Teamsters Local 162
  • Proud to be a Teamster

    Teamsters Local 162 is a democratic trade union established in 1903 in PortlandOregon, by wagon drivers who joined together for better hours and working conditions.   Those early Teamsters and the labor movement as a whole fought the early battles for the 8 hour work day, the weekend, overtime compensation and workplace safety.  Future generations of Teamsters ushered in the era of pensions and health care for workers.  The Teamsters Union is proud of our role as a strong voice in the American workplace and while we strive to protect our hard fought gains we are always looking to improve upon them.    

    Local 162 has an experienced group of full-time officers and legal team that administrate, negotiate and enforce Collective Bargaining Agreements on behalf of over 5,100 active Local 162 members working for employers in the private sector.  We represent workers in the freight industry, package delivery, intermodal, soft drink and beer, food distribution, construction, manufacturing, grocery and general warehousing and trucking.  If you bought it in the Portland area there is a good chance at one point it was handled or delivered by a Teamsters Local 162 member. 

    What we do is simple.  Represent our members to the fullest.  Expand our membership by organizing the unorganized.  And stay active in the political arena, because what we gain at the bargaining table can be taken away by the stroke of a politician’s pen.

    We are affiliated with Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37 based in Portland, Oregon, and are one of more than 400 Teamsters Local’s affiliated with the 1.3 million member strong International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquartered in Washington D.C.

    In Solidarity,

    Bob Sleight, Secretary Treasurer               Mark Davison, President

    UPS Package Car Driver and Local 162 member Denise Byers was recently honored with UPS highest honor for 25 years of safe driving, its Circle of Honor.  Denise has been a Local 162 member and UPS driver since 1987.   "Denise has set a good example for safe driving, hard work and solid Teamster membership," said Local 162 President Mark Davison.

    All of the UPS contracts are now available online.  On the Local 162 website we have the JC37 Riders, West Region and National Master.  You can also download the UPS Rising phone app and have the contracts in a searchable format on your cellular phone.  Once we receive the printed contract books we will distribute them to the membership.
    Download: West Region Supplement UPS 2018-2023.pdf , 2018-2023 JC37 UPS Riders.pdf , 2018_2023_National_Master_UPS_Agreement.pdf

    Local 162 member and senior UPS feeder driver Brian Runyon was awarded a new sleeper team run.  He selected Local 162 member and feeder driver Julio Lopez as his B driver.  The run was created by taking work off the railroad under the new UPS contract.

    Local 162 has updated our UPS package driver survival guide to reflect changes in the new UPS contracts, which were fully ratified on April 29, 2019.   With a new five year contract that runs from August 1, 2018 thru July 31, 2023, comes our ongoing duty to lead, educate and unite our Teamster brothers and sisters.
    Download: 2019 Edition What's UPS Local 162 Package Driver Survival Guide.pdf

    The last remaining UPS supplement in Detroit was ratified by the members on April 28.  The IBT notified the Local Unions that the UPS contract is fully ratified and in effect starting April 29.  Once we have word on the timeline for the retro checks we will put that out to the membership.
    Download: 2018-2023 National Master UPS Agreement.pdf

    New provisions in the UPS contract on excessive overtime, which will take effect once the new contract is ratified, require the Union to circulate a list and collect the names of package drivers who wish to opt-in and be covered by the provisions of Article 37.1c of the National Master UPS Agreement.  If you want your name on the 9.
    Download: doc05502620190409155314.pdf

    Local 162 member Tim Hermens retired after 31 years of service as a package car driver at UPS and a long time shop steward.  Tim also served as the sergeant-at-arms at the monthly general membership meetings for Local 162.  He was a fixture at all Local 162 events and job actions and is a true trade unionist and loyal and strong Teamster.

    40 year Local 162 member Bill Anderson has retired from UPS.  Bill was a feeder driver, Union activist and regular attendee at Local 162 monthly general membership meetings.  We appreciate the loyalty and support Bill has always demonstrated to his Union and his dedication to his trade and craft at UPS.  Congratulations Bill!

    AFLAC OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment for Local 162 members to sign up for Aflac insurance is taking place the entire month of March 2019.  At the request of Local 162 members, your Union leadership continues to negotiate group discounted rates with Aflac for accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance.
    Download: Aflac Open Enrollment Notice 2019.pdf

    Teamsters Local 162 member Doug Nelson has retired after 40 years of service.  Doug worked at UPS and was a feeder driver.  He put forth a strong work and Union ethic and will now enjoy the fruits of his labor with his pension from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension.  We wish Doug the best in his well earned retirement.

    Teamsters Local 162 member Robert Brooks Lyle takes pride in his job as a full-time package car driver at United Parcel Service.  He has been a driver at UPS since 2006.  Brooks route serves the Multnomah Village area of Southwest Portland.

    The James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2019 school year.    Applications are taken online at http://www.jrhmsf.org.   Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members.
    Download: 2019 Hoffa Scholarship Poster.pdf

    Local 162 members Padi Blanchard and Lloyd Schiermeister have both recently retired after long careers driving truck at Safeway/Albertsons.  Padi is a 40-Year Teamster (42-years in the industry) and at the time of her retirement the number one driver on the seniority board.  After Padi retired Lloyd took the number one spot and retired shortly thereafter.

    Local 162 member Craig Robinson has retired after 40 years of Teamster membership.  Craig worked at UPS and spent over 32 years as a feeder driver and 8 years as a package car driver.  He is going to continue to pursue his bicycling interest in his retirement.  Local 162 appreciates the loyalty Craig has always showed for his Union and the dedication to his trade and craft.

    At Local 162's general membership meeting on Sunday, November 4, attorney James Marsh educated members on the rights of worker's when they are hurt on-the-job.  Marsh is no stranger to Local 162 members as his legal focus is workers' compensation cases.  He has represented worker's in numerous industries throughout the Portland area for over 30 years.


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