GREAT NEWS!!! The hard work of BA Chris Riley and the NTE negotiating committee has paid off! They reached a tentative agreement just minutes ago for a three-year contract with the Company, with the Company backing off their proposals to gut our contract. More details will follow, but we would like to give our sincere thanks to BAs Tom Erickson and Bill Wedebrand, who provided much needed support to Chris and the committee, and to Carin Zelenko from the IBT, who helped organize our PR campaign!
We have received information from US Foods regarding the proposed purchase of the company by SYSCO. According to their Director of Labor Relations, the purchase is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014, after its receives any necessary regulatory approvals. Below is a PDF copy of the Merger Agreement that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
If you have a child who is heading off to college next year, make sure that they apply for the James R. Hoffa Scholarship! The application deadline is March 31, 2014. Follow this link to fill out the application.
Teamsters Local 120 had 2 special guests at the May General Membership meeting held on May 19th at 10:00 am. Former IBT General Secretary -Treasurer Tom Keegel and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Director of Organizing Jeff Farmer. Their knowledge and experience was an inspiration to our membership.
We would like to thank these great leaders for joining us today.
Teamsters Local 120 would like to thank all of the Stewards who turned out for the 2013 seminar. We did some new and exciting things this year. The photos you are seeing are from the "Case Studies" portion of our training where we took real life situations and applied them to what we do. It was a great event with over 100 Stewards attending.