Local 222

October 2017

Members enjoy day at the races

Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

SALT LAKE CITY — Local 222 recently celebrated and honored the labor movement as well as our own local’s great history. Teamsters and their families enjoyed a day at the racetrack. We had 1,547 people in attendance at the Rocky Mountain Raceway. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, face painting and bouncy houses for the kids, socializing and raffle for the adults, and exciting races for all.

General information
Withdrawal cards — Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? — If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have a $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address — In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all.

We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes — Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number at 1-800-824-4352; Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters health insurance funds toll free at 1-855-292-7954; Western Conference of Teamsters pension at 1-800-531-1489; Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439.

Recent Local 222 retirees listed

SALT LAKE CITY — A a new group of Local 222 Teamsters recently retired. They are:

July 2016
James Scott Crowell UPS
Patrick Dowler UPS
Gary Eccles Estenson
Joe Jaramillo YRC
Brent Naccarato Safeway
Timothy Natter American Linen
Edwin Sellis UPS
Brent Neal Staley Cream O’ Weber
Paul Stone Lanier Brugh
James Whitney Albertsons
Robert Wise Pipeline

August 2016
Douglas Archibald UPS
Cory Cornell Meadow Gold
Doug Dobson UPS
Richard Durrant Geneva Rock
Lyle Evans ABF
Robert Fillmore Yellow Freight
James Greer RTS
Lyle Hadlock UPS
Wade Jardine Bimbo Bakeries
Steven Jeffrey Geneva Rock Products
Vicki Kirkman UPS
Danielle Mabey UPS
Charles Mathias IBC
Michael Mathie Construction
Michael Preston UPS
Richard Schaefer UPS
Kelly Webster Lanier Brugh
Jon Young UPS

On August 10, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had pizza, salad and all the trimmings.
The retirees club dues increase was approved by Local 222. The annual dues will now be $25. We have not had an increase for several years. This will help us to continue funding our monthly festivities.

We want to wish the new retirees good luck and a happy and healthy retirement. God bless you.

Now that you have extra time, come to our Teamsters Retirees Club and check us out. You won’t be disappointed. We have lots of good food, fun and friends.

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of every month at 1 p.m. at the Teamsters Union Hall located at 2641 South 3270 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
You are always welcome to bring your spouse or your significant other.

Your club dues are paid by the union for the first year and only $25 a year after that. That’s not bad for all the good food, entertainment, drawings and visiting that we have throughout the year.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call retiree club president David H. Fackrell, Salt Lake City, at 801-518-4345.

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!

August 2017

Golf tournament helps young students

Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931

2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

SALT LAKE CITY — Our annual RJT Golf Tournament was a huge success. The scholarship fund was established to provide a better future for the children of our hard working members. The generous donations received from participants like those listed below will help these young women and men succeed and follow their dreams of attending college. We would like to thank everyone that participated.

Thank you to our 2017 Ralph J. Taurone Scholarship Fund sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors
Monarch Dental
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
Teamsters Local 222
UPS
Utah First Credit Union
WISE Provider Network
Gold Sponsors
Cook and Monahan
Geneva Rock
Laborers Local 295
Miller, Kaplan & Arase, LLP
Operating Engineers Local 3
Segal Consultants
Teamsters Joint Council 3
Utah AFL-CIO
Silver Sponsors
The Taurone Family
Ullico
Teamsters Local Unions:
63 • 174 • 455
492 • 631 • 1932
Bronze Sponsors
American National Insurance
Price, Yeates and Geldzahler
Teamsters Local Unions:
162 • 313 • 43

General Information
Withdrawal Cards –
Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? – If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address – In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes

Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number, 1-800-824-4352
Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds toll free, 1-855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension, 1-800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust, 1-800-872-5439.

June 2017

Meetings suspended for summer months

Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

Scholarships
SALT LAKE CITY — We are proud to announce the winners of the Ralph J. Taurone scholarships for 2017-2018. Since inception, the local has awarded $117,000 in scholarships. Thank you all for your generous support of the program.
Weston Adams Michael Ayala
Gillian Bergener Ashlyn Bishop
Shaylyn Carter Shantay Earl
Simon Easthope Alizah Folau
Chesnea Griffin Sharle Hampton
Rory Hayes Brieanna Johnson
Jace Kener Aubrey Moedl
Aubrey Moore Riley Owen
Zachary Robinson KolbieSwensen
Gavin Yarman
We wish them the best of luck in continuing their education.

