On October 1st here in Las Vegas many innocent people’s lives were forever changed by the events that took place at the Mandalay Bay. Many of the people affected were family members or friends of Local 14 members. We want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Local 14 will assist you in any way possible.
Congratulations to Kathleen Tegtmeyer one of our City of Henderson shop stewards. Her twins were the recipients of three different scholarships. They received the James R. Hoffa scholarship, the Teamsters Joint Council 42 scholarship and the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus scholarship. Our thanks to the committees that make this possible to benefit our Teamster’s children and families.
Local 14 is pleased to welcome two new groups to the Teamsters family. Airgas and Brady Industries recently held elections to determine representation and voted overwhelmingly for Local 14. We are looking forward to beginning negotiations with both companies.
In other organizing news, we are currently in an organizing drive with the Metro Civilians group. This has been a continuing effort with 1200 potential new members. Nevada Supreme Court briefs were filed recently in the case with the CCSD Support staff. We are waiting on the Nevada Supreme Court to make their final decision. We are very hopeful the decision comes soon. We have filed with the EMRB for recognition of the “blue collar” employees in the town of Pahrump.
We negotiated re-opener pay increases for our employees at the City of Caliente and are working on increased benefits.
We recently held a contract proposal meeting with the members from Pepsi. We will hold a contract review meeting the second week in December and hope to begin negations early in January, 2018. Please check your bulletin boards for updates.
We have scheduled a wage deferent meeting for Coca-Cola Bottling group on October 14th and will have an informational meeting the same day regarding the transition to Reyes Brother Company.
We recently ratified new CBA’s for KA Fleet, Library District and Albertsons. We have ongoing CBA negotiations with Meadow Gold and hope to have a ratified CBA shortly.
Check your mail for information from the Teamsters Local 14 Trust Fund regarding some significant changes to the health care. The fund is instituting an enrollment period, a spousal insurance policy and changes to the dental plan. It is very important that you read and respond to the information that you will be provided. The Trustee’s for the fund will continue to strive to provide our members with the best available healthcare at a reasonable cost.
As a reminder, we have general membership meetings on the third Thursdays of every month at 6:00 pm. Please come mingle with other members and get the latest updates.
Congratulations to Harry Steffler on his retirement from Nevada Beverage after 33 years.
We still seem to have problems with beneficiary updates. This is creating hardships to those that try to receive benefits.