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What's New at IBT 177
2018 Scholarship Applications

Dear Brothers/Sisters:


The applications for the four 2018 Teamsters Scholarship Programs are now available at the Local 177 Union Office and online at the PDF link below.


They are the;

1) Teamsters Local 177 Scholarship

2) James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund – Academic and Vocational/Training Scholarships ( )

3) Joint Council 73 Scholarship.


If you son or daughter is a senior in high school and plans on attending college in the fall of 2018, call us at Local 177 for the scholarship applications or click the PDF link below.


The cut off day for the scholarships are all in March 2018 so do not hesitate to apply.


If you need applications or have any questions regarding these programs, call us here at 973-923-7070.

Please note the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarships must be completed online only at

Please click PDF link below to print out applications at home.

Download: 2018 Scholarships.pdf
2017 Toys For Tots Drive

Again this year Local 177 members out did themselves with their donation to the 2017 Toy for Tots Drive.  Thank you very much for your generiousity.  The Local 177 Executive Board wishes all members and their families a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season.

2018 177/UPS Contract Proposals

Thank you all for your proposals.  All proposals should have been received at the Local Union office by Monday, August 21, 2017.

To ALL Local 177 UPS Members;

In preparation for the upcoming Teamster-U.P.S. Master Agreement and the Local 177 Supplemental Contract negotiations, below please find two pdf files which contain contract proposal forms.

One form is for contract changes you would like to propose for the National Master Agreement. The Master Agreement consists of the white pages in the contract book.

The other form is for contract changes you would like to propose for the Local 177 Supplemental Agreement. The Mechanics and Maintenance Supplemental Contract pages are blue. All other job classifications in our Local are covered by the brown pages in the contract book.

If the proposals concern a new issue not covered by the Agreement, please write "new" in the space indicated for the Article Number. Feel free to make copies of these forms if you would like to make more than one change in the contract. In addition, extra copies are available from the Union Hall office or by clicking on pdf link below this article.

All proposals must be submitted through the Local Union.

The deadline for returning the completed proposal forms to this Local Union is August 21, 2017

Return the forms by mailing them to the Union Hall, dropping them off at the Union Hall Office,        Teamsters Local 177 282 Hillside Ave Hillside NJ 07205, or giving them to your Business Agent or Shop Steward.


2017 Local 177 Golf Outing

The Executive Board would like to thank all of our retired and active members, along with all of the sponsors for making this year's Local 177 Golf Outing a success. 

Please watch our website for updates on next year's outing as information becomes available, it will be posted.

Please click on the Photo Gallery link in the left column to review pictures from this year's event.

Local 177 Officers' Election Results Certification


Pursuant to a request of Local 177, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Global Election Services designated Maralin Falik, Chief Executive Officer, to attend the Nominations Meeting of the aforesaid Local on Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Knights of Columbus, 1034 Jeannette Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. The meeting commenced at 9:00 A.M.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES HEREBY CERTIFIES that the Notice of Nominations and Election was timely mailed to members by Local 177.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that the nominations were conducted in accordance to the rules of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the by-laws of Local 177 IBT.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that inasmuch as only one candidate was nominated for each position, and each candidate accepted their nomination, a mail ballot election is not required and the candidates listed below were elected by acclamation.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that all candidates, nominators and seconders were eligible to participate, based upon the TITAN dues records provided to Global Election Services by Local 177 IBT.



Nominated by Chuck Freda and Seconded by John Daly



Nominated by Pete Tambini and Seconded by Shannon Bohal



Nominated by Bill Calise and Seconded by Pete Armellino



Nominated by Brian Poll and Seconded by Kevin Curran




Nominated by Vincent Cioffo and Seconded by Miguel Horna


Nominated by Roger Mauiri and Seconded by John Ball


Nominated by Dave Bosworth and Seconded by Keith O’brien



Nominated by John Dabrowski and Seconded by Dan Gross


Nominated by Vernon Lee and Seconded by Robert Molesky Jr.


Nominated by Walter Barbosa and Seconded by Devon Pusey


Nominated by Gerry Reuter and Seconded by John Spiegel


Nominated by James Barclay and Seconded by David Shumacher


Nominated by Bob Brunner and Seconded by Frank Chiavetta


Local 177 UPS Retirees Information

              ALL RETIRING UPS MEMBERS          of TEAMSTERS LOCAL 177: 

As you begin your retirement process with UPS Human Resources, you must also contact the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan to begin your transition from the active benefits plan to the retiree benefits plan.  UPS member can click on this link,, 

to print out the required enrollment forms to be filled out and returned directly to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan .  You can contact the plan at 1-855-215-2039 or contact the Local Union Hall if you have any questions about the transition from active to retiree benefits.

Also Local 177 UPS members can now run a retirement calculator on their own through the website.  Once you sign into your account, type the word 'retirement' into the search bar at the top right of the home page and follow the prompts for the retirement calculator.  If you have any question after running your retirement estimate, please see your H.R. representative or contact the UPS Retirement Department directly at


The link to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan and Express Scripts is  located on the left of this home screen, under the IMPORTANT LINKS heading.


2017 Local 177 Scholarship Winners:

All Local 177 Scholarship winners were awarded $2500.00/year.

John Millerson of UPS Parsippany feeder driver, Dave Miller.

Daniel Carton - son of UPS Tinton Falls package driver, Steve Carton.

Michelle Mioduszewski - daughter of UPS Parsippany feeder driver, Krzysztof Mioduszewski

2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winners:

The following won $1000.00 from the James R Hoffa Scholarhip Fund:


2017 Joint Council 73 Scholarship Winners:

All Joint Council 73 Scholarship winners were awarded $8000.00 scholarships.

Sophia Scala - daughter of UPS New Windsor package car driver, Dave Scala.

The following won a one time $1000.00 Boot Strap award,

Madeline Manisa - daughter of UPS Edison package car driver, Daniel Manisa.

Michelle Mioduszewski - daughter of UPS Parsippany feeder driver, Krzysztof Mioduszewski.

Kyle Rebelo - son of UPS Gould Ave package car driver, Jorge Rebelo.

Juliette Stark - daughter of UPS Meadowlands feeder driver, Mariusz Stark.


 The Executive Board, along with the Membership of Local 177, wish to extend its' congratulations to the winners and their families.  Photos of the winners can be found in the Photo Gallery located in the left column of the home page.


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  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.


  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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