DAN CHAMBERS of UPS RECOGNIZED for 25 YEARS of SAFE DRIVING

  Dan Chambers of UPS Nashua was recognized by UPS for 25 Years of Safe Driving. This honor is bestowed upon those drivers who have reached at least 25 years of commercial operation without incurring an avoidable accident. Business Agent Kevin Foley congratulated Dan on this milestone and wishes him continued success in his career as a professional Teamster driver for UPS. Principal Officer Jeff Padellaro also extended his congratulations to Dan and his family on this achievement.   

Merrimack College Facilities Department Becomes Teamsters!

On September 8, 2017, members of the Merrimack Facilities Department voted overwhelmingly to have the Teamsters be their exclusive bargaining representative. Field Representative Roger Travers reports that this group maintains the facilities and grounds of Merrimack College. Merrimack College’s grounds and facilities accommodate 3,500 full-time undergraduate students and 575 graduate  students. 75% of Merrimack College students reside on campus. Under the direction of  Principal Officer Jeff Padellaro,  Field Representatives Roger Travers and Keith Judge successfully educated and organized this group of hard working individuals. 

Welcome to the Teamsters Local 633 family!

STA DRIVERS IN LONDONDERRY VOTE FOR TEAMSTERS!

On September 19, 2017, the bus drivers of STA Londonderry stated clearly to their employer, by an overwhelming vote,  that they wanted to join the Teamsters in Driving UP Standards at their location. Under the direction of Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro, Field Representative Roger Travers assisted the group in organizing to become part of the Teamster family. The Teamsters will now negotiate with STA for these drivers to receive comparable terms and conditions of employment as their Union brother and sisters receive.  Field Representative Keith Judge and President Dennis Caza assisted Roger Travers in the organizing effort. 

Jeffrey Padellaro welcomes our new brothers and sisters from STA in Londonderry, and looks forward to meeting them during our upcoming Union Meetings. The Londonderry location employs approximately 45 drivers. 

TEAMSTERS SUPPORT VICTIMS OF HARVEY and IRMA

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

This time of year most of us are focused on a new school year for our children, fulfilling our obligations to work, and spending time with our families. Unfortunately, many of our brothers and sisters in Texas and Florida are focused on just subsistence. In Texas, hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged or lost by a natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey. In Florida, as we await Irma to run her course, thousands will be subjected to killer storm surges and winds. Lifetimes of memories recorded in pictures and keepsakes may be lost forever. The Families’ goals and projects that were being worked on in August have been quashed or put on hold for a long time. This is a tragedy of epic proportions which will have a profound and devastating impact on many families and communities.

Please take a moment or two in your busy life to keep these citizens in your thoughts and prayers. If you have the means, and the desire, please donate to the disaster relief organization of your choice.  The devastating impact of these storms will be felt by these families long after the storms have dissipated. 

Fraternally,

Jeffrey Padellaro

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS SAFETY MEMBERS RATIFY CBA

Field Representative Keith Judge reports that the Keene State College Campus Safety personnel overwhelmingly voted to ratify the new three-year collective bargaining agreement. This is their second contract they have ratified since joining the Teamster family. Our members provide security for the 5,000 undergraduates attending Keene State College. Since becoming Teamsters, this group has enjoyed the benefits of bidding shifts by seniority, establishing a grievance procedure with due process, and wage increases. The negotiating team successfully negotiated a new Health Care Plan, wage increases, and strengthened protections against sub-contracting in the new collective bargaining agreement 

Keith stated that the committee did an outstanding job throughout the process. Union Stewards Toni Taylor and Jessica Trombley lead the Committee along with Officers Michael Gomez and Shamari Kelly. 

Teamsters Attend Labor Day Breakfast 2017

“Local 633 had a strong showing at the Annual 2017 Labor Day Breakfast held at the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester,” according to Jeff Padellaro. Senator Maggie Hassan, pictured above, greeted old friends at the Breakfast. Pictured with Senator Hassan are Principal Officer Jeff Padellaro; Business Agent Rick Laughton; Business Agent Kevin Foley; Field Representatives Keith Judge and Roger Travers; and Trustees Scott Gove and James Petrillo. 

The Breakfast was attended by labor leaders along with politicians representing local and state government. Jeff Padellaro commented that without union representation the working class can not keep pace with the rising cost of living. Without representation, we would have working men and women of this country facing the accountants and lawyers representing corporate interests, with the worker standing alone, without the protection of the Union to act as a shield against arbitrary and capricious actions of the corporation.