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A Message from Teamsters Local 688
Hello,

We're in a battle with Schnucks Markets, please help our Brothers and Sisters in Teamsters Local 688 to stop these attacks on Teamster Members! Some of you may have already signed but I'm sending to everyone I know !!

One of the largest grocery retailers in the St. Louis area has announced plans to eliminate 190 union jobs and subcontract their work to a non-union operation.

That's why I signed a petition to Todd Schnuck, Chairman and CEO, Schnuck Market, which says:

"As consumers and supporters of organized labor, we call on Schnuck Market to halt its plan to eliminate the jobs of 190 Union warehouse workers and subcontract operations to a non-union third party."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/schnuck-markets-stop?source=s.icn.em.mt&r_by=2779060

Thanks!
Marvin Kropp
Secretary Treasurer
Teamsters Local 618
314-426-4618

Marvin Kropp
President
Teamsters Joint Council 13
314-428-2212
June 2016 Gendarme
The June 2016 edition of The Gendarme is available online now.
Download: Gendarme 060116 ws.pdf
Pre-Retirement Seminar

ARE YOU A ST LOUIS POLICE OFFICER THINKING OF RETIREMENT IN THE NEXT 18 OR LESS MONTHS?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING;

YOUR DROP

YOUR DEFERRED COMPENSATION

TAXES

HEALTH INSURANCE

LIFE INSURANCE

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GO TO THE RETIREMENT BOARD

RETIREMENT PROCEDURE ETC.

ANNOUNCING A PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOP FOR POLICE employees ON JUNE 15,2016 @10AM AT THE ST LOUIS POLICE OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION HALL ON HAMPTON.

THIS IS NOT A SELLING WORKSHOP IT IS AN INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP IN PLAIN LANGUAGE TO HELP you plan YOU’RE YOUR RETIREMENT, AND AVOID ANY MISTAKES.

PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 10 2016 TO JCHAPMAN101@SBCGLOBAL.NET


Download: ARE YOU A ST LOUIS POLICE OFFICER THINKING OF RETIREMENT IN THE NEXT 18 OR LESS MONTHS.docx
Boyd calls for Carter Resignation
Press Statement
For Immediate Release
May 12, 2016
 
27th Ward Committeewoman Pamela Boyd
Cell: (314) 229-6567
 
 
Following Alderman Chris Carter's 
Being Taken into Custody
27th Ward Committeewoman Pamela Boyd 
Calls for His Resignation
 
The Democratic Committeewoman of the 27th Ward has called on Alderman Chris Carter to resign following his arrest by St. Louis County Police on suspicion of spousal abuse.  "I worked closely with our former Alderman, the late Gregory Carter, and believe the best thing for our current Alderman can do is to resign and concentrate on his personal issues and family.  He cannot effectively represent our ward with this cloud hanging over his head," said Boyd.
 
Alderman Carter was taken into custody on May 10th and held for questioning in reference to an incident of spousal abuse that his wife says took place at a home in St. Louis County on April 30th.  Alderman Carter was stopped for driving on an expired license plate and for having a missing front license plate.  During the traffic stop they saw he was wanted for questioning in the spousal abuse matter.  Authorities in St. Louis County have not yet said if a summons will be issued.
 
"Spouse abuse is an intolerable act and it had been general knowledge in my opinion that Alderman Carter has exhibited anger management issues towards others.  I believe he needs to concentrate on getting the help he may need.  If St. Louis County decides to bring charges against Alderman Carter in the case that will further distract him and make serving effectively as our Alderman impossible," Boyd added.
 
Boyd also said she was troubled by other factors surrounding the incident.  She questioned why there was such a delay in authorities finding Carter for questioning after the incident, what Alderman Carter and his wife were doing apparently living in a home outside of the ward and outside the City of St. Louis, and that as a public official, he would be showing disregard for the law and driving on expired license plates.  "Women are the majority of voters in the 27th Ward and the thought of anyone accused of physical violence against their spouse is especially abhorrent to women, wives, mothers and grandmothers.  Alderman Carter has a great deal to answer for, including to God, and his resignation should be the first step," said Boyd.
 
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May 2016 Gendarme
The May 2016 edition of The Gendarme is available online now.
Download: Gendarme 050616.pdf
Police Explorers Gun Raffle

See attached flyer for more information.


Download: Gun Raffle.pdf
Police Explorers Golf Tournament

April 2016 Gendarme
The April 2016 edition of The Gendarme is available online now.
Download: Gendarme 040616 ws.pdf
Attention Retirees: Insurance Information

Attention Retirees:

Please see the attached flyer containing insurance information in reference to the new FOP Post age 65 Medicare Supplement Plan.


Download: 2016 FOP medicare supplement Plan.pdf
Prop E

Attention all members & retirees,

Proposition E, which re-authorizes the 1% City Earnings Tax, will be on the ballot for city voters this Tuesday, April 5th.

If Prop E fails, it will blast a $160 million hole in the city budget which would result in drastic cuts to the police department budget jeopardizing police wages, benefits, pensions and staffing. About 60% of the funds this tax produces comes from non-city residents and that revenue would be impossible to replace from other funding sources.

It is vital that all of our members & retirees and their families who live in the city get out and vote for Prop E on Monday. But, even that's not enough. We need EVERY member to reach out to friends and family that live in the city and tell them how important this re-authorization is to public safety.

The SLPOA Executive Board has endorsed Prop E because it is so vitally important to our membership. Please do all you can to support a yes vote on Prop E.

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