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Current Campaigns
  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

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SHARE YOUR GOOD IDEAS

WE KNOW YOU ARE SMART!

So, you if have a great Idea?

Or a good suggestion.....

Share it with your Union.

513-769-5100

 

Teamsters Local 100
Updated On: May 01, 2015

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 100 HAS WORKED WITH LOCAL COMPANIES AND SERVICES TO OBTAIN A NUMBER OF DISCOUNTS FOR OUR TEAMSTER MEMBERS.  

BELOW IS A LIST OF THOSE DISCOUNTS. 

CLICK ON THE LINKS TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE SELECTED DISCOUNT OFFER.  

FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE ARE DISCOUNTS OFFERED TO TEAMSTER MEMBERS THROUGH IBT DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

LOCAL

DISCOUNTS

BANKING

DISCOUNTS

HUNTINGTON BANK


 

KEMBA CREDIT UNION


 

US BANK


 

WELLS FARGO

ENTERTAINMENT

DISCOUNTS

CINCINNATI ZOO

CONEY ISLAND

SUNLITE POOL

THE BEACH WATERPARK

TEAMSTER DISCOUNTED PRICES

Adult Admissions $19.99

(normally $28.99) SAVE $9

Youth Admissions $12.99

(normally $19.99) SAVE $7

KINGS ISLAND

THE REDS DISCOUNT TICKETS

KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY DISCOUNT TICKETS

FLORENCE FREEDOM DISCOUNT TICKETS

UNION TERMINAL - MUSEUM CENTER TICKET DISCOUNTS

IBT DISCOUNTS

http://teamster.org/benefits/teamster-privilege

Teamster Privilege

Teamster Privilege: Member Benefits and Discounts

The IBT is proud to endorse Teamster Privilege—a package that offers benefits and services for you and your family. Because of the strength of our membership, as a Teamster member you are eligible for deals on products and services that the general public cannot get.
The Teamster Privilege program offers benefits that extend above the benefits negotiated with your employer under your Teamster contract. These benefits are available to you and your family for as long as you are a union member. Read the letter from General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall about the Teamster Privilege Program.
We are pleased that, in addition to the benefits of a strong voice and representation on the job, you and your family also have the right to enjoy the following Teamster Privilege benefits.

Teamster Privilege Credit Card

The Teamster Privilege Credit Card offers features like a low intro APR, competitive rates, U.S.-Based customer service and $0 Fraud Liability if your card is lost or stolen. Plus, after just 3 months as a Teamster Privilege cardholder, you may also be eligible for hardship grants in times of need.

Retiree Health Insurance

This program consists of several different benefits for Teamster retirees. These Teamster benefits can help you and your family cut the rising cost of health care.

Teamster Privilege Auto and Home

As a member of IBT you now have access to valuable features and benefits, including special group discounts on auto and home insurance offered through MetLife Auto & Home – a leading provider of quality auto insurance coverage.

Life and Accident Insurance

These Teamster Privilege insurance plans help to provide financial security for you and your family.?

Vision Care Program

Your eyes deserve the best care to keep them healthy year after year. Plus with VSP Teamster Vision Care, you’ll get a great value on your eyecare and eyewear.

Teamsters ACA Choice Program

Looking for the best solutions to health insurance needs can be daunting and confusing. The Teamsters ACA (Affordable Care Act) Choice Program was created by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to assist you with determining what insurance options are available to you.

Teamster Privilege Mortgage

Buying a home can be one of the most expensive and stressful purchases in your life. But finding your dream home doesn’t have to be a nightmare – thanks to Teamster Privilege Mortgage. This benefit makes buying, selling or refinancing a home easier and more affordable.?

AT&T Wireless Services

As an IBT member, you can save 15%* on your monthly individual or family wireless plan from AT&T, the nation’s only union wireless company. Union families save an average of $110 a year on monthly service. Plus, the $36 activation fee is waived for union members. The 15% discount is available for both new and current AT&T customers.

