Teamster Tips for Part Timers
Get Your 3½ Hour Guarantee
Our union contract guarantees you 3½ hours of paid work every day. Don’t let management send you home early. That just gives the company an incentive to push everyone to work faster. Do your job at a reasonable pace that you can sustain. And get your 3½ hour guarantee.
Right to Union Representation
If you are called into a meeting with management, you have the right to have a shop steward present if the meeting could in any way lead to your being disciplined or affect your working conditions. You do not have to speak without a shop steward present.
Work Now, Grieve Later
Stand up for yourself, but be smart about it. Failure to follow instructions and gross insubordination can lead to termination. Never tell a supervisor, “I won’t do that.” Work as directed and then ask for your shop steward.