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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
July 19, 2018 Myrtle Beach S.C.
Before the Teamsters/UPS Freight Eastern Region Grievance and Arbitration Panel
Teamsters Local 633 scored a big Arbitration victory for our member Robert Ventullo who was wrongfully terminated by UPS Freight.
“UPS is a giant corporation who thought they could trample all over my due process contractual rights and unjustly fire me. However, during the course of the Arbitration hearing, Kevin (Foley) turned the balance of justice towards our favor, making truth and justice apply equally and fairly resulting in the win. I believe the professional representation was excellent. The outcome and decision were swift,” said Robert Ventullo.
Business Agent Kevin Foley stated, “The case itself involved UPS wrongly terminating Brother Ventullo on March 1, 2018 for alleged dishonesty. In my view and experience, it was a classic case of making a mountain out of a mole hill and constructing a discharge case which triggered a grievance protesting this company action. You basically had a city driver making a routine pick up and deciding to move out of the way for another trucker at the same stop. In that process he made a mundane recording mistake for which the company fired him and removed him from the payroll. The case entailed 3 ½ hours of presentation and testimony, which resulted in the panel being deadlocked. The Arbitrator sustained the Union’s case and awarded full back pay and benefits to the grievant from March 1, 2018 through July 19, 2018. I would like to thank my Shop Steward Roger Martineau who was a key Union witness as well as Robert Ventullo who struggled through, stuck to his convictions, and allowed us to try this case and prevail. Justice delayed is not justice denied.”
Teamsters Local 633 will fight to correct the injustice of corporate attacks on workers’ rights. When the Company was trying to wage an attack against his rights under the contract, Business Agent Kevin Foley and the Teamsters Union Local 633 stood up for Brother Ventullo.
Secretary/Treasurer Jeffrey Padellaro stated, “Local 633 will always step up and protect the rights of our members. This was a great victory and illustrates the true meaning of UNION STRENGTH and PRIDE.”
Jeff Padellaro and the Executive Board of Local 633 organized and executed an outing for some exceptional campers from Camp Allen. Under the direction of Principal Officer Jeff Padellaro, the Teamsters partnered with Associated Grocers, First Student, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Bimbo Bakeries and Mondelez International to provide transportation, food and drink to dozens of Camp Allen Campers. 40 Teamsters, along with the Camp Allen Staff, provided a safe, fun day at Hampton State Park July, 15, 2018. Participants who wanted to experience the ocean were accompanied by Teamsters and Camp Allen Staff into the surf for a refreshing and safe experience. Jeff extends his thanks to the Teamsters who volunteered their time to cook, drive the trucks and buses, and host the campers at Hampton Beach. Additionally, Jeff extends his thanks to employers who generously donated their equipment, food and beverages for this event.
Please enjoy the pictures below and share the excitement of the attendees and volunteers alike.