Utah

June 2017


New retirees for May, June

SALT LAKE CITY — Members who retired in May and June are:
Kevin Abbott Meadow Gold
Ronald Anderson Meadow Gold
Morikatsu Arakaki UPS
Michael Braegger Tramcor
David Bradley Meadow Gold
Mike Giron WW Clyde
Cynthia Harding Meadow Gold
Annette Hovey UPS
David Jeremy Meadow Gold
Lorri McCoy Matlock
Kerry Olson ABF
William Pierce Geneva Rock
Dennis Price WW Clyde
Max Warner Geneva Rock
June 2017
Todd Anderson Bimbo Bakeries
Jodie Benson Albertsons
Tracy Green UPS
Ronald Holmes Construction
David Horman UPS
Ken Howerton ABF
Steve McDonald YRC
Albert Munsell Bimbo Bakeries
Kelly Taylor UPS

On June14 we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had croissant sandwiches along with cake and cookies for dessert. We had a good turnout. On July 12 we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had hot dogs with all the trimmings and the usual sides.

We want to wish each and every one of the new retirees good luck and a happy, healthy retirement and God bless you.

Now that you have extra time, come to our Teamsters Retirees Club and check us out. You won’t be disappointed. Lots of good food, fun and friends. As always, our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 you pay 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, 801-518-4345.

June 2017


New retirees for March, April

SALT LAKE CITY — Here are the new retirees for March and April:

March 2017 – Clary Carter, Estenson Logistics; Roger Cartwright, Western Dairyman Co.; Daryl Dummer, ABF; Richard Hiatt, Monroc; Scott Hubbard, ABF; Calene Johnson, Meadow Gold; Lane Marble, UPS; Elden Knighton, UPS; Andrea Winchester, Meadow Gold.

April 2017 – Sherry Moore, UPS; Edward Nunes, Geneva Rock; Henry Nunley III, Meadow Gold; Randy Pyne, Geneva Rock; Scott Shaw, UPS; Steven Warren, Estenson Logistics, and Elaine Young, Geneva Rock.

On April13, 2017, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had pulled pork sandwiches and then we played Bingo. The pulled pork sandwiches were very good and we had a good crowd present.
On May 11 we had our monthly meeting and luncheon, which was the retiree club’s birthday party. It was the 38th year since we started the club. Most everyone brought their favorite food and side dish so we had plenty of food and dessert. The club furnished the chicken. It was all very good. We had a good turn out as always.

We want to wish all of the new retirees good luck and a happy and healthy retirement and God bless you.
Now that you have extra time, come to our Teamsters Retirees Club and check us out. You won’t be disappointed. Lots of good food, fun and friends.

As always, our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 you pay 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

We look forward to seeing you!

April 2017


New retirees and pot luck

SALT LAKE CITY — January retirees are: Tracy Dennies, Hertz; William Hopson, Geneva Rock; Paul Howe, Amcor; Anthony Medina, UPS; Willie Petty, MTC. None were listed for February.

On January 11, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had pot luck. Several people brought their favorite side dish while the club provided the chicken, which was very good.

On February 8, we had a potato bar with a lot of delicious chili kindly provided by Jim and Doris Chandler. The potatoes were grown in their very own garden. We also had salad and several desserts. As always, it was great!

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

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

As always, our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 you pay only $25.00 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

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

February 2017


New retirees join the club

SALT LAKE CITY — Recent retirees are:
November, 2016
Joseph Cowgur, YRC; Kjell Jenkins, Continental Baking; Damon Padilla, UPS; Vernon Smith, Geneva Rocks Products; Larry Talmadge, ABF, and Wallace Bud Walker, Meadow Gold.
December, 2016
Frank Bandt, movies; Jeffrey Giles, Geneva Rock; Phillip Llewellyn, Meadow Gold; Lenard McLaughlin, Albertsons; Robert Quinn, MTC, and Brent Rogers and Byron Wilson, UPS.

On November 9, 2016, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had chili and honored the veterans in attendance, thanking them for their service. On December 14, 2016, we had our Christmas Party and luncheon at Chuck-A-Rama in Draper. We had a good turnout. Several people were kind enough to bring Christmas gifts for the drawing, which made for a good time. We had a lot of fun.
We want to wish each and every one of the new retirees good luck and a happy and healthy retirement and God bless you.