General Information
Withdrawal cards — Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? — If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues), which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address
In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the Union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes
Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number at 1-800-824-4352
Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds toll free at 1-855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 1-800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439

Notice of special order of business to be presented at general membership meeting

Please be advised that the issue of closing regular membership and division meetings for the months of July, August and September of 2017 will be presented to the membership for a vote at the June 6, 2017 general membership meeting as required by the bylaws.

April 2017

Big changes for UPS employees

Proudly representing workers in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

SALT LAKE CITY — There are some very significant changes on the horizon for UPS employees. The company has informed the union that it will be implementing a Tuesday-Saturday workweek in some package centers in Utah later this year.

UPS has been rolling out the new schedule in areas across the country and Article 20.2 of the Western Region Supplement allows UPS to utilize the workweek it is proposing. The Tuesday-Saturday schedule is not a new idea. It has been tried in several locations outside of Utah over the last couple of years and the results have been mixed.

The company also informed Local 222 that it intends to establish a regular Sunday Sort later this year. This is something new to our area and I imagine it will be a significant challenge to staff for this additional workday/workweek. The Sunday Sort will affect the Feeder Department and the Hub as UPS will be implementing a Sunday-Thursday workweek.

UPS has rolled out a new concept they call “Back to Basics.” This is a nice way of saying they are starting the production harassment again. We are seeing numerous production rides. The union is fighting the company and we view the rides as excessive and counterproductive. If a supervisor/manager is going to be on car with you, take the time to document things that have changed or any abnormalities that you encounter throughout the day. Ask your pre loader if anyone other than them have been in your car auditing or grooming the load. This is a common tactic by management to make sure you have an ideal load, free of miss-loads.

It is hard to believe but contract negotiations are not far away. The current agreement expires July 31, 2018. As we near the expiration I would encourage you to prepare by making notes when an issue arises that should be a subject of bargaining. You can bring those issues to a proposal meeting or submit them with the survey the local will be sending out later. I would also encourage every member to begin preparations for what looks to be very difficult negotiations.

Report from Marty Cowin,
vice president

Meadow Gold — We recently ratified a new 3-year agreement with the company. I would like to thank the stewards who were on the negotiation committee.

They were a valuable resource throughout negotiations. We were able to negotiate and structure seniority language which solidified “Bargaining Unit Seniority” as the presiding factor by which seniority is to be measured, which is a significant language change.

The employees will receive good wage and benefit increases as well. For example: Pension — They will receive a combined increase of $0.83 in pension over the term of the 3-year contract. The company will also pay pension on all compensable hours up to 2080 hours in a year, to include pay for regular time, overtime, double-time, sick leave, vacation and any other time for which employees are compensated.

Vacation — Employees receive an additional and fifth week of vacation. PT/Temps — With the exception of three bracket (5) employees, the union has eliminated all part-time and temporary employee usage by the company. Driver Bids — Drivers will now be allowed to rebid all of the distribution runs starting in 2018 and rebidding every other year after.

Working Hours Limits — We have limited the hours an employee can be forced to work to 18 hours in a single shift. We also negotiated that the employer is required to allow 10 hours off between shifts, which is an improvement over the previous eight hours off between shifts. Double Time — The employer has also agreed to pay employees double-time pay for all hours worked in excess of 14 hours per shift, day or 24-hour period.

I would like to congratulate Bud Walker (right) who recently retired from Meadow Gold with 40 years under his belt. He is a good union brother and will be missed in the workplace. Congrats, Bud.

Ryder — We have scheduled dates for negotiations at the end of April. Employees have reviewed their contracts and have submitted their proposals for the upcoming negotiations.

Alsco — After successfully ratifying a contract with the company, the union held meetings in late February to explain the newly negotiated Western Conference Teamster Pension to the employees. A pension representative was available to explain their newly acquired pension benefits to our Alsco members.

Thanks to the stewards for their hard work in negotiations. The solidarity of the membership allowed the bargaining committee to negotiate and secure solid wage and benefit increases, including pension, H&W, base pay, bidding improvements and call back pay for the RSR’s.

Bimbo/Sara Lee — The company has implemented the insurance shared cost from the employee which equals 4% of the total cost each month. The amount equals approximately $48 per month. The company has agreed to take $12 out of each week’s check to balance the cost to the employee. With negotiations coming up this fall, I would request that the members of Bimbo review their contracts and note any desired changes for the upcoming negotiations.

