EXTRA WORKERS MAY BE NEEDED
for Tradeshow work in San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara or at
other locations in the Bay Area throughout January & February
The most likely work days are January 24, 25, 27, and 30th
and February 2,3,6,7,8,9,10,13, and 17th
Check the message at:
(650) 871-8391 for dispatch information
For more information about work, wages and requirements Click Here
All Local 510 Phone Numbers Have Changed!
Main Office - (650) 763-5405
A List Message - (650) 871-8374
B/C/Extra Message - (650) 871-8391
Dispatcher - (650) 763-5424
Fax - (650) 871-8406
Please see below for extension numbers
We have moved!
Our new office address is :
385 Oyster Pt. Blvd, Unit 2
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Our email addresses remain the same.
Peter - 11
Jean - 12
John - 13
Janet - 14
Morgan - 15
Joe - 16
Owen - 18
February 8th Union Meeting
Our February union meeting will be held at 1939 Market St at the corner of Duboce and Market. The meeting will start at 7pm. The hall is easily accessible by public transportation. There is some accessible street parking next to the hall.
New Pension/Health & Welfare Administrator
Effective Dec. 1, 2016 our insurance administrator has changed to BeneSys.
There will be no change in benefits or coverage.
7180 Koll Center Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Toll Free: (844) 834-9023
Here is a link to their web site: BeneSys
Up On The Roof
photo by Joe Toback
Local 510 members setting up a davit while training for Swing Stage work.
A Season of Thanks & Joy
The year 2016 has begun its final lap and is now racing
towards the finish line. The air is redolent with the smell
of roasting turkeys, tofurkeys and even some turduckens.
Worldwide almost every culture will start preparations for celebrating
the solstice and the time when the days begin to grow longer again. For
some, this marks the beginning of a new year, for others it is a time
of cultural or religious importance. Any way you choose to celebrate, it's
a happy time to get together with family and friends.
LOCAL 510 ELECTION RESULTS
JUNE 11, 2014
President –Michael Kraemer
Vice President: Esteban Ferrey
Financial Secretary: Ann Worth
Treasurer: Chris Dichtel
Recording Secretary: Morgan Worth
Trustee for Local 510 –Roger Hoff
Warden: William Taylor
Chris Wren, William Taylor, Richard Doyle
San Francisco Labor Council – Esteban Ferrey, Michael Kraemer
Alameda Labor Council –Morgan Worth
District Council 36 –Michael Kraemer, John Kyle
Special Enrollment Period for Those Covered by COBRA
COBRA Enrollees Have 60 Days to Switch to an Exchange Plan; Move Is Expected to Save California Consumers Money on Health Insurance
Beginning Thursday, May 15, Covered California will launch a limited-time special-enrollment period for people who have COBRA health insurance and would like to switch to an exchange plan.
People who have health coverage through COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) will be eligible to shop for and buy coverage through Covered California from May 15 through July 15, 2014. The two-month window mirrors a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruling announced May 2 that allows COBRA enrollees to buy plans through the federal exchange until July 1.
The federal policy for the COBRA special-enrollment period was approved amid concerns that notifications did not give consumers clear information about options in the new marketplace. HHS encouraged state exchanges to follow suit.
"COBRA coverage has given vital protection for nearly three decades to people who lost coverage from their employers, especially those who couldn't get affordable insurance because of their age or a pre-existing condition," said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee. "Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, plans in the individual market could be preferable to COBRA coverage because of premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions, available only through the exchanges. For some people who have COBRA coverage, purchasing a plan in the Covered California marketplace during this special-enrollment period could save thousands of dollars a year."
Under COBRA, individuals who experience a job loss can purchase the coverage they had through their employer but are responsible to pay the full cost. In some cases, individuals and families, particularly if they qualify for subsidies, can purchase more affordable coverage in the health benefit exchanges. Click Here to learn more
Union Artists Wanted
Calling all union artists for a July, 2014 art show. It will be located at the ideal venue of the San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Center. The art should be two-dimensional and ready to hang. Please submit photos of your art work and your union affiliation by email or usps by May 31, 2014. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The postal address is Labor for Art Committee, Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94109. If you have any questions please submit them by email. All submissions will be responded to. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to showing the public how multi-talented union members are.
The Second Line
Mitch Molotnik and Emmet Corrigan march in the "Second Line" celebration of Marty Payne's life.
Death & Taxes
TWO IMPORTANT REMINDERS!
First - Health Insurance Open Enrollment in Covered California ends on March 31.
Anyone who does not have health insurance must be encouraged to apply for health insurance through Covered California - 1 800-300-1506
Second - Taxes Households with incomes of $52,000 or less in 2013 are eligible to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit and free tax preparation assistance.
CLICK HERE to view a flyer with locations in San Mateo County. Information for all other counties: call 211 from any phone.
Sign the petition and tell the House GOP to extend unemployment benefits.
Our job market still is bearing the weight of the Wall Street induced financial meltdown. We've seen workers losing their jobs across the board—from health care and education to construction and government—through no fault of their own. These are the men and women who make America work and now they're drowning. Rather than extend these benefits, House Republicans made the choice to jump ship and go on holiday break, letting these vital benefits expire for our neighbors, friends and family members who have lost their jobs. CLICK HERE to sign the AFL/CIO's petition, and tell Congress to do the right thing and extend UI benefits now.
Brothers and Sisters:
There has been a lot of misinformation over the last few months about the negotiations at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Here's the truth: The workers at BART are bargaining for a fair contract that would protect the health and safety of riders and workers. But instead of negotiating in good faith, the bosses at BART have engaged in a campaign to demonize workers as part of an effort to impose an unfair contract that would hurt workers and their families.
The workers at BART don't want a strike. They want to come to work every day to serve our community as they've been doing for years. They're simply asking that management negotiates with them to find common ground. But that's not what's been happening. Instead of negotiating, management has spent weeks holding press conferences to spread misinformation about the workers instead of sitting down with workers to discuss important issues that include worker and rider safety.
Here are the facts:
· BART bosses brought in a high-paid out-of-state lawyer with a history of union-busting and driving disputes to strikes to be their chief negotiator. He's taken weeks of vacation since he was hired instead of sitting down with BART workers to avoid a strike.
· BART management refuses to fix safety problems that have led to the deaths of several workers. In fact, BART cut vital morning safety inspections that protect workers and riders. BART unions are fighting to restore these important safety measures.
· BART workers also are bargaining to improve safety and convenience for riders by pushing to reopen and staff station restrooms and they're fighting to block a proposal by BART management to eliminate the worker-management safety committee.
· BART workers are bargaining for reasonable staffing levels and fair compensation. BART workers' wages have been frozen for five years. Now that BART is running a surplus, workers are asking for a very modest wage increase.
BART workers are our friends and neighbors. They provide a vital service to our community. They're fighting to avoid a strike so that the trains keep running for Bay Area commuters. But they can't do it alone. They need our support.
Please contact the BART Board of Directors during business hours at (510) 464-6095 and tell them to stop their attacks on workers and start bargaining in good faith to avoid a strike. Together, we can ensure the trains keep running and BART workers get what they deserve: a fair contract that protects both riders and workers.
Julie Lind, Political Director
San Mateo County Central Labor Council
Bay Bridge Opens
A smooth commute was assured when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was opened at 10:00 pm on Monday evening.