Teamsters Local 166

Business Representative/Organizer

 

Ruben Luna

June Report

A Message to Our Members

Organizing the unorganized is the key to our growth. We have a long road ahead of us. Members like yourselves can make a difference. If you learn of any leads, please contact the Organizing Department at Teamsters Union Local 166 by phone at 909-877-8326.

To quote Martin Luther King Jr. "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor ... do a disservice to the cause of democracy."

The Union Advantage

If you don't have a union in your workplace, you don't have guaranteed wages, health benefits or a secure pension. You are an "At-Will" employee. You check your rights at the door, and your employer can fire you or change your conditions of employment at any time and for almost any reason.

There are real advantages to having a union for you as an individual and for society in general. By forming a union with your co-workers, together you will have the strength to negotiate a legally binding contract with your employer that includes better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement and a safer workplace.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that wages of union members are, on average, 27% higher than those of workers that do not have union representation; 92% of union workers have job-related health coverage, while only 68% of non-union workers do; and 73% of union workers have a guaranteed, defined benefit pension, compared to 16% of non-union workers.

And the more union members there are in this country, the better off everyone is. Throughout our history, when unions are strong, wages go up, health care coverage improves and pensions are strengthened. When unions are under attack, as they are today, we're all in danger - our jobs, our communities and our families.

Help us win the fight to restore the American Dream for everyone. Contact Ruben Luna or Tom Lewellen at 909-877-8326, or Ruben Luna directly at 909-841-4806