Reform Team Re-Elected in Local 804

December 14, 2012: Members have re-elected reformers to lead New York Local 804, one of the largest UPS locals in the Teamsters Union. 

Tim Sylvester and the 804 Members United Slate swept a hotly contested three-way race.  

Local 804 represents 6,000 UPS Teamsters in metropolitan New York. The 804 Members United team won office three years ago after they led a rank-and-file movement to vote down contract concessions and save 25 & Out pensions.    

When they took office in 2010, they discovered that incumbents had shredded the local's grievance files, erased the union's computer hard drives, and nearly bankrupted the Local 804 Health Fund. 

Actuaries told the new board that, without changes, the Fund would be insolvent and unable to pay a single claim within 18 months.

In their first term, the 804 Members United team saved the Health Fund, which now has more than $20 million in reserves. Now the local's focus is on contract negotiations with UPS.

"With the election behind us, Local 804 members will do what we've always done—come together, stand united and fight for a better contract at UPS," President Tim Sylvester said in a statement on the Local 804 website.

For more info, go to www.804membersunited.org.

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