Now that you have extra time, come to our Teamsters Retirees Club and check us out. You won’t be disappointed. Lots of good food, fun and friends. Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 you pay 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 David H. Fackrell, president, Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

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

December 2016


Recent retirees listed

SALT LAKE CITY — Recent retirees for September, 2016, are Kenneth Bass, Geneva Rock; Jack Clark, ABF; Tom Leiter, Hadley Auto Transportation; Lennart Karlson, YRC; Christina Montgomery, UPS; William Page, UPSF; Marlo Stephenson, IBC; Lucinda Stevens, UPS; Thomas Stoltman, ABF; Scott Urry, Geneva Rock Products; Stephen Wessendorf, YRC, and Rodney Wickham, Dairy Farms of America.

Retirees for October, 2016, are: Richard Bombard, Albertsons; Steven Butterfield, UPS, and Delmar Olney, Western General Dairies.

On September 14, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had a pot luck picnic at the union hall. Most everyone brought their favorite side dish to add to the meat furnished by our club. We had a good turnout.

On October 12, we had our monthly meeting and luncheon. We had pulled pork sandwiches, cake, cookies and various desserts. We played bingo, which was a lot of fun. We had a good group.
We want to wish each and every one of 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. Lots of good food, fun and friends.

As always our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Teamsters Union Hall located at 2641 South 3270 West, Salt Lake City. 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, at 801-518-4345. We look forward to seeing you.

August 2016


New group of retirees liste

SALT LAKE CITY — New retirees for May and June;
May 2016
John Overstreet, YRC; Kolette Heath, TLU222
June 2016
David Allen, IML; Don Allen, YRC; Doug Boulton and William Echternkamp, construction; Michael Farley and Terry Fox, Meadow Gold; Sandra Gentry, IML; Kim Johnson, Geneva Rock Productions; Stephen Oxborrow, Termicold. Corp.

On June 8, we had our regular meeting and luncheon. We had croissant sandwiches, desserts, pop and coffee and lots of visiting. We had a good crowd.

On July 13, we had our regular meeting and luncheon. We had hot dogs, chili, a variety of salads and desserts. We were glad to welcome those who retired in June.

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

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

As always our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 $15 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

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

June 2016


Four members retire in March

SALT LAKE CITY — Best wishes to our members, who retired in March, 2016. They are: Penny Daniels and Sylvester Daniels; ICX; Gary Hose, ABF, and Harold Mortenson, UPS.

On April 13, we had our regular meeting and luncheon. We had pulled pork sandwiches and played bingo. The pulled pork sandwiches were very good, and we had a good crowd present.

On May 11, we had our meeting and luncheon celebrating the 38th Club Birthday Party. Most everyone brought their favorite food and side dishes so we had plenty of dessert and the club furnished all of the chicken. We had a very good turnout as always.
We want to wish each and every one of our retirees good luck and a happy and healthy retirement and God bless you.

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

As always, our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 $15 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

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

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.


Join us for food, fun and friends

SALT LAKE CITY — Recent retirees are: November 2015 — Aaron Densley, YRCW; Doug Hardman,Geneva Rock; Robert Kleinert and Jean Claude Mouille, UPS; Wayne Parry, construction; Lawrence Pavlowich, ABF.
December 2015 — Richard Almeida, Amcor Precast; Robert Morgan, CF; Gregory Tripp, Safeway; Ted Cass, Praxair Inc.; Kim Morrison, CPC; Larry Franz, Commercial Carriers; Craig Nelson, ABF; Ronald Mondragon, UPS; Kevin Thomas, COW.

We want to wish each and every one of the new retirees good luck, a happy and healthy retirement and God bless you.

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

As always, our meetings are held on the second Wednesday 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 $15 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 David H. Fackrell, president of the Teamsters Retiree Club, Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-518-4345.

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

On November 11, we had a special meeting and luncheon in which we served chili. We honored all our veterans. We had a great turnout and quite a few veterans were present. We sure appreciate their service.

On December 9, we held our annual Christmas Luncheon at Chuck A Rama in Draper, UT. It was a nice location because it was large enough we were able to have our own room. We had a good crowd and I think everyone who attended had a great time. I, myself, was unable to attend as I had a small accident just before, but I am doing better now. Hoping I can make it next year.

On January 13, we had a meeting and for our luncheon we had pot luck. Quite a few retirees brought their favorite food and the club furnished fried chicken. It was a good variety and everyone enjoyed eating and visiting.