellow ceasing operations?

      No. Your pension benefit will remain unaffected.

      11. I plan on retiring from Yellow soon. Will the eligibility requirements for my pension change due to Yellow ceasing operations and no longer contributing to the Pension Fund? Will I still be able to get a pension when I retire?

      Yellow members who qualify for a benefit will still be entitled to a pension at the same level of benefits that Yellow participated in the Pension Fund and will not be affected by Yellow ceasing operations. As of July 23, 2023, active members will stop earning additional pension benefit accruals. To get an estimate of your current pension benefit or project benefits at a future retirement date – please visit MyCentralStatesPension.org. You can also file a pension application at MyCentralStatesPension.org.

      12. As part of the pension application, there is a Retirement Declaration Form that requires a signature from the employer. What do I do since Yellow has ceased operations?

      Since Yellow has ceased operations, the employer section can be left blank, and the remainder of the form can be completed by the member.

      13. If I can get a job at ABF or another employer who is in the Pension Fund under the Primary Schedule, how long do I need to work to make an impact on my pension?

      If you go to work for a Contributing Employer to the Central States Pension Fund that contributes under the Primary Schedule, and you earn at least one additional year of Contributory Service Credit (40 weeks/180 days in a plan year), you will have your adjustable benefits restored.

      14. If I retire, do reemployment restrictions still apply?

      Yes, please visit here for more information.

      15. I want to explore the job market and not retire at this time. If I am unable to find employment and haven’t worked, can I name a retroactive retirement date and receive back pension payments?

      Yes, retroactive benefit payments are limited to a maximum of 12 months from the date Central States receives your complete pension application. No benefits are payable for any period of Restricted Reemployment.

      16. Can I make self-payments to Central States Pension Fund after July 23, 2023?

      No. There is no self-payment option for maintaining future pension coverage.

      CENTRAL STATES
      MEMO RE: YRC AND HOLLAND
      UPDATE 7/31/2023

      CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL NOTICE FROM CENTRAL STATE / TEAMCARE.

      ***

      From:

      TeamCare / Central State Health Plan

      TeamCare / Central State Pension Fund

      To:

      Teamsters affected by YRC and HOLLAND bankruptcy

      Date:

      July 31, 2023

      Re:

      Extension of TeamCare Coverage through August 5, 2023

      ***

      YRC INC. AND USF HOLLAND LLC

      UPDATE MONDAY, JULY 31, 2023

      EXTENSION OF TEAMCARE COVERAGE THROUGH AUGUST 5, 2023

      TEAMCARE

      Last week, the Central States Health Fund notified participants that an extension of TeamCare health coverage was approved for Yellow participants through August 26, 2023 in order to provide the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sufficient time to negotiate an agreement with YRC Inc. and USF Holland LLC (collectively “Yellow”). As stated in that notification, the extension of TeamCare health coverage didn’t resolve the previous contribution delinquency, and the extension of coverage was being provided with the understanding that Yellow needed to remit payment for the July contributions by their due date.

      With the sudden announcement that Yellow ceased all business operations effective July 30, 2023, and therefore will not remit the payment for July health contributions; the extension of TeamCare health coverage for Yellow participants will end on August 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

      This means that although Yellow has ceased operations and the Health Fund will not receive employer health contributions for the week of July 30, 2023 through August 5, 2023; Yellow participants will continue health coverage and not need to make COBRA self-payments for this week. For TeamCare health coverage after August 5, 2023, Yellow participants will need to make COBRA self-payments. Yellow participants in TeamCare will receive a COBRA notice with more information on submitting self-contributions for the continuation of health and welfare coverage.

      CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND

      As notified previously, Yellow’s participation in the Central States Pension Fund remains terminated effective July 23, 2023. As of July 23, 2023, active members stopped earning additional pension benefit accruals on that date. There is no self-payment option for maintaining future pension coverage.

      Yellow members will still be entitled to a pension benefit based on the previously implemented Distressed Employer Schedule under which Yellow participated in the Pension Fund.

      QUESTIONS

      We understand that there are many questions related to participant’s health and pension benefits due to Yellow ceasing operations. The Funds are in the process of drafting an updated Frequently Asked Questions that will address these questions and will have that available to participants and Local Unions shortly.

      Until then, if you have any questions, Local Unions can reach out to their Field Service Representative and members can contact our CustomerCare Department at (800) TEAMCARE or through the Message Center at MyTeamCare.org or MyCentralStatesPension.org.

