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First Transit On Strike!

May 25, 2016 (09:17:00)
 First Transit
Copley Park Place, San Diego
Teamsters 542 members from First Transit - Copley Park Place,
San Diego rejected the Compay's last, best & final offer.
Picket lines were established on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at
3:00 a.m. by hundreds of paratransit drivers.
Strike lines will be up and running 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Please be aware that the work stoppage by MTS Access drivers employed by First Transit will not affect MTS Trolley, Rapid and major bus routes.

May 03, 2016 (11:56:00)


April 20th, 2016

Teamster Local Unions recommend Costco members to ratify a new agreement.

Ballots are being mailed out to all Teamster members on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2016.

If you have not received an envelope with voting materials by Wednesday, May 11th please contact our office at 619-582-0542.


If you have any questions please contact your Union Business Representative at 619-582-0542

  • Chula Vists 781 - Business Representative: Juan Moran
  • Rancho Del Rey 460 - Business Representative: Juan Moran
  • Southeast 483 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Morena Blvd. 401 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Santee 403 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Carmel Mtn. 452 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • San Marcos 1080 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Vista 124 - Juan Moran
  • Carlsbad 462 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Juan Capistrano 429 - Business Representative: Juan Moran



Scholarships Applications Now Available

May 03, 2016 (12:16:00)

 2016 Scholarship Applications Available at our Offices 


  •  2016 Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarship:
Teamsters Joint Council 42 offer a number of financial awards for children of active Teamsters Union members who belong to one of the following Teamster Unions:
14, 63, 166, 186, 396, 399, 481, 495, 542, 572, 630, 631, 683, 848, 896, 911, 952, 986, 996, 1932, 2010, and District Council 2. Deadline to turn in application: No later than Friday, May 13, 2016. You may download the scholarship application by clicking on the Download tab on the left side menu.
  •  2016 Teamsters Local 542 "Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship":
Teamsters Local Union 542 offers a number of financial awards for children of active Teamsters Union members who belong to Teamsters Local Union 542. Deadline to turn in application: No later than Wednesday, May 11, 2016. You may download the scholarship application form by clicking on the Downloads tab on the left side menu.
  •   2016 California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship
The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus awards scholarships to deserving High School Seniors graduating this year who are son or daughter of an active Teamster members whose dues are current with her/his Local Union. The recepient must attend or have been accepted by an accredited University, College or Trade School. Deadline to turn in application: No later than Wednesday, May 18, 2016. You may download the scholarship application by clicking on the Download tab on the left side menu.
  • 2016 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest
 The James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund Essay Contest will award one-time $1,000.00 scholarship annually to 200 students. Applicants must comply with the following criteria: Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member; be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vocational program; be 23 years old or younger by June 15, 2016. Deadline to submitt your application: No later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016. You may download the essay contest application by clicking on the Download tab on the left menu.


Teamsters 542 General Membership Meeting

May 25, 2016 (09:28:00)
 Next Teamsters Local 542
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 19th, 2016
Location:                 Brengle Terrace Senior Center
                                            1200 Vale Terrace Drive
                                Vista, CA 92084
Check In:                  9:30 a.m.

Start Time:                10:00 a.m.
2016 NALC Food Drive

May 03, 2016 (12:00:00)

 2016 National Assotiation of Letter Carriers Food Drive

As in every year the National Association of Letter Carriers will be picking up from your mail box on Saturday, May 14, 2016 all donated food which will be distributed throughout the year by Union United to Union families in need.

Please support this effort by donating food or by volunteering in the collection of all donated goods at the San Diego Food Bank.
Volunteers are needed to help unload and sort food at the
Food Bank starting at 5:00 p.m.
Food Bank
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
Food will be served to all volunteers at 7:00 p.m. at the Food Bank


Imperial County General Membership Meeting

May 03, 2016 (12:00:00)
 General Membership Meeting Notice
Imperial County Members

When:       Saturday, May 14, 2016

Where:      Teamsters Local 542
                  2298 Merrill Center Drive
                  El Centro, CA 92243

Time:         10:00 a.m.
                   Check-In will start at 9:00 a.m.
Teamsters Local 542 Day at Padres

May 03, 2016 (12:26:00)

SATURDAY MAY 21ST, 2016 AT 7:10 P.M.
Tickets are on sale for Teamsters Local 542 members "only"  for $20.00 and includes Admission (Field Reserved Level), (1) Friar Frank and (1) 24 oz soda (a $50.00 value)

For Teamsters Local 542 members in San Diego County please contact Teresa Diaz at 619-582-0542.
For Teamsters Local 542 members in Imperial County and the City of Yuma, Az. please contact Ofelia Solano at 760-352-6571
Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.



2015 Rick Aceves Scholarship Recepients

Sep 08, 2015 (12:08:00)

 Teamsters Local 542 is proud to announce the 2015 Rick Aceves Scholarship Recipients:


  • Sara Bauer, Daughter to Robert Bauer from UPS - San Diego
  • Tiera Chambers, Daughter to Freddie Chambers from US Foodservice
  • Rebekah Davis, Daughter to Karla Daniel from Imperial County Dept. of Social Services
  • Jeremy Dolphin, Grandson of Jeffrey Dolphin from YRC
  • Roman Sanchez, Son to David Sanchez from Imperial County Public Works Dept.
  • Troy Strange, Son to Gary Strange from UPS - San Marcos


The Staff and Executive Board of Teamsters Local 542 are pleased and honored in congratulating the 2015 Scholarship Recipients and wish them much success in their future endeavors.



San Diego Padres Tickets now available to Teamsters 542 members

Sep 08, 2015 (12:08:00)

San Diego Padres tickets are now available at a discount price to all

Teamsters Local 542 members!


All you have to do is click on the DISCOUNT TICKET bar on the upper menu and you will receive instructions on how to purchase your tickets.

Another benefit from Teamsters Local 542!


County of Imperial Members Meeting

Jan 12, 2016 (11:54:00)
To all County of Imperial Teamster Members:

Business Representatives Ruth Duarte and Michael Morales will be hosting craft meetings for members performing Bargaining Unit Work in the County of Imperial.

When:           January 19, 2016
                      March 15, 2016
                      May 17, 2016
                      July 19, 2016
                      September 20, 2016
Time:             5:30 P.M.

Location:      Teamsters Local 542
                       2298 Merrill Center Drive
                       El Centro, CA 92243

Please make every effort to attend.

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