Univar — We are scheduled to go into negotiations with the company this fall, I would request that the members of Univar start reviewing their contracts for potential language and benefit improvements.

General information
Withdrawal cards — Members: Please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? — If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it.

Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the Local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address — In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all.

We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes — Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number at 1-800-824-4352

Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds — toll free at 1-855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 1-800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439

February 2017

Same old, same old at UPS


Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931

2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

Executive Board
Spencer Hogue, secretary-treasurer
Cory Haslam, president
Marty Cowin, vice president
Chris McInelly, recording secretary
Garrett Tuttle, trustee
Cindy Harding, trustee
Allen Faber, trustee

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

Peaks over; UPS ramps up discipline

SALT LAKE CITY — Peak 2016 was probably the most challenging that UPS has faced here in Utah. There were problems due to missing projections, weather, staffing etc. To reward its employees for all their hard work through peak season the company has ramped up discipline which they do nearly every January. They put the blinders on during peak but as soon as its over look out. Make sure you work by the Methods all the time, including peak season.

UTA – Last year we finally reached an election for the group of Trax operations supervisors. Unfortunately, UTA spent tons of money on union busting consultants and won the election. We have verified through GRAMA requests that UTA spent more than $70,000 on consulting. This number does not include legal costs for the two-and-a-half-year legal battle which likely far exceeds the money spent on consulting.

It’s not enough that they spent potentially hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars preventing 35 employees from becoming union. Now they are trying, through legislation at the state level to pass a law which would eliminate the employees’ rights to ever form a union. It is shameful and an incredible waste of the agency’s resources that UTA has taken this approach. They should be focusing on serving the needs of the public. It is no wonder that this enormous publicly funded entity is so unpopular.
Scholarships – The local is awarding twenty $1,000 scholarships again this year. We are able to continue this program due to the success in fundraising through the annual Ralph J. Taurone Golf Tournament. The IBT also offers a scholarship program. The James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Teamster children across the U.S. and Canada.

The deadline for both scholarships is March 31, 2017.

Withdrawal cards – Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? – If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address – In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes:
Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number at 1-800-824-4352
Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds toll free at 1-855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 1-800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439

December 2016


Looking forward to success in 2017

Proudly representing workers in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

SALT LAKE CITY — We wish you and your families all the best during this holiday season. We are looking forward to 2017 and hope it brings the same successes that we have enjoyed over the last several years.

I would like to thank Trustee Cindy Harding for her dedication and hard work over a 30-year career at Meadow Gold. Cindy recently retired when the Orem ice cream facility was shut down. Deans Foods has relocated their facility to St. George and we are currently attempting to organize its employees.

The local union held a nomination meeting on November 7. The following officers were deemed to be elected due to a “white ballot” and will serve a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2017:

Secretary-Treasurer, Spencer Hogue
President, Cory Haslam
Vice President, Marty Cowin
Recording Secretary, Chris McInelly
Trustees;
Gilbert Tuttle, Al Faber, Troy Rudd

Scholarships
We are proud to announce that seven children of our members were awarded scholarships this year from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. They are Dylan Cassady, Sierra Sampsel, Rachel Dearth, Camiryn Toeun, Hannah Johnson, Alicia Zander and Savannah Moffat. We wish them the best of luck in continuing their education.

I encourage everyone to have their children apply for the scholarship programs that are available to them. The local union’s scholarship program, the Ralph J. Taurone Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships annually to children of our members, In addition, students may apply for the James R. Hoffa Scholarships.

Kids Christmas Party 2016
Our Annual Kids Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the union hall. As usual, we will have Santa Claus, refreshments, face painting and special guests.

Withdrawal cards
Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary?
If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues), which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address
In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes
Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake toll free number at 800-824-4352
Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds toll free at 855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 800-872-5439

August 2016


Summer meetings suspended
Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

Executive Board
Spencer Hogue, secretary-treasurer
Cory Haslam, president
Marty Cowin, vice president
Chris McInelly, recording secretary
Garrett Tuttle, trustee
Cindy Harding, trustee
Allen Faber, trustee

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

SALT LAKE CITY — The 6th Annual RJT Golf Tournament was a huge success. Because of generous donations like those from the participants listed below, we have been able to offer financial assistance to 98 children of Teamsters over the past six years.

