General Membership Meeting Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

General Membership Meeting Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

 Sunday’s General Membership Meeting will be held outdoors in the parking lot of the Union Hall at 10:00 a.m.. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic; the Governor’s Executive Orders regulating group gatherings, and for your safety and well-being, we will be following the social distancing protocols and the wearing of masks. We look forward to seeing you all there. Stay Safe!

           

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 633 VIRTUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING JUNE 14, 2020

Teamsters Local 633 Virtual General Membership Meeting will be held June 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live over the GoToWebinar Platform. Pre-Registration is required and you may do so by hitting the link below. You must check the box at the bottom of the Registration Form to submit the registration request. Once you register, and your membership is verified, you will receive the sign in credentials.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4662370613433068299

GOVERNOR SUNUNU ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDERS RE: CORONAVIRUS

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please find the Governor’s Emergency Orders relating to the current coronavirus pandemic. There are 5 Emergency Orders at this time. You can flip through the pages by hitting the arrow located at the bottom of the page.

As always, we are here for you. Do not hesitate to call us for assistance.

Fraternally,

Jeff Padellaro

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MARCH 15, 2020, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELLED

Sisters and Brothers, out of an abundance of caution, I am cancelling the General Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020. It is clear that many businesses, institutions and government agencies are limiting large gatherings in an effort to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. As always, the health and safety of you and your families come first. Stay Healthy and Safe.
Fraternally,

Jeff Padellaro
Principal Officer

Senator Shaheen meets with Unions to Discuss Labor Issues


Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro requested that President Kevin Foley and Local 633’s Political Consultant and Lobbyist, Dennis Caza, attend a meeting with Senator Jeanne Shaheen where many issues concerning our members were discussed. Topics discussed included the Butch Lewis Act of 2019, which has been referred to the Committee on Finance. The plan proposed by Senators Grassley and Alexander was also discussed. Both proposals reference the status of many Multiemployer pension plans covering approximately 1.3 million citizens and the rehabilitation of such plans. Other issues discussed included the impact of automation on the labor force.

NH Department of Corrections TA – Members Set To Vote

After months of negotiations, mediation and fact-finding the Teamsters and the state have a tentative agreement in place. The hard working correctional officer and corporals have been mailed a copy of the tentative agreement along with a ballot to cast their vote.  Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro advocated relentlessly for the men and women the Teamsters represent at the state’s correctional facilities. The critical staff shortages and unsustainable mandatory overtime needed to be acknowledged in this agreement as it had been in the last agreement. The negotiating team for the Teamsters, chaired by Jeff Padellaro, were successful in attaining and maintaining benefits that were not offered to other state employees.

Highlights of the tentative agreement include: 

4% pay increase effective the first full pay period following the date of execution of this Agreement;

4% increase first full pay period immediately following January 1, 2021;

Increase in Longevity Pay;

Two Times the regular rate of compensation for any overtime in excess of 16 hours in any given work week.

We maintained the time worked definition so that our members DO NOT lose OT if they use sick leave. 

This is just the highlights, the entire tentative agreement is included in this post along with the correspondence from Jeff Padellaro to the members. Jeff thanked the negotiating team of Frank Logan, Erik Turner, Tom Macholl, David Burris, Ryan Goulette and Joey Bachman for their time and effort in staying focused during the numerous long, contentious bargaining sessions. Jeff also thanked Business Agent Keith Judge for his unwavering support of this bargaining unit. The correspondence mailed to members is below.

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Correctional Officers TA includes Raises & Double Time After 16 hours OT

Sununu, corrections officers union reach tentative agreement

By Kevin Landrigan

New Hampshire Union Leader

CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu and officials with Teamsters Local 633 announced Friday they’ve reached a tentative, two year contract for the state’s corrections officers.

Under the agreement, workers would get 4% pay increases, one next year and another in 2021 and it also addresses overtime, longevity, health care and other benefits.

It will cost the state $2.5 million and there is money set aside in the current state budget for collective bargaining agreements.

“I am pleased that we were able to come together and reach an agreement that both recognizes the tremendous work of our State employees and protects the interests of the State’s taxpayers,” said Sununu. “Both sides negotiated in good faith, and achieved a fair compromise that delivers a true win-win for the State and its hard working employees. This is truly the New Hampshire way, and I extend my sincere thanks to the Teamsters and the state employees they represent for their hard work in getting us to this point.”

The negotiating committee of the union unanimously approved the deal that still must be ratified by the rank and file.

“While this was a lengthy negotiation, I am pleased with the results. Our members will be voting on this contract in the very near future. I want to thank Governor Sununu for getting personally involved in these negotiations and for his support in reaching a compromise agreement,” said Jeff Padellaro, principal officer with the union.

The deal permits corrections officers getting double time for overtime in excess of 16 hours each week and increases longevity pay from $350 to $400.

Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks said this agreement should help fill a chronic shortage of corrections officers throughout the system.

“New Hampshire’s corrections officers provide an invaluable service to the state of New Hampshire,” said Hanks. “Corrections officers in surrounding states and in federal facilities have historically earned higher wages comparatively, the result of which has been chronic shortages and vacancies. The benefits and wage increases included in this contract agreement will undoubtedly assist our recruiting and retention efforts.”

Sununu still has to resolve negotiations with three other unions that represent state workers.

The State Employees Association represents the lion’s share of workers throughout state government.

The New England Police Benevolent Association represents probation and parole officers along with Fish and Game Department union employees.

The New Hampshire Troopers Association represents state troopers.

klandrigan@unionleader.com

2019 RECIPIENTS OF LOCAL 633 SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro announced the Local 633’s Scholarship Recipients for 2019. Jeff stated, “This is truly Teamsters supporting Teamsters. The Scholarship Fund is funded by voluntary donations from our members and other Local Teamster Unions throughout the country. College is an expensive investment and every little bit helps. We wish all the recipients much success in their academic pursuits.”

 

Congratulations to the following Teamsters and the recipients of Local 633’s Scholarship Awards:

Karissa Belyea, daughter of Kevin Belyea, Bimbo USA;
Sophie Chiasson, daughter of Paul Chiasson, JG MacLellan;
Noah Chretien, son of Richard Chretien, Manchester Principal;
Brandon Cote, son of Christopher Cote, Pepsi;
Nicholas Desrosiers, son of Travis Desrosiers, Mondelez;
Lauren Farrell, daughter of David Farrell, Bimbo USA;
Morgan Leonard, daughter of Joe Leonard, Pepsi;
Dylan McMenemy, son of David McMenemy, Coca Cola;
Tyler Merrill, son of Timothy Merrill, UPS;
Lauren Tellier, daughter of Dan Tellier, ABF Freight; and
Connor Thibault, son of Timothy Thibault, Coca Cola.