Executive Board members, from left, Anthony "Bully" Badayos (Recording Secretary), Wendy Naile (Trustee), Frederick Liva (Vice President), Wayne K S Kaululaau (President), Ryan Yoshida (Secretary-Treasurer), James "Kimo" Laroya Jr. (Trustee), and Walter "Wally" Fox III.
NEW OFFICE HOURS
Effective Monday, February 1, 2021, the New Office Hours from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. The early start time provides the members with additional opportunities to conduct business at the Dues office or stop by to pick up a scholarship or other reference material.
A drop box conveniently located on the wall to the left of the main entrance door has been installed to convenience the members who would prefer to avoid temperature checks and a screening questionnaire. Complete the check, place it into an envelope, write first and last name, company, and explanation. The dropbox checked twice a day by the office staff. A receipt and confirmation to be sent home address.
For the Health and Safety of our staff, we will not allow walk-ins to speak with our Business Representatives unless an appointment previously scheduled. Please call (808) 847-6633 to schedule an appointment. The wearing of facecoverings or mask in the office mandatory. Temperature check before entering building and use of hand sanitizer recommended. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe and healthy!
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF MEETINGS
Teamsters Local Union 996 Executive Board in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, postponed General Membership Meetings until such time when government mandates have been canceled and meetings allowed to happen once again. Union sponsored meetings with 10 or more people postponed until further notice.
WORKER RELIEF PROPOSALS
IBT NOMINATION BULLETIN
INCREASED VISION BENEFITS
After thoughtful debate at the recommendation of President Kaululaau the Trustees of the Teamsters Health and Welfare Trust approved an upgraded vision plan for all Active and OTS retirees.
1. Prescription lenses covered yearly.
2. Coverage for eye glass frames increased from $90 to $150.
3. A maximum co-payment $60 for fitting and evaluation for contact lenses.
4. Contact lens material coverage increases from $110 to $130
During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled that the following rules apply:
Rule 1: The employee must make a clear request for union representation before or during the interview. The employee cannot be punished for making this request.
Rule 2: After the employee makes the request, the employer must choose from among three options:
grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives and (prior to the interview continuing) the representative has a chance to consult privately with the employee;
deny the request and end the interview immediately; or
give the employee a clear choice between having the interview without representation, or ending the interview.
Rule 3: If the employer denies the request for union representation, and continues to ask questions, it commits an unfair labor practice and the employee has a right to refuse to answer. The employer may not discipline the employee for such a refusal.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
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