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Again this holiday season, Teamsters Local 769 will be collecting toys for children in need. We will be distributing those collected through programs in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The following flyer can be posted on Local 769 approved job site bulletin boards and distributed to members. With toys being split to multiple areas, please encourage all of your brothers and sisters to participate. Let’s make this year’s Toy Drive the biggest ever. Toys should be dropped off at the Miami hall or brought to the December 18th General Membership Meeting. The deadline for drop off is December 18th, 2014.
Let’s really get behind this and show how Teamsters help raise the bar to make things better in their communities as well as their jobs, but more than anything… do it for the kids!
click here view flyer http://www.teamsterslocal769.org/misc_docs/ToyDrive769-2014.pdf
Employees at Con-Way Freight in Miami voted to join the Teamsters yesterday and Teamsters Local 769 would like to congratulate our newest members.
Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott said of the victory, “I am so proud of our newest members. These men and women took on their employer for a better life for their families. Welcome to the Teamsters.”
This was a hard fought battle for a brighter future and has been another in a wave of victories at Fed-Ex Freight and other Con-Way locations. Employees were fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace and after years of abuse they took another step today toward a strong contract and a voice in their workplace.
Josh Zivalich, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 769 said, ” Congratulations to our newest members from Con-Way Freight. We hope the succes of their struggle continues to give hope to others in this wave of unionization accross the country.”
Great Job and welcome Con-Way Freight members!
Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent John Sherman would like to Thank the following stewards for their time and effort with negotiations and the ratification vote. Pictured above are Sal Viscusi, Erica Chambers, and Richard Harding as well as Danny Ojito and Frank Garafalo who are not pictured.
“I would like to thank the Fort Lauderdale committee on such a great job.”, said John Sherman.
Teamsters Local 769 would like to congratulate all of the members at the City of Fort Lauderdale. Your participation and efforts demonstrate the power of collective bargaining. Great job!
The following is the Notice of Election for the Miami Conway location for Thursday December 11th, 2014. The location of the election is in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at 16001 NW 48th Avenue in Miami Lakes, FL from the hours of 5am to 10am and again from 6pm to 8pm.
The main reason the customer service representatives for Amerigas voted for Teamster representation at the Broward County facility was they were looking to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. Some of the employees working at that location have been employed for over 15 years and were seeking the addition the grievance procedure to ensure their job security.
Business Agent John Sherman would like to congratulate them for standing together and staying strong throughout a campaign where the company resorted to union busting tactics and did all they could to discourage the employees from voting for Teamster representation.
Teamsters local 769 also represents the driver, services techs and yard men, not only in Broward, but also in Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys.
Teamsters Local 769 has always shown strong support for all of our returning military service men and women and have always worked to be involved in programs that welcome them home and show them how thankful we are for their service,
A little over a year ago at one of our General Membership Meetings, Business Agent David Renshaw introduced the membership of Local 769 to the iPods for Wounded Veterans organization and the Dear Soldier Campaign. Through this letter writing campaign, wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Fort Belvior Community Hospital in Virginia receive thank you letters from students of Teamster members as well as from their friends and neighbors.
David spoke about the campaign at a General Membership Meeting and explained to members how they can get involved. “You can get your family members, your neighbors, your friends, your church, your schools and different organizations you are involved with to participate in this project”, David said. In October of 2014, David received the Teamsters of the year award for 2014 for his service under his role as a Human Rights Commission (H.R.C.) for the local Union, he was nominated by iPods for wounded veterans.For the full details on how to get involved with the campaign as well as for letterhead that you can print out for your child, visit our Dear Soldier Campaign webpage here.
Our union also, through the Teamsters Military Assistance Program, helps veterans locate needed service-related disability benefits and good union jobs when they return from duty. If you are interested in the program, visitwww.teamster.org/tmap to learn more.
General President Hoffa said,”It is you, our veterans, who allow us to live, work and raise our families in freedom here in the U.S. You’ve stood strong for us, so the Teamsters want you to know that we stand strong for you. In 1945, the Teamsters became the first union to guarantee returning soldiers the right to return to their old jobs with the same level of seniority. Our commitment to American vets continues today.”
On this Veteran’s Day, Teamsters Local 769 salutes all of our brave service men and women and asks everyone else to help show them the gratitude and appreciation they so truly deserve.
It is with great pride that we welcome the newest members to our local. “When the workers voted yes for their union, they were voting Yes for a better life not only for themselves, but also for families.”,said Eddy Valero, Business Representative of Local 769 in Miami. “The workers turned to us for help and we look forward to providing them with the best representation possible to improve their working conditions and attain the respect they deserve.”
The workers remained strong and united throughout the process of their campaign to become Teamsters.
Teamsters Local 769 ia very excited about this victory.
Congratulations to our newest members and welcome.
Election day is here and it’s time for the voice of the people to be heard. As Union members, it’s your chance to make sure that the needs of working families are addressed. There is simply too much at risk as General President Hoffa said, “Hardworking Americans saw what happened when too many people didn’t show up four years ago. The mass influx of anti-worker elected officials voted into office created a system that is crushing the middle class. And that will only get worse if a new bunch of corporate cronies get added to the mix.”
We all need to do our part and vote for labor friendly candidates. Not those who will always stand for corporate interests. “If big business succeeds in getting more lawmakers to do its bidding, the only ones getting a helping hand will be them. Right now, the average U.S. family pays $6,000 a year in subsidies to corporate America. How much more assistance is really necessary when companies are raking in record profits while workers can barely support their families?”, said president Hoffa.
This past weekend at the Teamsters Local 769 Annual South Picnic, President and Principal Officer Mike Scott spoke about the importance of having our voice heard at the polls. Members rallied around the current get out the vote campaign, “I’m a Teamster and I Vote” and chanted in unison as labor friendly candidate Annette Taddeo, running mate for Charlie Crist, spoke about her up upbringing as the daughter of a local union president. She challenged union members to take five people with you to vote. If we turn out to the polls, we win.
Teamster brothers and sisters, the moment is upon us and we’ll have to live with these results and the damage that may be caused by them for years to come. So vote today and cast your ballot for labor.
For more information on voting locations and hours in your counties, use the following link to the supervisor of elections office in your area.
See below for this weeks “I’m a Teamster and I VOTE” gallery.
If you would like to know which candidates are recommended by Teamsters Local 769,click here.