A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer - Dave Lucas
The first half of this year has been a very busy one for Local 671…
We have finally completed the UPS contract. All retro payments should have been made by the end of May. Please look at the UPS page on this website for all information regarding this new contract. You will see many changes at work as far as 9.5 enforcement biding, etc. We will hold a meeting with all Stewards in the near future to explain the changes in the new contract. If you have questions, please feel free to contact a Business Agent at the Union Hall.
Our Local is currently involved in many contract negotiations. Many of the school bus contracts are expiring and are being renegotiated. The DHL contract has been finalized and our members are currently living under that new Agreement.
As most of you know, over the past year Local 671 and Local 1150 along with the IBT Training & Development Department developed a program to train organizers. The training was similar to a boot camp. The attendees were fully trained in all aspects of organizing, legal and procedural issues and how to run an efficient, honest campaign.
In January, I made the decision to put Luis Rosario on as a full-time organizer. In the few months, Luis has successfully organized a unit of people who transport special needs children, has more pending elections and has started on multiple campaigns. Art Langdon, the Steward at Baileys Express & Local 671’s Recording Secretary and Rodney Edwards, a Steward at UPS also received the special training.
I will be requesting the IBT to repeat that training in the near future. I will advertise when that will be we will look for volunteers for this program.
If you receive leads on any non-union workers, please call the Union Hall. If we do not continue to organize the unorganized, we will watch our way of life diminish and the rich will get richer off of our hard work.
As you all know, the Monthly Membership meetings are suspended for the months of June, July and August. I would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and fun-filled summer and I will look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall.
As always, if you have questions or issues, please feel free to contact me at any time at the Union Hall.