The Ralph J. Taurone Golf Tournament Scholarship Fund was established to provide a better future for the children of our hard working members. The donations received will help these young men and women succeed and follow their dreams to attend college.

We would like to thank everyone that participated.

Thank you to our 2016 RJT
Scholarship Fund sponsors

Platinum sponsors
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
Wells Fargo / Peter Mallett
WISE Provider Network
Monarch Dental
Teamsters Local 222

Silver sponsors
Northwest Administrators, Inc.
Teamsters Joint Council 42
Teamsters Joint Council 3
Utah AFL-CIO
Geneva Rock
NetPro Networks

Gold sponsors
Operating Engineers Local 3
Cook and Monahan
Laborers Local 295
UPS

Bronze sponsors

The Taurone Family
Weinholtz for Governor
Lyon Printing
WSPR

Teamsters local unions
162, 174,305
455, 492, 633

United Parcel Service – The raise that is effective August 1, 2016, will be 40 cents per hour. The remainder of the 80 cents per hour in the contract will become effective on February 1, 2017.

The one dollar per hour effective August 1, 2016 that is allocated to pay for insurance and pension for full-time employees will be evenly split as the insurance needed another 50 cents. The increase of 50 cents to pension will bring the total contribution rate to $11.10 per hour.

Gold Cross Ambulance – I am happy to announce that we have achieved a first agreement for the forty paramedics and EMT’s in St. George. After a year and a half of bargaining we were finally able to deliver a very strong contract for this well deserving group of employees.

The employees first sought representation in January, 2014, because of terrible working conditions and poor pay. Through the course of bargaining the employer agreed to upgrade the horrific living quarters that it provided to its employees. These workers were literally stationed out of sheds that lacked sanitary conditions of any kind.

This agreement addressed most of the employees concerns and it showed through the overwhelming majority of workers voting to ratify the agreement.

Withdrawal cards –
Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off of work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? – If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) which Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address – In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of inaccurate phone numbers in our records. When grievances and other issues arise, it’s important that we are able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have an inaccurate phone number on record with us, please call in to have it updated.

Phone numbers for address changes –
Local 222 (Salt Lake City) 801-972-1898 or our Salt Lake-toll free number
800-824-4352
Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters Health Insurance funds toll free
855-292-7954
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension
800-531-1489
Western Teamsters Welfare Trust
800-872-5439


Nomination Meeting and Election Notice

Pursuant to the Constitution of the International Union and the by-laws of Local Union 222 (copies are available at the Local Union Hall), notice is hereby given to all members of this Local Union that nominations for all elective offices of this Local Union will be conducted at a Special Membership Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 to be held at Teamsters Local 222 Union Hall located at 2641 South 3270 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The offices open for nomination and election are as follows:
Secretary-Treasurer
President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Three (3) Trustees

The term of office is three years and will commence January 1, 2017 and conclude December 31, 2019.
The International Constitution sets down certain guidelines for Local Unions to adhere to make sure that Local Union elections meet the requirements spelled out in the Landrum-Griffin Act. The U.S. Department of Labor oversees all Labor Union Elections by laying down specific recommendations thus safeguarding the rights of all concerned. These guidelines are outlined in the official rules governing the conduct of Local 222 Nomination and Election of Officers as approved by the Local Union Executive Board on July 11, 2016. A copy of these rules can be obtained at the Local Union business office upon request.

Nominations
Article XXII, Section 4 (a) of the Constitution requires that nominations are to be made by a member in good standing other than the nominee and seconded by a member in good standing other than the nominee.

Nominations must be made and seconded by members of Local 222, in good standing, with dues paid through October 2016. Any back dues or fees may be paid at the Local Union office through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2016. Petitions for Candidacy, in writing, may also be submitted to the Secretary/Treasurer beginning 20 days prior to the nomination meeting and ending 7 days prior to the nomination meeting. A petition can be obtained from the Local Union.

Nominees must accept nomination in person, or if absent, in writing, for one office only. Written acceptances must be submitted to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer.

Eligibility to Nominate or Run for Office
Potential candidates are encouraged to check their eligibility, and the eligibility of their nominators and seconders, prior to the nomination meeting by submitting a written request to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer.

A member on dues check off will not lose good standing as a result of a delay or default by the employer sending dues to the Local or because of an employer’s failure to make the proper deductions from the member’s pay in any month in which the member had any earnings from which deductions could have been made.

