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Voter Registration

Posted On: Aug 19, 2014 (13:19:47)

Time to Register to Vote

We need YOU to register to vote.  The labor movement needs to back politicians who support working families, but we can't don't that if we are not registered.

Statewide elections are comign up, and we will be sending you the list of candidates endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 16.  

Time is running out for this election cycle, so click the link below and register today.

Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

Updated On: Jun 30, 2014 (15:47:00)

Apply for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

814 Members: is your son or daughter enrolled in college full-time?  If so, don't forget to have them apply for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.  

The application deadline is September 30, 2014.  Click on the link below for the application:



Dispatchers and Stewards

Updated On: Jun 25, 2014 (14:51:00)

Dear 814 Shop Stewards:

On June 17, 2014, the Teamsters Local 814 Executive Board passed a motion to prohibit union members from serving as both dispatcher and shop steward.  This motion was passed because of the inherent conflict between the two roles, and to avoid future incidents of such conflict.

At the vast majority of commercial moving and storage companies, the dispatcher position is a management role. Charged with staffing the company’s jobs, the dispatcher has the power to violate or adhere to the seniority rules in the CBA.  Many dispatchers also discipline members, or recommend discipline to the head of operations.

The steward has an opposing set of responsibilities.  The steward is charged with ensuring that members receive fair treatment from dispatchers, that the dispatchers make their assignments according to the CBA, and that the discipline issued by such dispatchers is for just cause.  Having one employee serve both roles creates a potential conflict of responsibilities.

If you are currently serving in both roles, please notify the Union immediately which of the two positions you will resign.  If you have not notified the Union of your decision by Monday, July 7, 2014, the Local Union Executive Board will appoint a new steward at your shop.


Summer Programs For Kids

Posted On: Jun 20, 2014 (13:29:22)

Attention Local 814 Members:

Please help us spread the word to Teamster members about new programs being offered by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development for middle schoolers this summer.

New York City is adding 17,000 seats to its summer enrichment programs – doubling the number from previous years.


Programs include everything from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), service learning, and literacy, to dance, the arts, and sports.


Parents who want to take advantage of this opportunity should visit the DYCD website to apply: The deadline to pre-enroll is June 30.



Christie's Auction House

Updated On: May 08, 2014 (16:26:00)


Check out Local 814 Teamsters at Christie's Auction House hanging and setting up paintings for the Contemporary Art Sale.




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