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    • Attention Local 8 Members
                        Who:  Tom Wolf
                      When:  Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
                     Where:  Teamsters Local 8 Building
                                   2225 High Tech Road
                                   State College, PA 16803
      Primary Election Night
      Tom Wolf for Governor!
      Come show your support!!
      Teamsters Local 8 follows all rules and regulations of political action.
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                                               From the President.......                                            


      Brothers and Sisters,

      With our Union picnics and summer almost over, I would like to thank you for your support and understanding.

      The contract ballots will be counted on August 18th.   The negotiation team unanimously recommends and asks for your yes vote for this contract.   We have completed our information meetings about the tentative agreement and I am glad to report that the response was extremely positive.   A lot of members thanked the negotiation team for their hard work, but the team believes the success of the contract talks is because of all the work that the membership does day in and day out.  The true strength of the Union starts with the membership.  This contract is truly a product of us listening to the members.   The team gets to put all those parts together to negotiate a contract and we thank you for that opportunity.   As soon as the ballots are counted on the August 18 we will post the results.

      The next thing that we believe is the governor race.  We need to make sure Tom Corbett is a one-time governor.   We will be working hard to educate our members of why we need Tom Wolf.   Tom Corbett does not support working class Pennsylvanians, education, and Unions.  All three of these issues have a direct effect on our Union. 

      VOTE!  - If you are not registered – register – ask co-workers if they are registered, encourage them to register and VOTE!   If you need assistance registering to vote, call the office at 814-548-1429 and we will help you.  We need to take a proactive approach for this election year and get all of members ready to vote.

      Thanks again to all of you for a great summer and for all the hard work you do for the University.  The strength of this Union is all 2500 members standing as one.

              In solidarity,

                      President and Business Agent

                                Jon Light

      From the Secretary Treasurer....

      Brothers and Sisters                       

                The winter is over and I hope you are getting out enjoying the nice  weather.   It is that time of year to think about the Teamsters Local 8 annual picnic.   Take the time to come enjoy a day with your family and friends.  It is always a great day to relax.  I hope to see  you and your family this summer!

      Wage payroll grievances have been settled! 

                                                                 44 positions are being created and posted!

      This is a huge victory for Local  8.  A posting was sent out to all stewards with details regarding this settlement.   The first wage payroll grievance was filed in 2009—it has been a long dispute.  The language regarding wage payroll had been in the contract for years.  With this agreement, the language in the contract has been clarified.  We are glad we were able to come to a settlement on the wage payroll grievances.  Of the 44 positions, some are new jobs and some are being filled because of attrition.  When members would retire, quit, or bid out Penn State would not fill the job.  As this happened, there was a jump in the use of wage payroll.  We were positive and argued the violation of improper wage payroll.  Thank you for being so patient.  Through your diligence and information we were able to fight this fight.  It is very important we continue to keep an eye on wage payroll and keep track of how many hours they work.  I appreciate your hard work.

      We are Union and we can protect our jobs!  If we were not Union there would be no mechanism to control the use of wage payroll and no way to protect our jobs

      It is a great day to be a Teamster!

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