Local 812 Pension Presentation

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General Membership Meetings

The next scheduled general membership meeting is Thurs., Oct. 11th. 

Local 812's membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at Teamsters Local 282, 2500 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, NY 11042

View the 2018 schedule

  • Labor Day Parade 2018

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    Show your union pride!  March with Local 812 up 5th Avenue Saturday, Sept. 8th!  Teamsters will meet at West 48th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) at 11:30 am.  Contact your union rep. for details. 

  • Pres. Weber Presented with Leadership Award

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    LaborPress honored Local 812 President Ed Weber for his outstanding contributions to organized labor and presented him with a Labor Leadership Award in late November. 

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  • LI Fed. Honors Local 812

    The Long Island Federation of Labor commended the leaders and members of Local 812 for our successful strike against employer Clare Rose.  The resolution “salutes the commitment of Teamsters Local 812 for taking on the fight that was meaningful to our entire labor movement.”  Local 812 President Weber said, “This strike captured the imagination of Long Island workers …. We don’t have to make concessions every time a company wants higher profits. I hope this is a sign of things to come. We can fight back and we can win.”

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  • Clare Rose Contract Ratified

    Drivers and warehouse workers overwhelming voted for a new contract that preserves their pensions and provides fair wages.  The vote ends the 82 day strike in which none of the 130 union members crossed the picket line.  Local 812 members will now return to work, grateful for the outpouring of public, union and community support during their struggle for a fair contract.

  • Oppose Anti-Union “Right-to-Work”

    A national version of so called "right-to-work" legislation was recently introduced in the US Congress. This bill would impose anti-union laws across the U.S., including New York. The effect that right-to-work has had on wages and working conditions in the states where it has already been implemented have been devastating, so we need to do everything in our power to stop this law from going into effect nationwide.

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  • Fighting Soda Taxes Across the U.S.

    Local 812 waged a winning battle to stop Mayor Bloomberg’s soda tax in New York City. Our members, staff and officers rallied, testified at City Council hearings and joined in a lawsuit. It took years, but the NYC tax was defeated.

    Emboldened by the tax that was recently passed in Philadelphia, other cities have imposed soda taxes and more are attempting to do so. This November, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will decide on proposals to raise taxes on soft drinks. Other city councils are considering increasing soda taxes to plug budget holes.

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  • Gen. Powell Displays Teamsters Local 812 Pride!

    General Colin L. Powell is a former Local 812 member who worked at Pepsi Long Island City.  His time as a Teamster clearly made a great impression.   General Powell even mentioned  Local 812 in two of the novels he has written.

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812 Membership Meeting - November 11, 2016

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  • 'This is war': Labor unions fear Supreme Court will target private sector unions next

    union proudThe Supreme Court drew a sharp line between public and private workers when it barred governments from automatically deducting "fair share" fees from the paychecks of nonunion members who benefit from collective bargaining. The 5-4 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees alarmed labor groups representing corporate employees nonetheless.

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  • St. Francis de Sales 2017 Christmas Party

    Durschell Leone Det Local 812 proudly supports the St Francis de Sales School for the deaf.   Local 804 officers, members and retirees recently joined students for a holiday celebration.

    This year Local 812 member Annette Durschell and retiree Pat Leone, both from the New York Pepsi Cola Distributors Association, were presented with a Ted Hutchinson Award for their support of St. Francis de Sales.

    St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf is dedicated to encouraging the maximum potential for learning in each child regardless of race, creed, color or gender. 
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  • College Scholarships

    Local 812 family members are eligible for Teamster college scholarships. Check back for 2019-20 academic year applications for Teamster Local 812 and JPH Academic and Vocational & Training Scholarships.

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  • Solidarity Forever!

    Union workers never fight alone.  When Local 812 members at Clare Rose went on strike, they had the support of unions throughout New York, the US and the world.   One of the unions that  helped us to win was the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) in Australia. 
    They even included a story on our strike in their magazine.

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  • Local 812 Scholarship Fund Awards $320K

    The Fund has awarded scholarships to 60 children of Local 812 members who will begin college in the 2017-18 academic year.

    Congratulations to all of our scholars!

    Download the list of recipients

    View photos of this year’s recipients

  • Pres. Weber Sworn in as IBT Brewery & Soft Drink Conference VP

    IBT General President Jim Hoffa swore in Local 812 President Weber at Teamster headquarters in Washington, DC, to serve as a Vice President of the International’s Brewery and Soft Drink Conference. The Conference brings together Teamster locals in the U.S. and Canada with membership employed in the brewing and soft drink industries, as well as related sectors.

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  • Phila. Soda Tax Results in 100 Teamster Layoffs at Pepsi

    Teamster Local 830 Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Grace stated, “PepsiCo reported a staggering 43 percent drop in business in the city since January 1, 2017, the day the beverage tax went into effect. Canada Dry is also laying off 25 workers due to a sharp decline in sales because of the tax. Coca-Cola is planning a similarly bleak announcement in the near future. The carnage won’t end there.”

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  • Update: GEB Denies Appeal, Upholds Former 812 VP's Guilt and Penalties

    Update - The Teamster General Executive Board (GEB) has denied Ulrich’s appeal, upholding the Joint Council 16 decision and penalties. 

    Read the GEB’s decision .
    Read Local 812 Pres. Weber’s correction to the decision .

    When the Local 812 Executive Board discovered that Local Vice President John Ulrich violated the IBT Constitution and Local 812 by-laws, they took immediate action. An independent investigation uncovered serious violations. Honoring his duty to defend Local 812 members and uphold the constitution and by-laws, Local 812 President Ed Weber filed formal charges and asked the Local Executive Board to conduct a trial.

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  • Bett-A-Way Charges Dismissed

    Last year, in a desperate attempt to smear the Local 812 Executive Board, allegations were made involving the Bett-A-Way contract and the Retirement Fund. Out of an abundance of caution, Fund Trustees hired respected arbitrator Martin Scheinman to conduct an independent investigation. After a thorough months-long investigation, Scheinman concluded that the allegations were completely unfounded and without merit.

  • 2016-17 Scholarships Awarded

    The Local 812 Scholarship Committee proudly awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 59 deserving students. Since 2004, the fund has awarded nearly $800,000 to the children and spouses of Local 812 members.

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