      TEAMSTERS RATIFY NATIONAL TFORCE CONTRACT

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE FORM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      ***

      From:

      The International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Communications Department 

      To:

      All.

      Date:

      July 31, 2023

      Re:

      TForce National Agreement is Ratified

      ***

      TEAMSTERS AT TFORCE FREIGHT RATIFY NATIONAL AGREEMENT

      New Contract Protecting Nearly 8,000 Workers Overwhelmingly Approved

      (WASHINGTON) – Teamsters have overwhelmingly ratified a new national contract at TForce Freight by 81 percent. The five-year master agreement provides members with significant improvements to wages and benefits, and safeguards against subcontracting and technology.

      “Teamsters at TForce have set a powerful example for how to take on the employer and win a strong agreement. Over the next five years, TForce workers will continue to establish better standards for freight under this contract, including the most lucrative economic package in the industry and vital protections for technology, pension, health care, and safety,” said Sean M. O’Brien, Teamsters General President and Chair of the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC).

      The agreement will go into effect August 1, 2023, and expire July 31, 2028. Contract highlights include:

      • Wage Increases: The highest wage increases in the history of the national contract. Full-time local cartage and clerks will receive increases of $4.50 per hour over the life of the agreement. Road drivers will receive industry-leading increases to their current mileage rate over the length of the deal, starting at $0.7557 in August 2023 and increasing to $0.8257 by January 2028. The agreement eliminates split wage increases and two-tier wages.
      • Health, Welfare, and Pension Contributions: TForce is required to increase its contributions to health, welfare, and pension plans. These contributions will provide vital support for members' health care and retirement needs.
      • Technology Safeguards: The agreement includes provisions to safeguard members' rights and well-being from invasive technology. It prevents discipline from cameras and prohibits the use of robots, driverless vehicles, drones, or other technology to move freight or replace drivers, clerks, or dockworkers.
      • Additional Holiday: Martin Luther King Day has been added as a paid holiday.
      • Safety: All newly purchased equipment and vehicles must have air conditioning.
      • Discretionary Days and Vacation: Starting January 1, 2024, two additional discretionary days will be added to the contractual floor, increasing the minimum number of paid days from four to six. There will be no blackout dates.
      • Work Rule Protections: Shuttle and drayage work will not count towards the guarantee covered under the agreement. Road drivers will only perform road work and cannot work the docks except for the current mini-hub operations. TForce must have approval from the Teamsters for any other expansion of mini-hub operations.
      • Protections Against Subcontracting: Road drivers would be protected against subcontracting. Penalties have been put in place to ensure rail and subcontracting come back into the bargaining unit.

      “Our members at TForce have spoken loud and clear, and they overwhelmingly agree this new contract will deliver massive economic gains and non-economic improvements,” said John A. Murphy, Teamsters National Freight Director and TNFINC Co-Chair. “The entire union thanks our lead negotiators Kris Taylor and Ed Thompson and the full negotiating team for their efforts to bargain an industry-defining agreement. Most of all, we thank the tireless and dedicated rank-and-filers who served on the negotiating committee to improve the lives of their fellow Teamsters at TForce."

      Teamsters voted in-person last week and ballots were counted on Sunday. The agreement covers approximately 7,800 Teamsters at 126 local unions throughout the U.S.

      Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.2 million hardworking people in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visit Teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/teamsters.

      ABF NMFA AND SUPPLEMENTAL CBA IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

      ***

      From:
      John A. Murphy, Director
      Teamsters National Freight Division

      To:
      All ABF Freight Local Unions and Joint Council Principal

      Date:
      July 7, 2024

      Re:
      ABF NMFA & Supplemental CBA Implementation Schedule

      ***

      IMPORTANT NOTICE

      Please be advised the new ABF National Master Freight Agreement including all Supplements has been fully ratified by the local union membership. The last remaining Supplements were ratified today, Friday, July 7, 2023. The schedule of implementation for the collective bargaining agreement shall be as follows:

      1. The contract will be implemented on July 16, 2023. Increases to base wages shall be paid retroactively to July 1, 2023.
      2. The Company shall pay all retroactive wage rate adjustments in one payroll check the week of July 24, 2023.


      SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON YELLOW

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL FLIER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT SEAN O’ BRIEN.

      ***

      From:
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters – Freight Division

      To:
      All Yellow (YRC and Holland) Teamsters

      Date:
      June 12, 2023

      Re:
      Setting the Record Straight on Yellow

      ***

      SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON YELLOW

      The Teamsters have learned that Yellow is talking to members about the company’s proposed change of operations and trying to blame the union for not allowing it to change its business model.

