• Gen. Powell Displays Teamsters Local 812 Pride!

    General Colin L. Powell is a former Local 812 member who worked at Pepsi Long Island City.  His time as a Teamster clearly made a great impression.   General Powell even mentioned  Local 812 in two of the novels he has written.

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  • Coca Cola Terminates Big Geyser Distribution Contract

    Glaceau Products, including Vitamin Water and Smart Water, to be Delivered by Unionized Coke Workers in CocaColaTruckNew York City and Long Island

    In a blow to beverage distributer Big Geyser Inc., Coca Cola has terminated its distribution contract with the troubled company. Glaceau products comprise more than half of Queens-based Big Geyser's volume. Coke will instead deliver Glaceau products using their existing unionized workforce.

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  • Hoffa To Members: A New Day For Our Great Union

    Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight.

    The United States of America represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York entered into an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whereby in consideration of its terms and conditions the United States of America upon order from the court will dismiss its action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters....

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  • Welcome our New Brooklyn Piers Members!

    While Union membership is declining in America, Local 812 continues to defy the trend by signing up over 120 new members in the first month of 2015.

    MTC Dedicated Trucking drivers elected to become Local 812 members and the owners of MTC have agreed to recognize Teamsters Local 812 as the drivers' exclusive bargaining agent.

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  • Phoenix/Lobo Beverages Workers Ratify Historic 5-Year Agreement

    By a 3-1 margin, Local 812 members at Phoenix/Lobo Beverages in Brooklyn N.Y., and Montgomery N.Y., ratified a new 5-year agreement. The company employees 350 Local 812 members. The contract solidifies job security, wage increases, pension, medical protection and much more.

    Contract Highlights

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  • Local 812 Selects March’s “Rat of The Month”

    Despite short notice, over 100 members from every territory that Local 812 covers came out in force to the Bronx. From Long Island to the Upper Hudson Valley, they showed at 4:30am to salute the first Local 812 "Bastard Boss of the Month", a Coke manager in the Bronx Customer Care Department.

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  • Manhattan Beer Updates

    As the operations of Manhattan Beer and Phoenix/Lobo beverage are integrated, it is clear that the Local 812 members at Phoenix have a far superior contract to the Manhattan Beer workers who are members of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United union.

    Local 812 members earn higher wages and commissions and are provided with better benefits than the Joint Board members at Manhattan Beer. The union you belong to makes a big difference.

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  • Scholarships

    Applications are now available for the 2015-16 school year. 

    Apply now for the Local 812 and James R. Hoffa scholarships.

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  • "Hands Off Our Work" Campaign Pays Off, 812 Wins Major Arbitration

    Over the past few months the 812 "HANDS OFF OUR WORK" campaign has attracted a lot of attention. Not only by members, but also from the companies themselves.

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  • Never Settle or Stop, Fight to Stay on Top: 812 Union Dues at Work

    Unions give every member the opportunity to stand up for justice and dignity. It's not just contracts; everyone who works hard for a living should have some power on the job, a way of challenging management without worrying about being fired.

    We join together for a voice in the workplace, rights on the job, and to secure a better life for our families and ourselves. Dues provide the resources necessary to run our union.

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  • Win for Local 812! Haulage Driver Back to Work!

    Through no fault of his own, Local 812 member Louis Ortiz had a string of bad luck last year that resulted in a couple of accidents. But his employer, Coca Cola, considered the accidents to be preventable.

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  • Ground Breaking Agreement on Pepsi Long Island and Pepsi New York Consolidation

    President Ed Weber and the entire Local 812 Executive Board thank all of our members working at Pepsi Bottling Ventures (Pepsi Meadowbrook) for their support, understanding and cooperation during the negotiations that the Executive Board undertook regarding the purchase of the Company's Nassau and Suffolk County Territories by Pepsi New York.

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  • 812 Negotiates to Save Oak Beverage Jobs

    When Oak Beverage beer distributor decided to shut down its Brooklyn operation and move to the Bronx, the 53 Local 812 members negotiated to keep their jobs with the company.

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  • Local 812 Members Re-elect Union Leadership

    The Proven Leadership Slate, headed by President Ed Weber and Secretary-Treasurer Joe Vitta was overwhelming elected to another term. The winning slate includes Vice President John Ulrich, Recording Secretary John Visconti and Trustees Mario Alvarez, Angel Martinez and Larry DeBellis. The officers won by an 8-1 margin.

  • Won’t Back Down! 2014 Local 812 Steward Seminar.

    Local 812 conducted a Shop Steward and Key Member Seminar on Sept. 29th & 30th in Atlantic City. Local 812 union leaders assessed the current state of the union and prepared for the struggles ahead, including major 2016 contract negotiations.

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