Teamster Privilege Health Discount

The WellCard Discount Health Card program is a comprehensive health and welfare discount program for Teamster members, retirees and families, ages 0-64 for whom health insurance coverage has not started or is otherwise unavailable. The Teamsters Health Savings benefit can help you and your family save on out-of-pocket expenses for dental and vision care and more.?

Teamster Privilege Everyday Savings

Teamsters Privilege Everyday Savings offers members-only savings on everything from renting a car to sending a bouquet of flowers. Teamster members can save money by taking advantage of all of the Everyday Savings benefits!

Teamster Vacations

This travel service is designed to provide members, retirees and families the benefits and savings of booking flights, hotels, vacations and cruises. Members, retirees and families can choose from one of the largest travel industry inventories available while enjoying our Best Price Guarantee and unique Travel Community.

Turbo Tax


 

STOP

RIGHT-TO-WORK

IN KENTUCKY

Rank-and-file members of Teamsters Local 89 traveled extensively yesterday and today fighting against the scam of right-to-work in Butler, Adair, Warren and Cumberland County. Unfortunately, RTW passed in Cumberland County. However, this was only possible through a "tie breaker" by the county’s Judge Executive.

Because of the testimony of Teamsters Trey McCutcheon, Matt Ward and Bill Miller along with the Kentucky AFL-CIO’s Bill Londrigan, two magistrates who had originally supported the ordinance, were swayed against the scam. It seems that the slick, out-of-state lawyer Brent Yessin was not as effective a snake oil salesman as his billionaire masters had expected!

The Next

Membership Meetings

will be

March 3rd, 2015

at 7 PM


 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream

delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.

We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.

We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."¹

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."2

This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.

Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that:

Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3

JRH Scholarship

About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

Welcome to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center, your one-stop shop for information, policy, procedures and forms.

James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.    In 2015 the Fund plans to award $1,000,000 in scholarships.

Please click here to access the Application and Academic Record Forms

*The application deadline for the  2015/2016 college scholarship is March 31, 2015.

The Thirteenth Annual "Drive for Education" Golf Tournament and Ninth Annual "Texas Hold'Em" Poker Tournament will be held this year from May 11-13, 2015.  Please click here to see registration forms and to register on-line.

Special thanks to our Major Sponsors, Joint Councils and Locals who have made the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund events possible.  We salute you on our 16th Anniversary!

AETNA

Northern Trust Global Investment

American Income Life/NILICO and United American Insurance Company

OptumRX

Blue Cross Blue Shield Associations

Prudential Financial

BNY Mellon Asset Management

Teamsters Joint Council 25

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division

Teamsters Joint Council 41

Community Financial Service Association

Teamsters Local Union 817

ENTRUST Capital, Inc.

Teamsters Local Union 986

Grand Fund LLC

The UPS Foundation

INVESCO

Vision Service Plan

McMorgan and Company

Yucaipa Companies

The Next

Membership Meetings

will be

February 3rd, 2015

at 7 PM

TEAMSTERS, YOU AND EVERY

WORKING MAN AND WOMAN NEED

TO COME FORWARD TODAY. WE NEED

YOU TO CALL YOUR REPRESETATIVES

IN CONGRESS AND YOUR SENATORS.

IF THEY ARE PERMITTED TO PASS

THESE SECRET NEW PENSION RULES,

PENSIONS FOR BOTH THOSE

WORKING TODAY AND THOSE

ALREADY RETIRED WILL BE

TARGETED AND CUT.

YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON YOUR

ACTION TODAY!

Last night, the House released the text of the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2015, and the Teamsters Union was very disappointed to see that it will keep the government open on the backs of hardworking Americans and retirees. We are specifically opposed to the last-minute addition of a pension amendment and the inclusion of a proposal to increase the number of hours that truck drivers are on the road each week.

