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  • Carlos for Council 2017 Campaign Launch

    We encourage our members and or family members to attend this event. Mr. Menchaca is a friend of Labor.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Click here to RSVP on the Facebook event!

  • 2017 CDL Classes

    Joint Council No. 16 offers free classes for Tractor Trailer and Commercial Driver's License A or License B.

    Click here to download the Registration Form.
  • Queens Planet Waste boss' bankruptcy claims has workers worried about future

    There's something rotten going on at a Queens carting plant where two rival unions are battling over workers - with the owner hinting that the future of his business rests on the outcome. Read full article >>
  • 'Right to Work' is Wrong

    For years, greedy CEOs have boosted profits on the backs of workers by cutting wages, hours and benefits. Now they are attacking the one thing that protexts the middle class and holds CEOs accountable: our unions.

    Read more about how "Right to Work" isn't what it seems.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. died while standing up for sanitation workers' rights - but many still have to work on his holiday

    "Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while supporting a sanitation workers' strike — and 48 years later, those same workers don't get his holiday off.

    Trash collectors from several private companies that serve the city told the Daily News they're tired of having Martin Luther King's holiday treated like any other day."

    Read the Full Article >>

  • Teamsters Join Bronx Environmental Justice Rally for Waste Equity

    Teamsters Join Bronx Environmental Justice Rally for Waste Equity

    Read more >>

  • Important Election Notice

    The election of International officers is being conducted by mail ballot. Please click here to read the full notice for important details.
  • City's Commercial Sanitation Industry Reform Plan Follows Release of New Study

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    The de Blasio administration has a plan in the works to combat a host of problems in the commercial sanitation industry that were detailed in a report released on Wednesday, April 17. Read more >>

  • Winners & Losers

    Winners and Losers

    Congratulations to our President and Principal Officer Sean T. Campbell He was one of the WINNERS OF THE WEEK in City and State magazine. Let's show Sean our gratitude by voting for him. The end of the article has where you can cast your vote for Sean.

    Read more.

  • Sanitation Department likes Mayor de Blasio's proposal to divide commercial trash collection into zones

    Sanitation Department likes Mayor de Blasio's proposal to divide commercial trash collection into zones

    The de Blasio administration is moving to overhaul the commercial waste industry, launching a new system where the city is divided into zones and one company is tapped to pick up trash from businesses in each area.

    Read more.

  • De Blasio Commercial Sanitation Reforms a Big Win for Workers

    De Blasio Commercial Sanitation Reforms a Big Win for Workers

    Today, the de Blasio administration announced sweeping reforms to New York's commercial sanitation industry. The plan will create commercial waste zones throughout the city, each served by a private sanitation company that will be held to strict environmental and labor standards.

    Read more.

  • In a major shift, city to launch zoned-collection system for private carting industry

    In a major shift, city to launch zoned-collection system for private carting industry

    The truth has finally come to light. This industry needs change for the workers. Private Sanitation was an industry that you can make a decent living and retire from. Unfortunately, many companies have expolited minority workers over the years. This became a race to the bottom. This is a huge victory for the workers in OUR INDUSTRY!!!! We want to thank all parties involved especially Joint Council 16 and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

    Read more.

  • Travel Expenses for Party Convention Delegates

    As part of the Teamsters Union's ongoing efforts to encourage Teamster members to get involved in our nation's political process, the Department of Political and Legislative Action is offering to pay the travel expenses for any Teamster member serving as a delegate or alternate to the Democratic National Convention or Republican National Convention this summer. The IBT will reimburse convention delegates for their transportation and lodging expenses and provide a per-diem for meals and miscellaneous expenses.

    Please have any members of your Local Union or Join Council who will be serving as convention delegates fill out the attached form and return it to the Department of Political and Legislative Action. In order to qualify for per-diem and travel expense reimbursement, members may be asked to provide documentation to verify their status as a party convention delegate or alternate.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Political and Legislative Action at (202) 624-6993.

    Download Travel Expense Form.

  • Drivers Wanted

    Action Carting is looking for drivers with experience on roll-off and manual transmission trucks. They are located at:
    315 Casanova Street
    Bronx, N.Y. 10474
    973-286-7062 or email your resume to Bcallahan@actioncarting.com

    Also mention you read this on the 813 website.

