Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teamster Vice President at Large Nominations

The nominations for Vice Presidents at Large have begun this morning and it is an experience. Hoffa has opposition at this years Convention. The Delegates for the Hoffa Hall slate dominate the convention hall and are making it known when a nomination for Candidates on the opposing slates attempt to nominate their candidates.

Our International President George Tedeschi is currently a Vice President at large on the Teamster Executive Board in Washington and a Candidate for re-election at this Convention on The Hoffa Hall slate.

Our local supports the Hoffa/Hall slate.

Fraternally and In Solidarity!
Ronnie Pineda
President, GCC/IBT Local 140-N

Monday, June 27, 2011

The new Teamster "WHO WE ARE" publication.

The new Teamster publication which is circulated all  over the world to let every one know "WHO WE ARE" has honored our shop and Brother Gerald Leavenworth. Gerald's picture is shown inside the book under Graphic Communications Conference informing all who read it who we are,  and also on the back cover! Way to go Levi! I'm bringing home a copy for you to autograph for me!


President Obama Addresses Teamster Convention

The President of the United States pledged to stand beside the working men and women of America and does not support the war on workers.


2011 Teamsters Convention

The 2011 Teamster Convention has begun! Delegates from across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico are in attendance. Workers from all over are being represented at this convention. I am both honored and proud to be here representing my Brothers and Sisters in the Pressroom at the Los Angeles Times!

Fraternally and in Solidarity,
Ronnie Pineda,
President,
GCC/IBT Local 140-N


Friday, June 24, 2011

7 hour shift decision in favor of Local 140-N

I received notice from our  Attorney Adam Stern and Executive Vice President Denson early yesterday informing me that our Local won our 7 hour grievance in Arbitration. First of all I need to thank all of our members that voted to keep our Union and more importantly, your patience for this decision. Believe me, nobody wanted this victory more than our faithful Executive Board Members!  This my Brothers and Sisters is what a Union is about, sticking together for what is right and standing up for the respect every one of in our trade deserves! CONGRATULATIONS!

Fraternally and in Solidarity,
President, Ronnie Pineda


Thursday, June 09, 2011

De-Cert Election Results

80 YES 44 NO
Teamsters Win.
Congratulations Brothers and Sisters!

Fraternally,
Ronnie Pineda
President,
GCC/IBT Local 140-N

Monday, June 06, 2011

Staying Union !

Hello My fellow co workers,

I have Just received a mailing from Lee Cary, Stating all the things, we lost being union and all to try not being union for a year. Well that’s very interesting. Do you realize what that really means .Things like Being a fire at will employee, Hours changed at will (40 a week instead of 35) wages subject to change .possible part time employees taking the place of fulltime employees and the good one is no recourse for actions taken against us.
There are 55 yes 55 grievances file as of now !Wow you would have to ask yourself what is going on. Yet we are told they are no good ,trivial, mistaken issues .OK 55 of them lol this is how Lee says you will be taken care of ! I put my trust in solidarity and what we can accomplish together .I do not put anything to chance ! Vote yes to keep our union !!!!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Civil Court Update

Small Claims Court Commissioner  Robert Harrison, to no surprise postponed our cases once again. This postponement is now scheduled for December 2, 2011 with the hope that the NLRB in Washington makes a decision in the De-Auth petition dismissal denying an election to remove the union security language from our CBA. No matter what, a decision will be made in December due to statute of limitations effecting the union's ability to collect dues that are considered in arrears had he dismissed without prejudice allowing the union to re-file once a decision is made in Washington.

The Defendants continue to argue that the union security language is "flawed" when in fact it is not. The defendants should be pleased that the contract gives them the option to become a Beck Objector as opposed to joining the union or termination. The fact that the union cannot seek termination for non-payment of dues is the reason the NLRB Regional Director, James Small dismissed the petition originally and that is what will prevent Washington from overturning the Regional decision.

This should be very easy to take care of with the full support of the membership by simply negotiating a closed shop and require membership and payment of dues to the union in order to work in our shop. We will address this at the table.

I am pleased to say that we did receive another disbursement from the International to aid in our legal costs, I along with NANC President Joseph Inemer presented our Local's  legal statements to the International and President Tedeschi has approved and reimbursed 50% of the cost associated with defending our members and the contract.
The amount received by our Local has totaled over $25,000.00 to date.

Stay in the pursuit of fairness and we will have our day of reckoning, vote yes to keep your union!

In Solidarity,
Ronnie Pineda
President
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