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Jul 21, 2014 (15:52:00)

The San Diego Padres are playing Los Angeles Dodgers and Teamsters Local 542 will be there.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 5:40 p.m. the San Diego Padres will be playing against their life long rivals Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park and you can be part of the excitement!

Teamsters Local 542 has an offer for its members by offering tickets which includes admission, hot dog & drink for $10.00 ea ticket (a $24.00 value).

If you are a member and you are interested in purchasing tickets for the game please contact Teresa Diaz at 619-582-0542.

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis so please place your order in now!

Teamsters Caution FTC Sysco-US Foods Merger Could Harm Competition, Consumers, Workers

Jun 13, 2014 (15:47:00)

 Teamsters Caution FTC Sysco-US Foods Merger Could Harm Competition, Consumers, Workers

·                        JUNE 5, 20144

Teamsters Representatives Meet With Federal Agency Investigating Anti-Trust Issues in Merger of Top Two U.S. Foodservice Companies


Galen Munroe

Email: gmunroe@teamster.orgPhone: (202) 624-6911

(WASHINGTON) – On Wednesday, the Teamsters Union cautioned the Federal Trade Commission staff and state attorneys general investigating Sysco’s proposed acquisition of US Foods for antitrust issues that a merger of the top two U.S. foodservice providers could limit competition and negatively affect consumers, food suppliers, small business owners and government agencies.

Teamsters represent more than 7,600 Sysco warehouse workers and drivers and nearly 4,000 at US Foods covering 70 warehouses in the U.S.

“Our members are the daily connection between these companies and their customers,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “They know the structure and operations of the businesses firsthand and provide a perspective vital to any examination of the effects a merger would have on this industry.”

Sysco’s $8.2 billion buyout ($3.5 billion cash plus $4.7 billion in debt) is currently under review by the FTC and a multi-state committee of attorneys general, tasked with examining the effects on competition.

Sysco and US Foods are the two largest providers of foodservice supplies in an industry built on contracts with not only restaurants, but also multimillion dollar federal and state deals with the military, schools and universities, prisons and other agencies as well as airports, hospitals and hotels.

“The costs of this merger will be borne not only by people who want to go out for dinner with their families, but by taxpayers who fund public institutions, travelers, elderly patients in nursing homes and the employees. It deserves careful and deliberate scrutiny,” Hoffa said.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit  for more information. Follow us on Twitter @TeamsterPower.



Teamsters Local 542 Awards Scholarship to it's Member's Children

May 29, 2014 (14:40:08)
 Teamsters Local 542 is honored to announce the recipients of
the 2014 "Rick Aceves Scholarship Award"
  • Sierra M. Frank - Daughter of Sheillie Frank                                                       COSTCO - Santee
  • Sheila Escobedo - Daughter of Arturo Escobedo                                                       County of Imperial
  • Sidney M. Valadez - Daughter of Joe Valadez                                                          UPS - San Diego
  • Peter Martinez - Son of Esther Martinez                                                            County of Imperial

Congratulations to the 2014 Scholarship recipients!

On behalf of the over 6,000 members, the Executive Board and the Staff of Teamsters Local 542 we wish the Scholarship Awardees good luck and success in their future endeavors.




2014 National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

May 22, 2014 (13:02:00)

 Thank you Teamsters!

Teamster Local 542 Members and Staff made a big difference at the 2014 National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Teamster Members donated their time driving their company sponsored tractor trailers and transported all the donated goods to the San Diego Food Bank. The job was well coordinated and done by true professionals.

Members of Teamsters Local 542 that participated were: Leif Clark-YRC, Steve Yarwick-YRC, Mark Jungnitsch-UPS Freight, Jerry Rogers-UPS Freight, David Psyhos-ABF, David Gonzalez-ABF, Edward Lascallet-ABF and Robert Acord-ABF.

Teamster Local 542 Business Representative Michael West and his family have been consistantly attending the NALC Food Drive for the last few years as well as Business Representative Alvin Mitchell who coordinated with our members and the companies the logistics of the event. 

A special recognition to YRC, UPS Freight and ABF who donated the tractor trailers which were a key component for the Food Drive to be a success.



June, July & August 2014 General Membership Meeting

May 22, 2014 (12:15:00)
General Membership Meetings for the months of June, July and August have been suspended by vote of the membership during the April 17, 2014 General Membership Meeting.
2013 UPS National Master Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda in effect 4/25/14

May 16, 2014 (11:24:00)


The Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee, pursuant to Article XII of the IBT Constitution announced the 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be in effect starting April 25, 2014.

The wages contained in the Agreement are retroactive to August 1, 2013 and UPS has committed to expedite the checks for your retroactive wage increases. The retro check will be a separate check to avoid being taxed at a higher rate. In addition, UPS will begin making retroactive contributions to the health and welfare and pension funds immediately. UPS currently owes over $300 million to Teamsters members and funds. Now Teamsters will be made whole.

The Agreement contains unparalleled wage and benefit increases. New langauge offers strong protection from harrassment and retaliation. In addition, the new 9.5 language, protections regarding SrePost and all of the other improvements and protections contained in the new Agreement will be in effect.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Samson or Dwayne Garrett at 619-582-0542

For more details click on the following link:




Chula Vista UPS Teamsters Win Softball Tournament

Nov 08, 2013 (11:45:00)

 The San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council celebrated its annual softball tournament on Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and 4th, 2013.

Teamsters Local 542 sponsored several teams including the Chula Vista UPS Full Time Drivers who went into Sunday's game undefeated and after loosing one game, made a come back to win the Championship.

Its been several years now since the Chula Vista UPS Teamster members have participated in the tournament and they are now enjoying the fruit of their efforts by bringing home the championship trophey.

 To view pictures of the softball tournament please go to the Photo Gallery on the top menu and click on the 2013 San Diego & Imperial County Softball Tournament option.



Retiree's Corner

Sep 12, 2013 (11:15:00)

Welcome to the San Diego Teamsters Retirees

We meet the third Thursday every month at:

Teamsters Local 542 Meeting Hall
4666 Mission Gorge Pl., San Diego, CA 92120

Our business meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting is preceded by a social hour from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. where you can get coffee and donuts complements of the four Teamsters Locals (36, 481, 542, & 683) located in San Diego.

Our meetings are open to ALL retired Teamsters.

Dues are $15.00 a year.

During the year we have numerous speakers covering different subjects that affect the lives of retirees.  There is also a raffle held at each meeting.

We hold an annual luncheon that includes a raffle. The luncheon has become an event that we look forward to as an opportunity to have a social time with our members as well as their families.

Our president is former Teamsters Local 542 Secretary-Treasurer Phil Saal.

Phil Saal can be reached at: or (619) 441-0353



UPS Retirees Meetings

Jul 22, 2014 (15:05:00)


UPS Retiree Breakfast meeting of August 2014 will be at:

Highway 67
12381 Mapleview Street
Lakeside, CA 92040

Friday, August 01, 2014

 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.







Friday, July 11, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Marie Callender's

11122 Rancho Carmel Drive

San Diego, CA






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