Sunday, July 22, 2007

Teamsters Shop Steward Training

The Teamsters will be holding a Training Class for Shop Stewards on Saturday September 15th 2007 in Monrovia. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Shop Steward should not miss this class. There is no cost to attend or for training materials you will receive in this course.

This training is open to anyone who is interested in the information it will provide. It will give an understanding of what a shop steward's duties, rights and responsibility's are to the members, and how to enforce our contract, as well as cover the Grievence Process.
If you're interested in attending this training class, contact me at
or you can RSVP directly by calling (626) 357-6476

Please RSVP soon so that sufficient necessary materials can be ordered and available for everyone. It will be an all day class starting at 10:00 am lasting approximately 8 hours. Don't let that discourage you from attending! You can get a wealth of information in this class and the more informed people in the shop the better.

Use this training class as an opportunity to get involved and obtain an education in Shop Steward training. Who knows, you may decide you would like to become a shop steward after attending this class.


lunch will be provided


Anonymous said...

Who covers the cost of the training? Does it come from Union dues?

Ronnie Pineda said...

Union dues

Dues pay for services

Members decide on the level of dues they will charge themselves to pay for their union services. After the employees in your company vote to be represented by the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, you have a voice in what your dues will be.

These are but a few of the services that your union dues provide for you on the local and International and Conference levels.

Handling by the local union of all grievances, conducting collective bargaining with your company, and coordinating the work of the local stewards and local officers.
Training of stewards and local officers.
Training in safety and health.
Assistance in dealing with health and safety problems on the job.
Legal counsel to help win ironclad guarantees in your union contract and to represent you in back pay lawsuits and other legal actions.
The use of data developed by the GCC/IBT's Contracts and Research Department, including pay scales, contract language, and job descriptions from GCC/IBT contracts throughout the country.
Assistance with strategic campaigns for organizing and bargaining.
Publications to keep the members informed on union activities. All members receive the Graphic Communicator, the GCC/IBT's official publication.
Salaries of secretaries, officers, and staff.
Representation in Washington, D.C., Ottawa and in state and provincial legislatures on issues that affect your wages, job security, and working conditions.

It doesn't cost – it pays

Take a look at the figures below that are from the records of the U.S. government and you will see that It Doesn't Cost to belong to the GCC/IBT, It Pays.

The Internal Revenue Service states that the average deduction for union dues is $179 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the difference between union and non-union pay is $123.00 per week.

Ronnie Pineda said...

The source of the "Union Dues" information was obtained from the Graphic Communications website and I thought I'd place it here to answer anonymous and show some of the services that dues provide.

Anonymous said...

"According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the difference between union and non-union pay is $123.00 per week."

So I guess what I am reading is that after paying union dues I can expect my current pay to increase $123.00/week!

Pretty neat! Thanks!

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