Anheuser Busch / Teamster Brewery Conference Scholarship Applications Available

Along with the Local 267 scholarships and the James R Hoffa scholarships, the joint AB-Teamster scholarship applications will be available at the brewery. Contact the People department for more details. All of these scholarships have a deadline fast approaching, to get applications and all required documents submitted – so don’t delay.

Update on the Labor Agreement, March 23, 2014

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Bargaining Update Inside

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Update – Weekender Dues Rate

I have received a couple comments on the last post regarding the new dues rate for Weekenders. I appreciate them all and have replied to them individually. But just as an update on the dues structure, the Eboard has decided to delay the implementation of the new rate until May when we traditionally adjust all the dues rates in all classifications to coincide with negotiated raises in wages. Due to the current Labor Agreement set to expire at the end of this month, we do not know what will transpire in May – so for now, we are just going to hold off on the new rate for a couple more months. Howie

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New Weekender Dues Structure – Beginning March ’14

Attention all Weekend Relief Employees; beginning (MARCH) of this year, there will be a change in your Dues calculation.

Over the last dozen or so years, Weekender dues were calculated in 1/4 increments of the full dues rate, for each weekend worked in any calendar month. Up until that change, Weekenders were required to pay the full monthly dues calculated at 2.5 times the hourly wage rate in the department they were employed. The Executive Board decided at that time, to divide those monthly dues into 1/4 increments in order to help those who only worked one day in a month and saw most of their paycheck go toward their Union dues.

Circumstances have changed over the years so the Executive Board has petitioned the IBT for its official approval to revise that dues structure once again, for several reasons, only one of them being the amount of resources the Local must expend tracking and accounting for the dues as Weekenders may or may not work throughout the month, before we’re able to send the dues and required reports to the International.

Having received the IBT’s approval, the new Weekender dues structure will go back to a flat rate; but it will be calculated at 3/4 of the 2.5 hours at the wage rate in the department you are employed, (along with the additional 1$ Ohio Teamsters Strike Fund assessment for Teamsters members only). In other words, whether you work one day in a month or you work 8, 10 (or more for holidays); your dues will be calculated at the flat rate of 3/4 of the 2.5 hourly wage rate. As always, those who do not work at all during a calendar month, will not pay dues for that month.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments,… please send them directly to me and I’ll try to get answers and responses back to you as quickly as possible.

Fraternally,

Howie Dorsher
Secretary Treasurer
Teamsters Local 267