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   Local 996 Executive Board, 2019-2021  

Executive Board members, from left, Anthony "Bully" Badayos (Recording Secretary), Wendy Naile (Trustee), Frederick Liva (Vice President), Wayne K S Kaululaau (President), Ryan Yoshida (Secretary-Treasurer), James "Kimo" Laroya Jr. (Trustee), and Walter "Wally" Fox III.

OFFICE CLOSED
The office and hall shall be closed from Monday, 6/29 to Tuesday 6/30/2020. A staff encountered a member who tested positive for COVID -19. In compliance with CDC rules and regulations the business representatives and staff must test for COVID -19 and remain away from work until the results are provided the administrators The Business representative who had come in direct contact with the member who tested positive for COVID -19 shall remain on quarantine status, 14 days, before returning to work.
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF MEETINGS
Teamsters Local Union 996 Executive Board in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, canceled the General Membership Meeting for May 28, 2020, and shall determine the status of other general membership meetings as those dates approach. Meetings with 10 or more people sponsored by the union have also been canceled.
COVID-19 
For the Health and Safety of our staff, we will not be allowing walk-ins to speak with our Business Representatives. If you would like to speak to any of our Business Representatives please call us at 808-847-6633 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe and healthy!
FACEMASK
Please schedule an appointment when requesting an office visit with a business representative. Visitors shall wear a facemask when conducting business at the Dues or Health and Welfare office, and when visiting with a union representative in the main office or union hall. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE T-SHIRT

Local Union 996 Executive Board would like to show appreciation, honor, and respect to our brave brother and sister Teamsters for serving our country in the US Armed Forces. Thank You for Your Service! Members who have served or continue to serve in the US Armed Forces may contact the business representatives and request a t-shirt today. Supplies are limited. Ranging in size from L to 3XL.

Weingarten Rights

In 1975 the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251 (1975) upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews. These rights have become known as the Weingarten Rights.

During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled that the following rules apply:

Rule 1: The employee must make a clear request for union representation before or during the interview. The employee cannot be punished for making this request.

Rule 2: After the employee makes the request, the employer must choose from among three options:

  • grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives and (prior to the interview continuing) the representative has a chance to consult privately with the employee;
  • deny the request and end the interview immediately; or
  • give the employee a clear choice between having the interview without representation, or ending the interview.

Rule 3: If the employer denies the request for union representation, and continues to ask questions, it commits an unfair labor practice and the employee has a right to refuse to answer. The employer may not discipline the employee for such a refusal.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
Searching for supplemental insurance but cannot find any through an employer? Contact Joao N. Oppenheim, AFLAC Senior Adviser @ (808) 476-9183 for more information. Please inform Joao the name of company and Teamster affiliation. Teamster Local 996 in cooperation with AFLAC presents the best supplemental insurance for you and family. Don't wait call today.
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