We urge you to please call your elected officials in the House and Senate and ask that they vote NO on the rule and NO on the omnibus spending bill.

· The Teamsters Union is opposed to the Omnibus Spending Bill. It keeps the government open on the back of hardworking Americans and retirees.

· This bill is the ugly side of political backroom dealings and should be voted down so that these issues can be fully debated in the light of day.

· Specifically, we are opposed to the last-minute addition of a pension amendment that threatens the retirement security of thousands of retirees -- an amendment that through procedural manipulation will not even receive a separate vote.

· We have always opposed pension cuts and are disappointed that the House and Senate have taken this action.

· This legislation represents substantial changes to policies that have protected the pensions of workers for decades. It should not be changed through procedural manipulation.

· We are also opposed to the inclusion of a proposal that would increase the number of hours that truck drivers can spend on the road every week -- an increase to more than 80 hours per week. That is too much time to spend behind the wheel, and we oppose this increase.

· And while the legislation threatens pensions and increases the hours Teamsters have to work, it lets every wealthy person contribute over a million and half more dollars into politics, so we will continue to see legislation that benefits the wealthy and not hardworking Americans.

· For all these reasons, the Teamsters Union urges you to vote NO on the rule and NO on the Omnibus bill.

Indiana House of Representatives

District

Name

Party

Room

Phone

1

Visclosky, Peter

D

2256 RHOB

202-225-2461

2

Walorski, Jackie

R

419 CHOB

202-225-3915

3

Stutzman, Marlin

R

1728 LHOB

202-225-4436

4

Rokita, Todd

R

236 CHOB

202-225-5037

5

Brooks, Susan W.

R

1505 LHOB

202-225-2276

6

Messer, Luke

R

508 CHOB

202-225-3021

7

Carson, André

D

2453 RHOB

202-225-4011

8

Bucshon, Larry

R

1005 LHOB

202-225-4636

9

Young, Todd

R

1007 LHOB

202-225-5315

Indiana Senators

Coats, Daniel - (R - IN) Class III 493 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-5623 Contact: www.coats.senate.gov/contact/

Donnelly, Joe - (D - IN) Class I 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-4814

Contact: www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe

Kentucky House of Representatives

District

Name

Party

Room

Phone

1

Whitfield, Ed

R

2184 RHOB

202-225-3115

2

Guthrie, S. Brett

R

308 CHOB

202-225-3501

3

Yarmuth, John A.

D

403 CHOB

202-225-5401

4

Massie, Thomas

R

314 CHOB

202-225-3465

5

Rogers, Harold

R

2406 RHOB

202-225-4601

6

Barr, Andy

R

1432 LHOB

202-225-4706

Kentucky Senators

McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY) Class II 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-2541 Contact: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Paul, Rand - (R - KY) Class III 124 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-4343 Contact: www.paul.senate.gov/?p=contact

Ohio House of Representatives

District

Name

Party

Room

Phone

1

Chabot, Steve

R

2371 RHOB

202-225-2216

2

Wenstrup, Brad

R

1223 LHOB

202-225-3164

3

Beatty, Joyce

D

417 CHOB

202-225-4324

4

Jordan, Jim

R

1524 LHOB

202-225-2676

5

Latta, Robert E.

R

2448 RHOB

202-225-6405

6

Johnson, Bill

R

1710 LHOB

202-225-5705

7

Gibbs, Bob

R

329 CHOB

202-225-6265

8

Boehner, John A.

R

1011 LHOB

202-225-6205

9

Kaptur, Marcy

D

2186 RHOB

202-225-4146

10

Turner, Michael

R

2239 RHOB

202-225-6465

11

Fudge, Marcia L.

