Teamsters Local 1205
  • August 14, 2022
    Local 1205 Trust Fund

    In an ongoing effort to bring you the best possible service, the Local 1205 Trust Funds website is the ideal tool for all our members to use. You can access all of your Health and Welfare providers - Anthem, Magnacare, SIDS (ASO), GVS, CPS Optical and Express Scripts. You can also request vision vouchers. 

    1205funds.org



    NY HERO Act - Know Your Rights!

    The NY HERO Act was signed into law in May 2021 in order to protect workers from diseases like Covid.

    On September 6, 2021 Governor Hochul declared Covid-19 a threat to public health and put this NY HERO Act into effect.

    NY Hero Act - click here to read more

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    NYC Voter Guide | New York City Campaign Finance Board (nyccfb.info)



    IMPORTANT DOT NOTICE FOR MEMBERS WITH A CDL LICENSE

    DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice regarding marijuana and CBD testing.

    Click here to read the DOT notice.

  • Investigation Strategies for Stewards
    Updated On: Sep 17, 2012

    A member approaches the steward with a grievance. What should you do?

    STEP ONE: LISTEN
    Stewards need to listen carefully to a member's problem or complaint. You might ask the member some questions and even have the member review the facts more than once. The facts may change as more information is given.

    STEP TWO: INFORM
    Let the member know how you will proceed in investigating his/her claim. Inform the members as to: time frames, delays, investigative steps, relevant contract language, similar cases, etc. Be upfront and honest. Don't make promises.

    STEP THREE: INVESTIGATE
    Investigate all aspects of the case. Interview witnesses, fellow workers, supervisors, etc. Ask questions and keep a record of findings.

    STEP FOUR: CONTRACT LANGUAGE
    Review the contract for relevant language. Consult your business agent if contract is unclear or silent on the issue. Check appropriate work rules, laws, letters of understanding, etc. for possible violations.

    STEP FIVE: PROCEED OR WITHDRAW
    If you find a violation that may be carried further, you may wish to set up a meeting with supervision on the matter. Make all efforts to have the grievant present to verify facts. Prepare yourself and the member fully for this meeting. If no contract violation exists you may have to set up a meeting with the member and explain why he/she has no grievance. Be informative, upfront and honest. Always follow up and do not leave the matter undecided. Share the discovered facts.

    STEP SIX: MEETING Meet with supervision to attempt settlement of the grievance informally. Settling at the lowest possible step is the preferred goal of stewards. If the case is not settled, a formal grievance may need to be filed.

    STEP SEVEN: WRITING A GRIEVANCE
    Formalize the grievance in writing according to the policy and wishes of your local union. Make sure all information is given on the form. Other data may be submitted to your business agent on attached sheets of paper. Make sure grievance forms are completed in full and legibly.

    STEP EIGHT: CONDUCT A steward must conduct himself/herself professionally at all times. Through preparation, good performance and honest dealing with your members you will be respected by your peers and management alike. Set a good example for your members. Do your job well and perform your duties as a steward with integrity. Throughout the grievance procedure, keep your members informed every step of the way. Good communication builds trust.


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