      What Yellow is doing is wrong. The company is misleading members with false information.

      In fact, what the company is doing is trying to blame the Teamsters for its own executive mismanagement. Yellow wants to force union members to agree to significant mid-term operational contract concessions.

      “Our members have spoken loud and clear. As Teamsters, we have certain standards. And our administration is determined to set the standard,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Yellow has proven time and again it cannot manage itself. Yellow doesn’t deserve and cannot be expected to continue under its current structure. That’s the direction the Teamsters are going to take.”

      HERE ARE THE FACTS

      • Starting in 2010, Yellow received and is still reaping the benefts o? billions o? dollars in wage, pension, and work rule concessions.
      • Yellow received a $700 million bailout from the federal government. Despite this, the company claims it must have more contract changes immediately and cannot wait for regular bargaining.
      • The current Teamsters contract is in place until March 31, 2024. Bargaining for a new agreement would traditionally start toward the end of this year. The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) is fully honoring the current contract and will continue to.
      • But Yellow is seeking immediate changes to our agreement. Once again, Yellow cannot live with what it agreed to and is seeking mid-term concessionary changes to the contract.
      • TNFINC was willing to discuss opening negotiations with Yellow early but advised Yellow that we would engage in our normal membership survey and proposal process. Yellow was told the Teamsters could likely start meeting in August. We do not intend to bargain without membership input. The Teamsters explained to Yellow that negotiations are a two-way street, and that Yellow would have to provide immediate significant economic increases for the members if it wanted to reopen the contract early. But the company is not willing to wait until August to bargain. Despite its passing lip service, Yellow is not willing or is unable to provide the signifcant increases that members deserve.
      • Yellow wants to establish a one-way street that allows it to get everything it wants up front and early. The company wants our members to wait to see what happens down the road, even if it means workers are once again left holding the bag.
      • Yellow’s reliance on a previously approved change of operations in the Western Region is misleading. Importantly, Phase I change of operations did not violate the contract. The Western Region change of operations affected contractually permitted utility employees. All affected road drivers had their earnings protected and were allowed to continue to perform traditional road work.
      • The current proposed change of operations (Phase II) is very different. It wants to force hundreds of road drivers to work the dock and change dispatch rules. These changes would violate nearly every contract supplement nationwide.
      • Yellow is not willing to protect road drivers under Phase II as it had during the Western Region change of operations.
      • On May 30, 2023, the company sent TNFINC a draft proposed letter of agreement (LOA) that demanded the Phase II change of operations be approved. The draft was much broader than the original Phase II change of operations proposal. For example, the LOA demands that:
        1. Long established work rules and operational practices be abandoned;
        2. Yellow be permitted to assign employees to any job, anywhere, at any time across operating companies;
        3. 29 percent of all road miles across all operations (YRC, Holland, New Penn, and Reddaway) be diverted to nonunion transportation or rail carriers;
        4. The union’s current contractual ability to cut of the use of purchased transportation be limited;
        5. An expedited change of operations procedure be implemented to allow Yellow to expedite the hearing of its prior proposed changes of operations and its yet-to-be-disclosed Phase III change of operations;
        6. The “LOA shall supersede any and all agreements, including Supplemental Agreements, local work rules and practices that are inconsistent with or impede the application of” the LOA; and
        7. A reopening of the National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) to seek additional concessions to help pay for a potential future wage increase, which would have to be financed by Yellow’s lenders to take effect.
      • In exchange for such sweeping changes, the proposed LOA offers to accelerate by only a few months the $0.40 per hour contractual wage increase already due to members on October 1.
      • Yellow suggests it could possibly add a $0.60 increase but admits it “does not have the means to pay the increases.” The company says such increases could only occur after the LOA is ratified, after Yellow receives new financing, after the proposed Phase II changes of operations are approved and implemented, and after negotiations commence to fully reopen the NMFA.
      • The company has also suggested that contractually required health contributions could be deferred to wages if the health funds agree. Yellow’s vague promise of small future increases that may or may not happen is insulting.

      Yellow has shown that it doesn’t deserve and cannot be expected to continue under its current structure. The Teamsters cannot and will not keep bailing out this company with concessions. We are not interested in helping its corporate executives save face. It is not left to the Teamsters to save this company. Our members have given enough.

