As a result of recent increases of corona virus in Oregon and Governor Brown's orders, the office lobby's of Local 206 will be closed to walk-ins from November 18, 2020 to December 2, 2020 and until December 16, 2020 in Portland. We will continue to conduct business by phone and drop off at our office locations, if you have any questions please call, we are here to serve you.
Please remember, if you are off work due to an on the job or off the job illness or injury contact us to initiate a disability/waiver for you medical coverage. Most of our contracts require a minimum of compensated hours to maintain coverage, but that requirement may be waived if the proper paperwork is processed.
Please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
IBT Local Union 206 is entitled to elect 3 delegates and has chosen to elect 4 alternate delegates to the June 2021 IBT International Convention. The expenses of the 3 delegates and 4 alternate delegates will be paid by the IBT Local Union 206. The Election Supervisor has approved the IBT Local Union 206's plan for conducting nominations and elections. Click here to read more details about the plan.
A grievance is a violation by the company of the contract, the law, employer rules or policies, fair treatment or past practice. Before you file a grievance, check your contract to find out about your specific grievance procedure. Talk with your shop steward or Union Representative for help.
Don't delay! We may lose the right to file and pursue a grievance if it is not filed according to the contractual time limits. (Note: Grievances cannot be filed online).
Limit statements on the grievance form to basic facts.
Think of the six Ws — who, what, when, where, why, and witnesses.
Do not include arguments, evidence, and justifications at the time.
Do include all provisions of the contract you believe have been violated.
State the specific remedies being requested: i.e. pay claim, remove discipline, etc.
Sign and date your grievance after reviewing the prepared grievance for accuracy, especially dates.
Turn your grievance form into the union office in a timely manner.
Union members have the right to union representation during any conversation with a supervisor or manager that could lead to discipline.
These rights have been upheld by the Supreme Court and they are known as Weingarten Rights. This means that you have the right to Union Representation when management is conducting any kind of investigation, be it into your numbers or an accident.
If management calls you into the office or talks to you about your job performance, an accident, or anything that could lead to discipline, ask for your shop steward.
Your steward has the right to know what the meeting is about and to meet with you to talk before the meeting starts.
You also have a right to take a break during the meeting and talk to your steward privately. Just say you want to go in the hallway and “caucus” with your steward.
Use a caucus to ask questions, to fill your shop steward in on important facts and to get on the same page.
Dues are due and payable on the first day of each month. If dues are not received in the Local Union office by the close of business on the last business day of each month due, a $5.00 late charge will be assessed for each month that it is late. (If your employer does not deduct your dues, you may either mail them or pay them in person at the Local 206 office.)
Dues that are three months in arrears will constitute cause for suspension from the Local Union, and will necessitate the payment of a $125.00 reinitiation fee in addition to all delinquent dues.
If you pay by mail or in person, please remember: your dues must be received in the Local 206 office by the close of business on the last business day of the month.
Upon leaving the craft please obtain a withdrawal card immediately. Dues must be paid through the month in which you last worked to receive a withdrawal card at no charge. If you do not take a withdrawal card, you will be suspended when your dues are three months delinquent.
When you have a withdrawal card and you return to work, you deposit your withdrawal card and begin paying dues from the month in which you begin working again.
UPS Legal (covers most simple, uncontested legal actions) (800) 222-3025
UPS Harassment Hotline (800) UPS-1508
UPS 401K Voluntary program (800) 537-0189
UPS Part-Timers / Western Region 177 Healthcare (855) 215-2039
IBT GCC Division President, George Tedeschi (202) 624-6800
Northwest Administrators (for Graphics Communications Teamsters) (800) 531-1489