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August 16, 2017
A Message From the President

  As a new member, I am sure there are many questions you have about the Teamsters Union. Understanding your Union will be extremlely important in the years to come. I urge you to become a active member of Local No. 24 and get involved. Please browse the website to get familiar with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Local No. 24. Your degree of participation is totally up to you, from just paying your union dues, to attending the monthly membership meetings, or participating on the volunteer organizing committee.  It's your choice. There will always be room for you and we welcome new ideas. There are plenty of activities going on from attending Rallies on the War on Workers, Labor Day Parades or Phone Banking. Just ask, how can I help. 

  To become a member in good standing, you must take your oath of obligation. To accomplish this, attend our next Regular Meeting, or just schedule a time to come to the union office. I hope you will take an interest in your union and actively support your worksite Union Stewards. Working together, we can help insure equity on the job. The strength of Local No. 24 at your company is a direct reflections of the unity and participation of you, the members. If you have any questions, please let me know. The Union office is open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (330) 434-8126.

   To the rest of my Brothers and Sisters of Local No. 24, as you already know, were standing on the shoulders of our retirees who came before us and now its our turn to build on that legacy. Our fight is different in alot of ways, but never forget, its still a fight and we can't win without you. If there is anything that your Union can do for you. We have one rule - just ask.  

Fraternally,

Travis W. Bornstein
President
Teamsters Local No. 24

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Board of Local No. 24 is pleased to announce that we have adopted a Legal Benefits Program for all Local No. 24 members and their immediate families at no cost. The plan will be administered through the law firm of Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., LPA (“BMB Law”), located at 39 E. Market St., Suite 301, Akron, Ohio 44308. The attorneys at BMB Law can be reached at (330) 253-3337. Please visit them at the web at www.bmblaw.com.

BMB Law has provided quality legal representation in Summit County and other surrounding counties since 1969. Combined, the firm’s attorneys have over 175 years of experience. You can rest assured that BMB Law will diligently represent you for all of your legal needs. President of BMB Law, Robert C. Meeker, is a former Local No. 24 member, and understands how important each of you are to the success of your workplace.

Teamsters Local No. 24 has retained BMB Law to provide the following services to you and your immediate families:

  • Free initial phone or face-to-face consultation on any legal subject with no time limit;

  • Free legal document review of ten pages or less;

  • Free Simple Wills for all Local No. 24 members and their spouses. A “Simple Will” is defined as one in which a Testator provides for the payment of debts and expenses, and with contingent beneficiaries in case of a prior death of the primary beneficiary. Any members or members’ spouses who already have a Simple Will shall be entitled to a free revision of such will or wills.  

  • If the Local No. 24 member or a member of their immediate family agree that BMB Law will provide legal services which are beyond the above, BMB Law will furnish all legal services to plan participants as follows:

  • Up to 10% Off Contingent Fee Services: Includes, but is not limited to, litigation involving personal injury (intentional torts and/or negligence), wrongful death actions, premises liability actions, products liability actions, and lawsuits involving medical or legal malpractice. Your benefit will not include litigation expenses or court costs.

  • 25% Off All Other Legal Representation: Includes, but is not limited to, Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Domestic Relations Law, Estate Planning and Probate Matters, Civil Litigation as Plaintiff or Defendant, For-Profit/Non-Profit Business Services, and Supplemental Security Income and Disability.

  • Local No. 24 members will also periodically receive articles on different legal topics. These articles are meant to provide the members with a basic understanding of some important legal concepts, while also providing the member with knowledge to better protect his or her rights. 
  • Additionally, you should be aware of the following details and restrictions:

  • Those who desire to participate in this Legal Benefits Program must be a member in good standing of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 24 or an immediate family member.

  • An immediate family member means a member’s spouse or significant other ("significant other" as used in this definition means one who stands in place of a spouse and who resides with the employee), parents, children, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, brother- in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step-parents, step-children, step-siblings, or a legal guardian or other person who stands in the place of a parent (in loco parentis).  

  • In no case will BMB Law provide legal services to a member of the Legal Benefits Program’s immediate family which services are adverse to the member.

  • Legal matters against Local No. 24 and/or the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are specifically excluded from this program.

  • BMB Law is not obligated to take on legal representation for program participants or their immediate family and may decline representation, if it so chooses. BMB Law will refuse representation on any matters it deems as frivolous, non-meritorious or unethical.

  • BMB Law may refer a program member to a partner law firm or attorney f the matter is deemed to be a highly specialized legal matter.

In order to acquaint yourselves with the lawyers of BMB Law, I suggest that you visit their web site at www.bmblaw.com. While there, you can learn the history of the firm, read a biography of each of the firm’s lawyers, observe some of the firm’s practice areas, and read the firms bLAWg, which discusses important legal topics. Additionally, you are invited to visit BMB Law during their normal business hours to introduce yourselves to the firm’s attorneys.

In order to use the Local No. 24 Legal Benefits Program, please follow this outlined procedure:

  1. Contact BMB Law at (330) 253-3337. Explain that you are a member of Teamsters Local No. 24 and that you wish to consult with an attorney in the firm in accordance with the Legal Benefits Program. BMB Law’s staff will assist you in determining what legal area will need to be addressed. Based on the information given, you will be referred to an appropriate attorney within the firm.

  1. The next step will be either a phone consultation or an appointment for the initial consultation with an assigned attorney. After you have conducted the initial consultation, you may elect to employ the firm to represent you in accordance with the plan benefits as previously mentioned. BMB Law will specify the legal fees that are your responsibility in writing, at your request. 

  1. BMB Law’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Attorneys at the firm can schedule to meet with you beyond those normal hours, including weekends. If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance outside of the firm’s normal hours, please contact Attorney Colin G. Meeker, at (330) 603-7173, on-call specifically for you after hours.

If you have any questions about the manner in which this Legal Benefits Program will operate, you may call the Union Hall or Attorney Robert C. Meeker at BMB Law.

Your Officers and Agents are very proud of the development of this Legal Benefits Program and believe that it carries a great value to all of Local No. 24. The adoption of this plan is another example of the many ways your Union leadership is looking to improve Local No. 24 and protect our members and their families.

                                                                                    Fraternally,

                                                                                    Travis W. Bornstein
                                                                                    President
                                                                                   
 Teamsters Local No. 24  





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  Current Campaigns  
  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     
 
 
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