Local 812 Pension Presentation

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*Teamsters Win 82 Day Strike at Clare Rose, Long Island’s Largest Beer Distributor

View Photos from the Clare Rose Strike

General Membership Meetings

The next scheduled general membership meeting is Thurs., Dec. 7th.

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

Download the 2017 schedule (revised)

  • 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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  • Help Is On the Way! 812 Members Volunteer to Help Victims in PR

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    On October 4th, hundreds of skilled union workers from across the country flew to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery operations.   Among the volunteers on the flight were Local 812 members Luis Aviles (Clare Rose), Bobby Cruz (Clare Rose), Marlon Chavarria (Pepsi Transport), Carlos Luis Pagan  (Pepsi Transport) and Dave Fonz (Manhattan Beer).

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  • Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico Teamsters Need Your Help!

    Support Teamster Brothers and Sisters struggling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria by donating to the Teamster Disaster Relief Fund.

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  • Boening Beer Teamsters Contract Win

    In a near unanimous vote,  Boening Brothers Drivers and Warehouse workers approved a new contract. With no givebacks and many gains, the new agreement maintains the high industry standards established by Local 812.

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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.

  • Teamsters Win 82 Day Strike at Clare Rose, Long Island’s Largest Beer Distributor

    Teamsters reach tentative contract agreement with Clare Rose that preserves pension. The 82-day strike had severely impacted Anheuser-Busch and Heineken distribution on Long Island.

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  • Comptroller DiNapoli “Monitoring” Clare Rose Strike

    June 29, 2017
    New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli wrote to Teamsters Local 812 this month that his office is monitoring the situation at Clare Rose, including an ongoing audit of the company’s compliance with subsidy requirements, and will determine what steps he can take. The comptroller is the state watchdog of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, which has awarded millions in subsidies to Clare Rose.

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  • 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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  • On the Road to Good Health!

    Earlier this month, the Local 812 RV hit the road to provide health screenings for members. The RV went to several Local 812 employers. The Registered Nursess on board provided free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests for members. Local 812 health fund advocates were also on hand to answer any questions about the fund and benefits.

  • 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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  • Annual AHRC Car Show

    Local 812 was out in force at the annual car show to raise money for the Association for Habilitation and Residential Care (AHRC) Suffolk. The car show took place on Sept. 25th in Bohemia and featured classic cars, raffles and food.

    AHRC Suffolk serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.

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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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  • College Scholarships

    Local 812 family members are eligible for Teamster college scholarships. 2018-19 academic year applications are now available for the Local 812 scholarship. JPH Academic and Vocational & Training Scholarship applications will be available in December.

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  • Union Beer Members Ratify Contract

    Local 812 members at Union Beer voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new contract. The 5-year contract raises pay and enhances benefits with no givebacks from members.  

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  • Teamster Strong!

    Teamsters from Local 760 in Yakima, Washington have been on strike since September 19th.  Their employer, hop producer and distributor SS Steiner, is seeking to take away basic union protections.   When workers brought their fight to New York, members of Teamster Joint Council 16 came out to show solidarity on the picket line.

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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

  • St. Francis de Sales 2017 Easter Party

    Local 812 is proud to support the St Francis de Sales School for the deaf. Two Local 812 members out of Pepsi College Point, Richie Staszewski and Anthony Contino, were at hand to help out at the 2017 Easter party.

    Brothers Contino (also known as the Easter Bunny) and Staszewski handed out chocolate bunnies to every child. A good time was had by all!

     

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  • 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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  • Teamster Officers Election Certified

    The results of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters election of officers have been certified by election supervisor Richard Mark. General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, International Vice Presidents and International Trustees elected in the membership vote will begin a five-year term in mid-March.

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