Article II, Section 4 (a) (1) of the International Constitution provides that to be eligible for election to any office in a Local Union, a member must be in continuous good standing in the Local Union in which he or she is a member and in which he or she is seeking office, and actively employed at the craft within the jurisdiction of such Local Union, for a period of 24 consecutive months prior to the month of nomination for said office, and must be eligible to hold the office if elected.

“Continuous good standing” is defined as compliance with the provisions of Article X, Section 5 concerning the timely payment of dues for a period of 24 consecutive months, together with no interruptions in active membership in the Local Union for which office is sought because of suspensions, expulsions, withdrawals, transfers, or failure to pay fines or assessments. Provided, however, that if a member on withdrawal deposits his card in the month immediately following the month for which it was effective and pays his dues for both months in a timely manner as provided in Article X, Section 5(c), such period of withdrawal shall not be considered a break in continuous good standing in the Local Union.

Further, Article II, Section 4 (a) (1) provides that failure of the Local Union to issue a withdrawal card shall not be conclusive proof that a nominee was actively employed at the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local Union during the required 24-month period prior to nomination if a challenge is made based on evidence to the contrary, in which event, a determination shall be made on the facts presented.

Periods of unemployment during the 24-month period preceding the nomination shall not be considered a break in active employment at the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local Union if the nominee was actively seeking and available for employment in the craft, and not working outside the craft during such periods of unemployment.

The Local Union By-Laws provide that in order to be eligible to run for office, a member shall have attended at lease twenty-five percent (25%) of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Local Union for the past 24 months. In this election, the 25% meeting attendance requirement shall not be enforced as a condition of eligibility to run for office.

Elected officers of the Local Union shall, by virtue of such election, be delegates to any Joint Council with which the Local is affiliated as well as to any convention of any subordinate body which may take place during their term of office. Elected local union officers shall be delegates to such conventions in the order of priority set forth in the Local Union Bylaws.

Election
The election shall be conducted by a mail referendum ballot, with ballots being mailed to each eligible member at his or her last known home address no later than November 23, 2016. If you have moved, please advise this office of your correct address.

The date ballots must be received in order to be counted will be the date of election. Election day will be Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Ballots must be in the PO Box by 9:00 a.m. on December 14, 2016. Counting of ballots will commence at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Any member in good standing, eligible to vote, who has not received a ballot by November 30, 2016 may request the issuance of a replacement ballot by calling True Ballot Inc. at 1-866-675-1772 to request a ballot. Duplicate ballots may be requested through December 9, 2016.

Instructions for the completion of the ballot will be enclosed in the ballot package. This is a secret ballot vote. You should mark your ballot in private and mail your ballot, sealed in the secret ballot envelope, to the designated post office box in the postage paid return envelope. Do not give your ballot to anyone.

Eligibility to Vote
To be eligible to vote in this election a member of Local Union 222 must be in good standing with their initiation fees and dues paid through November 2016. Members have until 5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2016 to pay their initiation fees or dues at the Local Union office in order to have their votes counted.

Under the International Constitution, any member on dues check off will not lose good standing as a result of a delay or default by the employer sending dues to the Local or because of an employer’s failure to make the proper deductions from the member’s pay in any month in which the member had any earnings from which deductions could have been made.

Members becoming eligible to vote through payment of dues on or before 5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2016 and after the ballots have been mailed may, upon request, obtain an official ballot by contacting True Ballot Inc. at 1-866-675-1772.

Protests
Any pre-election protests must be filed with the Local Union 222 Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with the provisions of Article XXII, Section 5(a) of the International Constitution. Any post-election protest must be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of Local 222 in accordance with Article XXII, Section 5(b) of the International Constitution.

Copies of the International Constitution, the Local Union 222 Bylaws and Rules governing the conduct of this election are available, upon request, from the Local Union.


June 2016


Summer meetings suspended

Proudly representing workers
in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29
Britt Miller — ext. 17

Executive Board
Spencer Hogue, secretary-treasurer
Cory Haslam, president
Marty Cowin, vice president
Chris McInelly, recording secretary
Garrett Tuttle, trustee
Cindy Harding, trustee
Allen Faber, trustee

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer

SALT LAKE CITY — At the May 3 general membership meeting there was a motion to suspend meetings for the summer. Those in attendance voted in favor of suspending the meetings for the months of July, August and September.

