TeamCare Employees On Strike

Update: Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have gone on strike after rejecting a proposed contract for the fifth time. Five rejections! The vote was 180-171.

It is time—long overdue—for Thomas Nyhan, director of both TeamCare and the CSPF, to settle fairly with the workers who keep the Funds going. As Local 743 Teamster members walk the picket line, they are calling for solidarity from Teamsters throughout the union. A clear message has to be sent to Nyhan—he works for Teamsters, we don’t work for him.

An important issue is production standards for call-center workers and others. While some improvements have resulted from the contract rejections, issues still remain. That’s why a majority have repeatedly voted No, despite efforts by the Local 743 leadership to sell a deal.

One bargaining committee member, Rick Delgado, resigned from the committee today and sent an email to all 400 Teamsters. Part of it stated that “Nearly a year of concerted effort to achieve a contract which is not only reflective of our contributions to the organization but also one that every hardworking Funds participant can proudly say is reflective of their own values in the workplace, has thus far fallen short of both. From the start of this process we have been treated as second-class employees not worthy of equality with the rest of the employees.”   

Half of the governing board of trustees are Teamster officials, or retired Teamster officials. It’s time for them to act like real Teamsters – demand fair treatment for the workers.  

Read more background on this struggle.

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  • Tim Christians
    commented 2019-03-17 00:22:56 -0400
    Another thing, this strike is not about pay. It’s about work conditions being fair.
  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2019-03-15 22:06:07 -0400
    I have to go back to work because of that asshole Nyhan, what a dick. Does he travel with security? We want to know.
  • Tim Christians
    commented 2019-03-15 19:21:34 -0400
    That’s me on the right! Proud to stand with my union brothers and sisters and ask for a fair negotiation.
  • Chad Glodrey
    commented 2019-03-15 07:18:55 -0400
    Now we need to follow suit and all Walk out on this sellout Contract! All Locals across the country need to tell employees to walk!! Hoffa needs to be put in prison for not siding with the Union members and going against the vote!! He has an obligation to do what what he is paid for and he broke his oath!! We need to shut UPS down!!
  • Ann Miller
    followed this page 2019-03-14 23:14:39 -0400
  • Alissa Marie
    followed this page 2019-03-14 23:09:48 -0400
  • Lisa McEwen
    commented 2019-03-14 22:55:23 -0400
    We are only asking for fair working standards. This strike is the last thing anyone wanted. We want to work for our fellow union members and provide them with the help they need without non-union management putting quantity above quality.
  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2019-03-14 21:11:56 -0400
    Not good when the people that send the checks aren’t working.
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