Teamsters Local 962
  • Proud to be a Teamster

    Teamsters Local 962 is a democratic trade union established in 1938 in Medford, Oregon, some of the first Teamsters were milk drivers from Lost River Dairy who joined together for better hours and working conditions. Those early Teamsters and the labor movement as a whole fought the early battles for the 8-hour workday, the weekend, overtime compensation and workplace safety. Future generations of Teamsters ushered in the era of pensions and health care for workers. The Teamsters Union is proud of our role as a strong voice in the American workplace and while we strive to protect our hard fought gains, we are always looking to improve upon them.

    Local 962 has an experienced group of full-time officers that negotiate, and enforce Collective Bargaining Agreements on behalf of Local 962 members working for employers in the private sector. We represent workers in the freight industry, package delivery, intermodal, soft drink and food distribution, construction, fabrication, grocery, and general warehousing and trucking. If you bought it in the Southern Oregon area there is a good chance at one point it was handled or delivered by a Teamsters Local 962 member.

    What we do is simple. Represent our members to the fullest. Expand our membership by organizing the unorganized. 

    We are affiliated with Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37 based in Portland, Oregon and are one of more than 400 Teamsters Local’s affiliated with the 1.4-million-member strong International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquartered in Washington D.C.

    In Solidarity,

    What We Do
    Teamsters Local 962 has been fighting for working-class families for more than 80 years. We stand up for our members in the legislative, political, and social landscapes.Wages and benefits under Teamster contracts are markedly better than those of non-union employees in similar jobs. Teamster contracts are the guarantors of decent wages, fair promotion, health coverage, job security, paid time-off and retirement income. Local 962 negotiates contracts at the local level—they inform members about bargaining and unite Teamsters to win strong contracts and to enforce your rights on the job.
    Who We Are
    Our staff is made up of hard working men and women who know workers rights. Our E-Board has more than 100 years of combined experience standing up to employers. We believe that our union leadership should reflect the membership and that a strong union involves everyone.
    Who We Represent
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents everyone from airline pilots to zookeepers. Local 962 represents truck drivers,UPS workers, sanitation workers, school bus drivers, construction, linen,bakery, beverage and soft drink industries,as well as grocery and warehouse-every kind of Teamster.
    Latest News
    YELLOW’S CONTRACT WILL BE RE-OPENED FOR NEGOTIATIONS POSTED ON MAY 05, 2023 Yellow’s attempt to impose a concessionary change of operations with no benefits for Teamster members has been stopped in its tracks. Instead, the Yellow NMFA will be opened and all issues will be on the table for negotiations, including wage increases which will have to be part of any new contract.
    As committees for two supplemental contracts moved closer to resolution, bargaining between the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee and UPS continued in earnest on Tuesday.
    TEAMSTERS OPPOSE SHIP IT ACT 2023.02.01 H.R. 471 Threatens Worker and Motorist Safety Press Contact: Matt McQuaid Phone: (202) 624-6877 Email: (WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien sent letters to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to oppose H.R.
    TEAMSTERS HONOR THE LESSONS OF BLACK HISTORY 2023.02.02 Black history is woven into the history of the American labor movement and the history of our union. Throughout much of our nation’s existence, Black history has been long ignored or outright suppressed.
    ZOOM EVENT: JOIN THE CONTRACT UNITY PLEDGE DRIVE POSTED ON JANUARY 29, 2023 The International Union is launching a Contract Unity Pledge drive in February to build the contract campaign at UPS. Join a Zoom Event sponsored by UPS Teamsters United to talk about how you can get involved, unite members, and build our union’s bargaining leverage.


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