2018 Summer projects
Summer construction season is kicking off with bids being release statewide. State roads weight restrictions have lifted but local and municipal roads are still limited.
Some early dispatches have begun but most are expected in early June when contractors are ready to mobe up.
Members are encouraged to contact the Training Trust for refresher driving courses and take safety courses to keep your certifications up to date to be eligible for dispatches.
To see the list of upcoming summer projects click here
Shop Steward Training July 28-29, 2018
Training will be held at the Coast International Inn. Times are still being determined as we finalize the agenda. A Shop Steward appreciation reception will be at the Alaska Airman’s Association at 4200 Floatplane Saturday evening. Keep an eye out for a postcard in your mailbox and your inbox soon!
Special Membership Meetings scheduled for August
Please make time to attend this very important meeting as we will presenting information to you regarding the recent decision by the Supreme Court. You must be a member in good standing to attend.
Fairbanks, August 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Anchorage, August 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
The Alaskan Teamster Sisters Scavenger Hunt 2018 has come to a close. We’ve had an incredible three months getting to know our Sisters and meeting new ones. We’ve all learned a lot and know there is a great unity within our Sisterhood! Thank you to all those who played and to those that followed and supported the players!
The winner of the travel package to the 2018 IBT Women’s Conference in Orlando, FL is Teamster Sister, Kristine Bollinger! Sister Bollinger is part of the Alaska Railroad bargaining unit and works as a mechanic.
We have a lot of other fun events in store this year!
Be sure to reach out to your Teamster sisters that are members in good standing and ask them to join the Alaskan Teamster Sisters group by emailing at 959Sisters@gmail.com or joining our private Facebook group, Alaskan Teamster Sisters.
Understand what’s at stake with “Fair Share” Fees and the Pending decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Please view this video to understand what’s at stake with Janus v. AFSCME and the importance of being a fully-engaged active Teamster TODAY!
We have made paying dues easy! All you need to do is create a login. You will need to enter 10 digits for your ledger number, 959 ledger numbers will start with 0959 plus 6 digits. If you know your ledger as 1234 you will enter 0959001234. If you transferred in from a different local your ledger number is shorter, enter 0’s before your ledger. 10 digits are required for login please enter 0’s prior to your ledger number, example: 0017412345.
Your information you provide to register for the login must match the local’s records.
If you forget your login follow the steps to retrieve the security questions to regain access to your account.
Did you know about all the awesome benefits available to union members? Visit www.unionplus.org for all the details on discounts for flowers, rental cars, credit counseling and much more!
If you are looking to buy or refinance a home contact our local Union Plus Wells Fargo representative!
Alaska Teamsters Welfare Plan Participants
Use BridgeHealth to save you and our Plan money. Health care costs in Alaska are almost three times higher than the lower 48. If surgery is in your future take the time to learn about benefits available to you.
Joining Local 959 will take you to new heights! Visit or contact any of the Hall locations where staff are available to answer your questions. You will be asked to complete a membership application and pay a hiring hall fee to join. After you have completed this process you can bid on open jobs you qualify for. Job calls are at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in Anchorage and 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Fairbanks.
What is job call? Job call is when the dispatcher will announce job openings at Teamster represented employers across the state. If you qualify for a job that is announced notify the dispatcher and they will verify your qualifications and assist you from there.
What is a hiring hall fee? The hiring hall fee gives you the opportunity to attend job call up to the last day of the month you paid. Example, you pay a hiring hall fee on September 20 your fee is good through September 30. Paying the hiring hall fee does not make you a member of the union.
When do you become a member? After you have been hired by a Teamster represented employer you will need to pay a one-time initiation fee (amount is based on your hourly rate of pay) and continue to pay your monthly and supplemental dues. Local 959 has a dues structure where members pay two types of dues that are based on your hourly pay, hours worked, and full or part time status. Contact the dues staff for questions about your dues. You must become and remain a member in good standing by paying your monthly and supplemental dues and paying your initiation fee.
WELCOME TO YOUR UNION!
The executive board is pleased to present the Local 959 Member Portal – a secure area where you can:
- View and update your Personal Information
- View your Membership History
- View Documents securely upload by Local 959 pertaining to your Membership Account
- Download a variety of Forms
- Securely Upload and Submit Withdrawal forms and more
You can check out the member area by clicking here or by downloading the Local 959 Mobile App on your Android or iOS device!