  • Allstate Teamsters Vote for Strike

    Allstate Teamsters Vote for Strike.
  • NYC Private Waste Hauling Industry Unsafe

    The private commercial waste hauling industry in New York City is marked by disregard of workplace safety standards and should be better regulated by the city, an advocacy group said.

    Read full article.

  • 60 Con Edison contractors vote to authorize strike over wages, lack of proper safety training

    On Thursday, workers at Allstate Power Vac — a Con Edison contractor-voted unanimously to authorize a strike. The 60 staffers have been trying to negotiate a new contract for the past seven months, to no avail.

    Read full article.

  • SAFETY ABUSES RAMPANT IN PRIVATE SANITATION HD

    Local 813 joined NYCOSH at City Hall for the release of their report of the abuses of safety in private sanitation.

  • White House and Department of Labor Regional Worker Voice Summit

    FRIDAY, MAY 6TH @ 1 PM
    HARLEM STATE OFFICE BUILDING
    163 W 125th STREET
    8TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOMS A & B
    NEW YORK, NY 10027

    RSVP Here https://nyworkervoice.eventbrite.com

    Join Cecilia Muñoz and local leaders for a Regional Worker Voice Summit. Regional Summits are focused on bringing together seasoned and emerging leaders from across the country who are lifting up workers' voices to be active participants in this conversation. On October 7th, 2015, the White House and the Department of Labor brought together workers, labor leaders, advocates, businesses, Members of Congress, state and local officials and others to highlight the relationship between worker voice and a thriving middle class. The Summit provided an historic opportunity to explore the ways we can ensure middle-class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the economic growth they are helping to create. During the Summit, President Obama charged us with taking action and continuing the conversation, particularly in communities that are leading with innovative efforts to elevate worker voice. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • TEAMSTERS LOCAL 813 IN ACTION!

    On April 20, 2016, Teamsters Local 813 members were joined by Fellow Teamsters Locals, and Elected Officials to call on ALLSTATE POWER-VAC to sign a fair contract!

    Local 813 would like to take the time to thank all those that came out in support of the workers at ALLSTATE POWER-VAC. We want to thank Joint Council President George Miranda and the Executive Board, honorable mentions go to Bernadette Kelly of the I.B.T., Local 817 for sending their tractor trailer, Local 814, TWU Local 100 for providing us with the stage, NYC's strongest local 831 for coming out. We also want to thank NY State Senator Jose Peralta and Council Member Rory Lancman for supporting the labor movement.

  • Joint 16 Council Website

    At this website you can learn about all of the Teamster locals in the New York metro area, and get the latest labor news.

    Click here to visit their website!

  • Teamster Members: Register for Free CDL Classes

    Teamsters Joint Council 16 provides free Commercial Driver's License classes for Teamster members. The free classes cover tractor trailer and Commercial Driver's License A or License B.

    Read more!

  • Thank You

    Photos of attendees at the Organizing Meeting.
    The Executive Board of Local 813 wants to thank all the stewards, alternate stewards and members that attended our Organizing Meeting.

  • IBT Nomination Meeting Results Posting - Local 813

    A nomination meeting was held on the 24 day of January, 2016 to nominate candidates for Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the 29th International Convention of the IBT to be held in Las Vegas, NV. 3 Delegates and 1 Alternate Delegate are to be elected.

    Click here for the nomination results.

  • TEAMSTERS CLAIM VICTORY IN PUSH TO UNIONIZE CITY'S PRIVATE CARTING INDUSTRY

    Read more!


    The organizers that were instrumental in the All State Power Vac elections. From left to right: Leo Rosario, Mike Marvey, Allan Henry, James "Kirby" Curbeam and Plinio Cruz. At the end Vice President Raul "Ray" Borrero.


    Some of the newest members of 813 from All State Power Vac!!

  • ALL STATE POWER VAC WORKERS JOIN TEAMSTERS

    New York Waste Workers Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor of Union Representation

    On Monday, November 9th, employees at Allstate Power Vac, Inc. in New York City voted overwhelmingly - by a margin of nearly 98 percent - to join Teamsters Local 813 in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. The 61-worker unit is looking forward to improving their working conditions, including gaining fairness and respect from their employer.

    Read more!