D

2344 RHOB

202-225-7032

12

Tiberi, Pat

R

106 CHOB

202-225-5355

13

Ryan, Tim

D

1421 LHOB

202-225-5261

14

Joyce, David

R

1535 LHOB

202-225-5731

15

Stivers, Steve

R

1022 LHOB

202-225-2015

16

Renacci, Jim

R

130 CHOB

202-225-3876

Ohio Senators

Brown, Sherrod - (D - OH) Class I 713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-2315 Contact: www.brown.senate.gov/contact/

Portman, Rob - (R - OH) Class III 448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-3353 Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact...

MERRY

CHRISTMAS 

AND

HAPPY

NEW YEAR

 




 



old union hall

THE TEAMSTERS LOCAL 100 OFFICES ARE OPEN 8AM - 5PM

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.

WE ARE OFTEN OPEN BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 5PM,

BUT PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

WE ARE ALSO OFTEN OPEN ON WEEKENDS,

BUT PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

GENERAL OFFICE NUMBERS:

513-769-5100

513-769-4420 (FAX)

Prior to the January 7, 2014 Monthly Membership Meeting

the Local 100 Officers and Agents pledged their

Oath of Office. 

Special Thanks to Joint Council 26 President, Randy Verst.

President Verst conducted the Oath of Office for

the newly elected Officers and Agents.  

Officers and Agent re-elected also repeated their Oath of Office.

 

The Teamsters provide WellCare Cards to every Teamster in the nation. 

The WellCare Card provides discounted medical care and discounted prescriptions for our Teamsters.  

The People that provide the WellCare Cards also provide the following newsletter adressing medical topics.  

The Importance of Medication Compliance

Poor medication compliance, which refers to how well patients follow medical advice about their medications, is a growing concern in the United States, as it causes nearly 125,000 deaths each year and adds an additional $290 billion in health care costs. Studies show a strong association between medication compliance and improved treatment results; however, according to the National Consumers League, nearly three out of four Americans reported they do not always take their medication as directed.

Health care providers have the knowledge to treat diseases and illnesses, so to maximize the benefits of your medications, it is important to take them on the prescribed schedule and as instructed by your doctor. If you have trouble with taking your medications as prescribed, here are some tips to help you develop good medication habits:

  • Fill your prescriptons at the same pharmacy so your medication history is accurately recorded and monitored.
  • Remind yourself to take your medication with alarms, notes or a checklist. You can also use a planner to remind you about medications that need to be taken at specific times.
  • Practice spring cleaning of you medicine cabinet, and properly dispose of medicines that you no longer need or have expired.
  • If you medications are too expensive, collaborate with your health care provider to work towards other options that can treat your illness in more cost effective manner. You can also use your prenegotiated savings from WellCardRx at the pharmacy to save money on your prescriptions, whether or not you have health insurance.
  • Be an educated patient and learn how your medication treats your condition and its role in producing optimal outcomes.

Take control of your health and wellness and make sure you take your medications as directed by your doctor. By doing so, you not only increase the effectiveness of your therapy, but you also reduce costs and medical errors, resulting in easier disease maintenance and management of your wellness.


February is American Heart Month

Just because February is already in full swing doesn't mean you can't start taking better care of your heart. With heart disease claiming about 600,000 lives each year, it is the leading cause of death for both men and women, costs over $312.6 billion each year, but is completely preventable and controllable.

To help prevent heart disease, implement a few of these healthy changes into your life:

  • Eat a healthy diet, with at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetable each day, which can help maintain cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  • Maintain a healthy weight, as being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease.
  • Exercise regularly to help with weight maintenance. Aiming for 30 minutes on most days will lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Quit smoking and limit alcohol use, as both are related to high blood pressure levels.
  • Practice medication compliance, especially if you are taking prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.

To find out more on how you can prevent heart disease at any age, visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.


Join the Connect Community

WellCardRx now offers an online community, Connect , for our members. With Connect, you will be able to provide your opinion on new products and services, submit feedback about the program and see how other WellCardRx members are saving.

WellCardRx empowers members with access to reduced costs on prescription drugs and more

Empowering your health life.

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