      TEAMSTERS FREIGHT DIVISION
      JOHN A. MURPHY, DIRECTOR 
      TONY JONES, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
      DANNY AVELYN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

      NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTERS

      COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2023

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL BULLETIN FROM THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTERS JOINT ARBITRATION COMMITTEE.

      ***

      From:
      National Automobile Transporters Joint Arbitration Committee

      To:
      All covered employers and local unions

      Date:
      February 14, 2023

      Re:
      Cost of Living Allowance Effective June 1, 2023

      ***

      BULLETIN NO. 772

      (NA 2023)

      COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2023

      Pursuant to the provisions of Article 23, for every .1 point increase in excess of three percent (3%) of the Base Index January 2022, there shall be a one cent ($.01) per hour; .50 mills per loaded mile; .25 mills per running mile; .1% flat or zone rate increase in the wage rates for all employees and classifications. A cost-of-living allowance shall only become effective if the annual increase in the CPI-W exceeds three (3.0%) percent which will be capped at fifty cents ($.50) per hour each year. Article 23 provides that these increases are to be applied to the hourly and mileage rates except where specifically provided otherwise in the Supplemental Agreement.

      As the result of the publication of the January 2023 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, U.S., All Items (1982-1984 = 100) (CPI-W (1982-1984 = 100)), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor on February 14, 2023, it has been determined that the Cost of Living Allowance effective June 1, 2023 pursuant to Article 23 of the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement is as follows:

      (a) 50¢ per hour

      (b) 2.5¢ per loaded mile

      (c) 1.25¢ per running mile

      (d) 5.0% flat (zone) rates

      Detailed wage bulletins setting forth the impact of the aforementioned Cost of Living
      Allowance as well as other contractual increases will be submitted at the earliest
      possible date for your information. In the event you have further questions, please
      advise us at your earliest convenience.

      Very truly yours,

      NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTERS JOINT ARBITRATION COMMITTEE

      James D. Osmer, Employer Co-Chairman
      Avral Thompson, Union Co-Chairman
      25 LOUISIANA AVENUE, N.W. 100 W. BIG BEAVER RD, STE 650
      WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001 TROY, MICHIGAN 48084

      ABF - PROFIT SHARING BONUS

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL MEMO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS.

      ***

      From:

      John A. Murphy, National Freight Director

      International Brotherhood of Teamsters

      To:

      ABF Freight Local Unions

      Date:

      February 3, 2023

      Re:

      ABF - Profit Sharing Bonus

      ***

      Profit Sharing Bonus

      Today, ABF announced that it achieved an 87.3% operating ratio for 2022. As a result, the profitsharing provisions of the 2018-23 ABF NMFA have triggered. Specifically, qualified members (generally those employees who were on the seniority list from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022) will receive a bonus of 3% of their 2022 earnings. This is the fourth year in a row that ABF Freight members have received a profit-sharing bonus. The Company’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of ABF’s Teamsters who worked through the challenges of 2022. The profitsharing bonuses will be paid on or about February 15.

      CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND RECEIVES SFA DISBURSEMENT

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL MEMO FROM THE CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND.

      ***

      From:
      Central States Pension Fund

      To:
      All covered teamsters

      Date:
      January 12, 2023

      Re:
      Central States Pension Fund Received Special Financial Assistance

      ***

      SPECIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED TODAY

      It’s official.

      Today, the Central States Pension Fund received our approved disbursement of Special Financial Assistance (SFA) under the American Rescue Plan Act of $35,764,910,109.99.

      As we have discussed in prior communications, SFA funding will allow the Pension Fund to avoid insolvency in 2025 and reach full funding over time. Thanks to this development, Central States Pension Fund benefits are secure, both now and long into the future. Consistent with federal guidelines, these SFA assets will be invested very conservatively, which will allow us to maintain an extremely low risk profile, while still generating returns that will support the Pension Fund’s long-term financial stability.

      The receipt of today’s SFA now puts the Pension Fund on solid financial ground to once again attract new bargaining units and new employers. Adding to our 68-year history, the Pension Fund is open for business and is an excellent organizing tool that offers your union members a well-funded, secure, and attractive pension benefit alternative.

      We take our responsibility as fiduciaries very seriously — as well as our commitment to transparency. We will continue to maintain consistent communication with our local unions, employers, and our participants about the Pension Fund. The last decade’s experience has made clear that we can overcome any challenge if we all remain informed, united and active in our joint mission to provide a secure retirement for the nearly 360,000 participants who rely on us.