  • NYC MUST LOOK INTO REFORMING THE COMMERCIAL WASTE INDUSTRY

    Click here to learn more.
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

    To all 813 Members and families. The Local is looking for volunteers. We will need people for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-5pm or 5pm-9pm. Please contact your Business Agent for details. Thank you.

  • June 1, 2015

    Re: Federally Mandated Department of Transportation Certified Physicals
    Clarity Testing

    To all Local 813 Insurance Trust Fund Eligible Members:

    As you know, in order to meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, you must undergo Federally Mandated Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Physicals. Without these DOT physicals you WILL NOT be able to work.

    The Trustees of the Local 813 Insurance Trust Fund (the “Fund”) are pleased to announce that the Fund has contracted with Clarity Testing (“Clarity”) to provide those DOT physicals. Clarity providers are all certified on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).

    Enclosed is a Clarity brochure that shows their convenient locations. In addition, Clarity can even come to your job location with a mobile unit if 15 or more members need DOT physicals. To make an appointment, please contact Clarity at 1-844-368-7495 (1-844-DOT-PHYS). Clarity will also upload all exam results to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database as required by Federal DOT regulation.

    Please note that by using Clarity for your DOT physical, you can be assured that all Clarity doctors are NRCME registered, which is required by law effective May 21, 2014. This might not be the case when using a private physician of your choosing. Also, it is important to note that the Fund will not cover the cost of DOT physical services provided by a private physician and with Clarity THERE WILL BE NO COPAYMENT.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Fund.

     

    The Board of Trustees
    Local 813 Insurance Trust Fund

  • FREE CDL TRAINING

    Joint Council No. 16 offers free training for Teamster members wishing to obtain their CDL license. To participate, you must be a member in good standing and you must have a valid Driver's license and learner permit Class "A" and Class "B" – with air brakes endorsement – you must have a clean drivers license. The road practice for the tractor-trailer and commercial are scheduled for every Saturday and Sunday at the Deer Park Railroad Station. Fill out the attached form and return to Joint Council No. 16. For further information, contact the Joint Council directly (212) 924-0002 or you can call the Union Office.
  • Help Save the Central Park Carriage Horse Industry

    Help Save the Central Park
    Carriage Horse Industry
    A New York Tradition and 300 Teamster Jobs


    The New York Daily News has launched a campaign to save the New York City carriage horse industry and their Teamster drivers, members of Local 553. Members can sign the Daily News petition and return by mail it to the Union Office or online at nydailynews.com. (click here for Petition)

    Ayuden a salvar el Parque Central
    Transporte Industria de los Caballos
    Una Tradición de Nueva York y 300 puestos de trabajo de los Teamsters


    New York Daily News ha lanzado una campaña para salvar en la ciudad de Nueva York el transporte industrial de los caballos y sus conductores que son miembros de los Teamsters, miembros del Local 553. Pedimos que nuestros miembros por favor firmen la petición abajo del Daily News, mándenla por correo o se puede firmar en línea por la computadora en la dirección nydailynews.com.

  • New Insurance Carrier
    Local 813 Insurance Trust Fund
    Local 27 Welfare Trust Fund

    Please be advised that your medical coverage will be covered under and administered by Aetna, effective March 1, 2013.


    New Aetna ID Cards

    Aetna is currently in the process of mailing out new ID cards to participants. You will receive two identical ID cards, which will provide access to medical, prescription drug and mental health benefits. Each card will have your name on it and will list all of your enrolled dependents. Your dependents will not receive their own personalized cards. If you need additional ID cards, contact Aetna’s member services department at
    855-275-0067.

    If you need care before your new ID card arrives in the mail, you may print a temporary ID card online at www.aetna.com , if you register as a new member.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE EBOLA CRISIS

    For those members who would like further information on the Ebola crisis as it relates to the Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries, (CDC); and Transporting Ebola Contaminated Items, (DOT).  Please click on the links for the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Transportation websites for steps to protect yourself while performing your job.

    CDC:
    Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries

    DOT:
    PHMSA Provides Guidance for Transporting Ebola Contaminated Items

  • How to Join Local 813

    To become a member of Teamsters Local 813, you may call 718-937-7010, or you may also click here.

    ALL REQUESTS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

  • NYC EARNED SICK LEAVE TIME ACT

    Know the facts!! Click here for the link for further information regarding the Mandatory sick leave for employees in New York City.