Withdrawal cards — Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary? — If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have a $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) that Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues Plan, please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address — In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all.

We also have a lot of bad phone numbers in our records. When grievances and issues arise, it’s important that we be able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have a bad phone number on record with us, please call in to get it changed.

Phone numbers for address changes: Local 222 (Salt Lake) 801-972-1898 or out of Salt Lake-toll free at 1-800-824-4352. Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters health insurance funds toll free at 1-855-292-7954; Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 1-800-531-1489 and Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439.


April 2016


~ In memorium ~
Ralph and Terry Taurone

It was less than eight weeks after former Teamster leader Ralph J. Taurone died last December that his wife, Theresa K. (Terry) Taurone, also passed away February 4 in Utah.

The couple was married in their native New York state in 1963. They moved to Layton, Utah, from Chicago where Ralph became a member of Chicago Teamsters Local 70 working as a truck driver. He was transferred to Utah in 1971, as a result of a multi-conference change-of operations and became a member of Utah Teamsters Local 222.

After the couple moved to Utah, Ralph took pride in advocating for workers’ rights and became a Teamsters shop steward at Consolidated Freight, moving up in the union ranks, first as a business agent in 1974 until he was elected secretary-treasurer of Utah Teamsters Local 222.

He was later elected president of Teamsters Joint Council 3, which covers seven states in the Rocky Mountain area, from Canada to Mexico. He was subsequently elected vice president of the Teamsters International Union, worked tirelessly to allow hard working men and women to live with job security, pride and dignity.

Ralph served on many negotiating committees and grievance panels, locally, regionally and nationally. He was a trustee on the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund and Supplemental Benefit Trust Fund. He served as a member of the Utah-Idaho-Montana-Arizona Freight Grievance Committee and was a panel member of the Western Region Over-the-road Committee.

Meanwhile Terry attended Weber State College in Utah and became a school teacher, working with special needs children. She was instrumental in establishing Project Pride, a program that gave to less fortunate families while allowing those families to maintain dignity and self-esteem.
Ralph and Terry are survived by their children Christina, Richard, John and Michael, and 10 grandchidren.

February 2016


New administrator for insurance plans

Proudly representing workers in the State of Utah since 1931
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-972-1898
Toll free: 800-824-4352
Fax: 801-972-8226
www.teamsterslocal222.org

Business Agents
Spencer Hogue – ext. 28
Cory Haslam – ext. 13
Jeff Kendall – ext. 14
Marty Cowin – ext. 15
Jim Jacketta – ext. 29

Executive Board
Spencer Hogue, secretary-treasurer
Cory Haslam, president
Marty Cowin, vice president
Chris McInelly, recording secretary
Garrett Tuttle, trustee
Cindy Harding, trustee
Allen Faber, trustee

By Spencer Hogue
Secretary-Treasurer
SALT LAKE CITY — The Trustees of the Utah-Idaho Teamsters Security Fund have selected a new administrator for the insurance plans that are provided by the trust. The new administrator will be Southwest Service Administrators. This administrator currently processes the eligibility for our part-time UPS members and does a very good job. The change will become effective May 1, 2016. The change will not affect the level of benefits that you currently enjoy. I would like to thank Group Benefits and the Corbett family for the many years that they have serviced our trusts.

Make sure to fill out and return the annual update form before the deadline. It is important to return it even if there have been no changes. Failure to return the form timely may result in delayed or denied benefits.

I also want to remind you of the importance of controlling the costs of the Utah Idaho and AGC Teamsters Trust Funds by using the PPO, WISE Provider Network. We can all save on insurance costs to the funds by using the PPO network. There are a couple of easy options to help you find a PPO provider. Go to www.wiseprovider.net or download the WISE Provider app to look up hospitals, Urgent Care facilities, or doctors by specialty.

Report from Marty Cowin, vice president, business agent
Alsco / American Linen — The current collective bargaining agreement expires April 30, 2016. Our members need to review their contracts and note any improvements they may want to propose in the upcoming negotiations. We will be holding proposal meetings and our employees have indicated that obtaining a union pension will be an issue of importance. Our membership numbers have dramatically increased over the term of the current agreement.

Solidarity is the key to successful negotiations and we are edging closer to 100 percent membership. We are looking forward to a successful negotiation.

