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Save San Diego's Sick Leave-Minimum Wage Ordinance

Aug 22, 2014 (10:54:25)



Don't Sign It - Sign










Help San Diego families. Save earned sick pay and the San Diego minimum wage!

Don’t sign the deceptive petition!
Instead, pledge your support for fair pay.
Nobody who works hard at a full-time job should live in poverty or worry about taking care of their family. San Diego’s new minimum wage law will increase the earnings of hard-working San Diegans by an average of $1,400 a year, helping them pay their rent, put food on the table, and support their families. The law also gives workers the ability to take care of their sick kids or parents by using days-off they have earned by working hard. But now, a group of area businesses — with funding from out-of-town corporations that don’t want to pay employees fairly — is trying to repeal our minimum wage and earned sick pay law with a deceptive petition. Don’t sign it!
Instead, pledge your support to save earned sick pay and a fair San Diego minimum wage.
Save San Diego’s minimum wage and earned sick leave law.

2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

Aug 19, 2014 (11:03:13)

The 2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest is now available.

Separate from the annual scholarship for high school seniors, the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest will award one-time $1,000.00 scholarships annually to 200 students. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility criteria:

1. Be the son, daughter or financial dependant of an eligible Teamster member, hereafter also referred to as "Teamster Member Relation";

2. Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vacational program;

3. Be 23 years old or younger by September 30, 2014.

Applicants must forward the completed application and essay to the James R. Hoffa memorial Scholarship Fund office by September 30, 2014. 

For applications to the 2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest please visit any of our offices: 4666 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120 or at 2298 Merrill Center Drive, El Centro, CA 92243 or you may download the application by clicking on the Downloads tab on the left menu.




Aug 19, 2014 (11:18:00)

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

Aug 19, 2014 (11:02:00)
 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.




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

Aug 26, 2014 (15:03:00)


UPS Retiree Breakfast meeting of September 2014 will be at:

Izzy's Café Inc.
Blaine's Smokehouse Barbeque
1252 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021

Friday, September 5, 2014

 9:00 a.m.







Friday, August 8, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Marie Callender's

11122 Rancho Carmel Drive

San Diego, CA






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