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Teamsters Local 284
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    What We Do
    We secure improved wages, hours, working conditions and other economic advantages through organization, negotiations and collective bargaining.

    Who We Are
    Teamsters Local union No. 284 is a labor organization dedicated to representing working people in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities.

    Who We Represent
    We are a miscellaneous and industrial Union representing members working in numerous industries including airline, brewery and soft drink, bakery, building trades and construction, freight, warehousing and public sector.
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    Local 284 has filed a legal services plan with the Ohio Supreme Court for the benefit of members in good standing, and their spouses and children under eighteen years of age, who reside in the household of the member.

    The attorneys listed in the PDF attached have agreed to offer legal services to members at a discounted rate. Please click below to download and share with your fellow members.

    All legal fees will be the responsibility of the member. The member will provide evidence of membership and/or eligibility as may be reasonably requested by the designated attorney.

    Local 284 members are free to choose any attorney or firm of their choice, and are not obligated to use any of the attorneys participating in the Local 284 Legal Services Plan.

    Local 284 will not pay any administrative fees to any attorney for the legal services rendered to the member under the provisions of the Legal Services Plan.

    Download: Local 284 Legal Services sheet 0519.pdf

    Brothers and Sisters,

    In the interest of full disclosure, I’d like to inform you that I've recently received a communication from Tony Jones, President of Local 413, regarding an offer to purchase the Union Hall property.

    I am not in favor of such an action without full discussion by the Executive Board and the Membership. It should be noted that Article 13 of the Local 284 Bylaws provides, in part:

    (p) The provisions of this Article shall be qualified as follows; all expenditures, investments, contributions, loans, sales or acquisition of property whether real or personal which exceeds, in any one instance, the sum or value of an amount equal to ten thousand dollars ($10,000), shall, following approval of the Executive Board, be presented to the next regular membership meeting for action. Nothing herein shall require the membership approval of the items entitled Allowances, Expenses and Benefits under Article XV.

    This offer should be considered and fully discussed at the next membership meeting on Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm.

    I look forward to your input.

    Mark Vandak
    Teamsters Local 284

    Teamsters Local 284 Member Appreciation Day
    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Lunch: Noon-1:30pm at Picnic Grove
    Park hours: 10am-midnight
    Soak City hours: 11am-8pm

    Tickets: only $20/each (limit six per member)

    Each ticket includes: Kings Island admission, Soak City waterpark admission, lunch and parking.

    Each member will also receive one raffle ticket to be entered for prizes, compliments of your Local 284!

    To purchase tickets, please stop by your Local 284 office by Friday, July 12.

    555. E. Rich St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    You can also save money and purchase a drink wristband for $11.77 each, and visit Kings Island the night before for only $12 each.

    Kings Island season pass holders are free. Stop by our office for your ticket to the Picnic Grove lunch and to RSVP.

    Download: Teamsters 284 KI Flyer.pdf

    Several weeks ago we wrote to you concerning a labor dispute between Teamsters Local 284 and Republic Waste Services. We are pleased to inform you that a work stoppage has been avoided. On April 7, 2019, Local 284 members ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

    The new labor agreement provides for annual wage increases and maintains high-quality health insurance for employees and their families without employee contributions to premiums or increases to employee cost-sharing.

    As a result of successful collective-bargaining between Local 284 and Republic, there will be no disruption of services to area businesses and residents and Local 284-represented working families will continue to receive a good wage and benefits. This outcome confirms the vital role strong unions play in ensuring that economic prosperity is shared with workers and their communities.

    The new labor agreement with Republic is the 25th successful contract negotiation conducted for Teamsters Local 284 members in the past two years.

    Thank you for your continued support of fellow Teamsters Local 284 members and the collective-bargaining process.

    Local 284 is pleased to announce that Bill Merdeath has been appointed to fill a vacant Trustee position on Local 284’s Executive Board.

    Bill joined the Teamsters in 1985 as a member-employed by Western Kraft Corp. (now International Paper). After six years as an employee of Western Kraft, Bill was hired by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Columbus starting in 1991. Bill served as a Union Steward beginning in 2000, first as an alternate and currently a Shop Steward in the Brewing Department.

    Bill is proud to be a second-generation Union Steward following in the footsteps of his father who also served as a shop steward at AB for over 20 years. Bill was a member of the most recent negotiating committee for the current Plant Agreement that passed by a membership vote of 89.5%.

    Bill's many years of service as a Teamster, active involvement in contract negotiations and day-to-day representation as a shop steward are beneficial to all Local 284 members.

    Please join us in welcoming Bill Merdeath to Local 284 Executive Board.

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