KCORP — We have had ongoing issues concerning the pay of H&W benefits from the company. The company has finally agreed to pay H&W benefits on all straight time compensable hours, including hours calculated while on sick leave and vacation. This has been an issue that we have been at odds with the company for some time. The union has also addressed and eliminated some potential subcontracting, working supervisors and traveler issues as well. On a good note, there have been multiple employees whom have been reclassified at both a higher classification and wage rate. The union is pleased with the reclassifications and understands the value of these members working at our state’s federal buildings. We are happy to report that we have 100 percent union membership at KCORP.

Bimbo Bakeries — We are in the process of clarifying mileage pay and compensation issues concerning merchandisers and RSRs. We are in the process of finding resolve concerning this matter. Just to make our members aware, beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, (down from 57.5 cents for 2015).

The business mileage rate decreased 3.5 cents per mile from the 2015 rates. The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile, including depreciation, insurance, repairs, tires, maintenance, gas and oil. Please make a note so that you will have the accurate information needed to calculate any mileage pay that you are contractually owed by the company.

Statewide RSR, transport and mechanics membership is over 90 percent. We will be staging meetings to educate and solidify the union membership of our merchandiser employees. Though merchandisers can at times be transitory by nature, we will continue to impress upon them the importance of union membership.

Estenson Logistics — I want to remind our members that we have contract negotiations coming up this summer. It is important to be prepared to attend our contract proposal meetings with any changes that you may seek in the upcoming CBA. August 31 is the deadline for the current CBA. I would like to thank you for your solidarity, as well as maintaining 100 percent union membership.

Meadow Gold — Our CBA will expire on October 31 of this year. Our members have already made it clear that pension will be their top priority in the upcoming negotiations. There were numerous changes in the last CBA, which benefited the members and also reduced the number of grievances due to the elimination of previous “grey language” in the contract. We will look to continue that effort. I would like all of our members to review their contracts over the spring and summer. The solidarity at Meadow Gold is outstanding and our membership is currently in the 90+percent ballpark. I would ask that our members continue to educate the nonmembers concerning the importance and relevance of solidarity. Solidarity equates to better contracts.

Hertz — Local 222 has successfully organized the Hertz counter service Representatives. I have been leading their negotiations and report that positive progress is being made. We are moving through the non-economics of the agreement and hope to be involved in the economic portion of the negotiations by the time this article is printed. We have an outstanding committee and the two committee members from the Hertz bargaining unit, are representing their co-workers well.

Magna Water — We have been in discussions with the company to gain clarification and understanding concerning some specific pension issues. They should be worked through without much problem. The employees no longer need to be concerned about yearly wage appropriations, as their contract now has yearly negotiated wage and benefit rates included. This also allows the company to accurately forecast and budget for their operational expenses for the upcoming year. Magna Water employees are a great example of solidarity and enjoy 100 percent union membership.

Withdrawal cards
Members, please remember to call in to be placed on withdrawal if you are going to be off work for a month or more due to layoff, leave of absence, accident, illness, etc. When you go back to work, please call our office to be placed back on active status.

Who is your beneficiary?
If you are a current dues paying member, please remember that you have a $4,000 life insurance policy (Teamsters Life with Dues) that Local 222 provides for you. The beneficiary would be whomever you had designated on your original application for membership, unless you have personally changed it. Your pension or health and welfare beneficiary designations are entirely separate from the Life with Dues and are not automatically changed when you change your beneficiary with the pension office. If you are uncertain who may be designated as beneficiary in the local’s records or if you wish to change your beneficiary on the Life with Dues plan please contact Local 222 at 801-972-1898. Remember to provide your spouse or beneficiary with this information.

Remember us when you change your address
In the hustle and bustle of moving and changing your address with your many associates, please remember to change it with the union, your health insurance plan and the pension. Changing it with one does not automatically change it with all. We also have a lot of bad phone numbers in our records. When grievances and issues arise, it’s important that we be able to contact you in a timely manner. If you suspect you may have a bad phone number on record with us, please call in to get it changed. Phone numbers for address changes: Local 222 (Salt Lake) 801-972-1898 or out of Salt Lake-toll free at 1-800-824-4352. Utah-Idaho or A.G.C. Teamsters health insurance funds (Salt Lake) 801-972-1177 and out of Salt Lake-toll free 1-800-657-5377; Western Conference of Teamsters Pension at 1-800-531-1489 and Western Teamsters Welfare Trust at 1-800-872-5439.