      Sincerely,

      Thomas C. Nyhan
      Executive Director
      Central States Pension Fund

      TEAMCARE / CENTRAL STATES HEALTH PLAN

      BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS:

      DENTAL AND VISION ADDED TO RETIREE HEALTH PLANS R4, R6, AND FR

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL BULLETIN FROM CENTRAL STATES HEALTH PLAN.

      ***

      From:

      TeamCare / Central States Health Plan

      To:

      All local unions with participants in the Central States, Southeast and Southwest area health and welfare fund

      Date:

      February 24, 2022

      Re:

      Benefit improvements: Dental and Vision Added to Retiree Health Plans R4, R6, and FR

      ***

      TEAM CARE

      A CENTRAL STATES HEALTH PLAN

      2022 - SPECIAL BULLETIN - 2022 – 1

      The Board of Trustees has always been committed to providing the highest level of benefits under the Retiree Health Plan, while keeping contributions affordable for our retirees. After hearing from our Local Union partners and in keeping with that commitment, the Trustees are pleased to announce benefit improvements to the Retiree Health Plans without an increase to the retiree's monthly premium. Effective May 1, 2022, the Retiree Health Plans (Plan R4, R6, and FR) will include Dental and Vision benefits.

      DENTAL BENEFITS

      Effective May 1, 2022, the Retiree Health Plan will include dental benefits of $1,500 per covered person, per year.

      TeamCare has partnered with Humana Dental to offer TeamCare Dental - a network with over 337,000 providers that accept in-network negotiated discounts. TeamCare Dental allows members to stretch the annual dental maximum further and protects from charges above the negotiated discounted fees. To find a Humana dental provider, call 800-592-3112 or visit humanadental.com.

      TeamCare Dental is a voluntary network. Any services provided by a non-participating dental provider will be paid at the reasonable and customary fee level in that area to the annual dental maximum.

      DENTAL BENEFITS

      ANNUAL DENTAL DEDUCTIBLE

      NONE

      PREVENTIVE SERVICES:

      100% OF COVERED CHARGES

      DIAGNOSTIC AND RESTORATIVE:

      85% OF COVERED CHARGES

      CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK:

      70% OF COVERED CHARGES

      ORTHODONTIA:

      NOT COVERED

      ANNUAL DENTAL MAXIMUM:

      $1500 PER PERSON, PER YEAR

      VISION BENEFITS

      Effective May 1, 2022, the Retiree Health Plan will include routine vision benefits for eye exams, glasses, or contacts (in lieu of glasses) once every 12 months.

      TeamCare has partnered with EyeMed to provide in-network access for eye exams and prescription eyewear. The EyeMed Select network has over 100,000 in-network providers which include national providers like LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, America's Best and SVS Vision; along with many regional and local independent optometrists. EyeMed also provides access to online vendors like glasses.com and contactsdirect.com. To find an EyeMed provider, call 866-723-0514 or visit EyeMed.com.

      EyeMed is a voluntary network. Vision services provided by an out-of-network provider will be reimbursed to the maximum per service indicated below:

      VISION BENEFITS

      IN-NETWORK

      EYEMED SELECT NETWORK

      OUT OF NETWORK

      MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT

      ROUTINE EYE EXAM:

      $10 COPAY

      $50 REIMBURSEMENT

      STANDARD LENSES:

      (SINGLE, BI-FOCAL, PROGRESSIVE)

      $0 COPAY               

      $50 REIMBURSEMENT

      STANDARD LENSES:

      (LENTICULAR)

      $0 COPAY

      $60 REIMBURSEMENT

      FRAMES:

      $150 ALLOWANCE

      $75 REIMBURSEMENT

      CONTACT LENSES:

      (IN LIEU OF GLASSES)  

      $120 ALLOWANCE

      $80 REIMBURSEMENT          

      VISION BENEFITS ARE PAYABLE ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS

      An updated TeamCare Benefits ID card with Dental and Vision information will be sent to members in the Retiree Health Plan (Plans R4, R6, and FR) in mid-April.

      The improvements to the Retiree Health Plans were made possible due to the continued strong performance of the Central States Health Fund and by maintaining industry-low administrative operating costs. These benefit improvements will not increase the monthly premiums required under the Retiree Health Plan.

      If you have any questions regarding the benefit improvement, Local Unions can contact their Field Service Representative or visit MyTeamCare.org.


      Sincerely,
      BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CENTRAL STATES, SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST AREAS HEALTH AND WELFARE FUND, BY:

      THOMAS C. NYHAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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