Due to the pandemic, the Nomination Meeting for Local 1205 scheduled for January 27, 2021 (7 PM) will be held only by Zoom video conference. Any active member who wishes to attend the meeting must request Zoom meeting registration and verify his/her eligibility to attend by calling Renee Rinaldi at the Local's office, (516) 501-1205 x30, or sending an email request to her at email@example.com. Once eligibility has been confirmed, the member will receive an email with a Zoom invitation to join the meeting. Invitations can be requested from January 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM until January 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Zoom invitations for any member will be limited to one electronic device only. Members wishing to nominate, second or accept nomination ARE STRONGLY URGED to submit nominations, seconds or nomination acceptances in writing in advance as provided in the Local Union Election Plan.
JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The application for the 2021 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship is now available.
Click on the link below to access the online application:
Deadline for submitting the application is March 1, 2021
NYS PAID SICK LEAVE
For information about New York State Paid Sick Leave,
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Seasonal Flu - NYC Health
As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccineis more important than ever. Although the flu vaccine will not prevent COVID-19, it will help decrease the risk of you and your family getting sick and needing flu-related medical care.
TEAMSTERS RATIFY FIRST STUDENT NATIONAL MASTER AGREEMENT
School bus drivers and monitors employed by First Student, Inc. voted overwhelmingly to ratify their newest national master agreement witht he company. Click here to read more.
DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice regarding marijuana and CBD testing.
ATTENTION SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS & DRIVER ASSISTANTS
There is a bill pending in Albany that is extremely important to all of our school bus drivers and driver assistants regarding disqualifications. This is Bill number S402. The purpose of this bill is to have school districts abide by your collective bargaining agreement with regard to disciplinary action. Right now, employees of the transportation contractor of the school district have contractual protections covering disciplinary actions, but the school district is not a party to that contract. Therefore, the school district is able to undertake disciplinary action against the employees of its contractor, without due process protections. This legislation does not prevent the district from undertaking a disciplinary action, it merely requires the district to abide by the terms in an existing contract between its transportation contractor and its employees.
I urge all members to contact their State Senators today and let them know we need this bill passed without delay. Follow the links to your representative and encourage them to pass bill number S402.
Click here to read Assembly Bill S402
Click here for a list of Long Island Senators