Our hard work building our Union, and standing together for a fair contract is about to pay off! In just the first two days of voting, over 1,200 members voted.
Don’t be left behind: make sure to cast your ballot! See the list of voting times and locations here.
And when you vote, remember that your Bargaining Team and Executive Board unanimously recommend a “YES” vote. After two years of member action, the team believes we have won the very best deal possible in the circumstances, and the time has come to claim our victory and lock in our raises and lump sum.
Here are some of the gains we won in the contract:
New limits and protections against increases in retirement and medical contributions, and parking fees
Improvements in workplace rights, including the right to progressive discipline before termination for misconduct
All raises are guaranteed, not subject to “merit” or favoritism, no being “topped out”
Guaranteed 6.1% raise, plus $1200 lump sum by July 2017, with total increases of 19.4% over the life of the contract
If you want to see what your new guaranteed pay will be after each of the raises in the contract, go to our handy wage calculator, and simply enter your current hourly pay rate.
Remember, you must be a member of the Teamsters to vote. But don’t worry – if you are not yet a member, just complete a membership application at the polling places and vote immediately!
Let’s keep up the hard work to maximize turnout and an overwhelming yes vote which will help propel us forward into our next phase of building member power in our Union!