On Sunday, April 17, 2016, iPods for Wounded Veterans received an award from V.A. Medical Center as “Volunteer Service Organization of the Year” for our ongoing devoted service for our Veterans.  During the 2016 and 2017 we have multiple trips planned in W.P.B., Orlando & Tampa Florida in our continued support for our wounded veterans.

For additional information and to find out how “you” can get involved with iPods for Wounded Veterans, kindly contact Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent and Southern USA representative for iPods for Wounded Veterans David Rensahw at (305) 642-6255 Ext 2236 or drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org” and we would like to thank all of our brave veterans for their service.


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Maruti Teamsters Ratify First Contract

Posted April 22, 2016 By Local 769


A year ago, when workers at Maruti Fleet and Management voted unanimously to become members of Teamsters Local 769. Among the many things they were seeking was job security, seniority rights and a voice on the job.

On Monday April 11, 2016 Maruti Teamsters voted to ratify their first contract where along with wage increases they gained more personal time, vacation time, job security in the form of a strong grievance procedure and a contract that will last them the next three years.

Maruti Fleet and Management operates FREE public trams at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and well as providing the support staff to maintain those trams.

Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent Mike Cortez would like to thank Fruto Lamaine for all of his dedication and hard work on the negotiating committee and would like to commend all of the members on their strength and solidarity.

Congratulations brothers and sisters at Maruti Fleet and Management.

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UAL Negotiations Update

Posted April 18, 2016 By Local 769

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Drivers at Sysco SEF Vote for Teamster Representation

Posted April 15, 2016 By Local 769


IMG_20160415_161412 - EditedIn a major victory, Sysco workers in West Palm Beach voted to join Teamsters Local 769 in Miami. With 84 drivers in the bargaining unit, the vote for Teamster representation was 66 to 15, an 81.5-percent margin of victory.

“Today, the drivers at Sysco in West Palm Beach stood strong and united and took a bold step by forming their union with the Teamsters,” said Mike Scott, Local 769 President. “The company waged its typical anti-union campaign, but the workers persevered and remained focused. We look forward to working with the drivers to help negotiate a contract that will improve their work lives.”

“The company has cut our wages and treated us unfairly for years,” said Cary Vanasdale, a driver for 28 years at Sysco. “As this vote shows, we are demanding change. There are lots of hugs and a lot of high fives going on right now. It feels great to be a Teamster.”

“This is about respect—the company has made us work more and paid us less,” said Tom Baldwin, a driver for 26 years. “We all worked hard for this victory. Forming our union with the Teamsters was the chance of a lifetime.”

“In recent years, Sysco has been mistreating its workers nationwide and I am so happy to see that the West Palm Beach workers stood up to this,” said Steve Vairma, Teamsters International Vice President and Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division. “The company spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on union busters, while increasing its profits off the backs of its hardworking employees.”

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First Transit Para-transit Drivers WIN!

Posted April 8, 2016 By Local 769


ParaTransitWorkers at First Transit in Broward County  voted by an overwhelming 82.5% for Teamster representation on Friday April 8th, 2016.

The bargaining unit, which consist of nearly 120 para-transit drivers, is contracted by Broward County to provide services to primarily elderly and special needs citizens who need transportation to medical appointments, shopping and other essential locations.

Congratulations to our new Teamster brothers and sisters and welcome. Your hard work and solidarity will continue to reward you.


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On April 5, 2016 Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted 12 to 1 in favor of passing the amendment which will help thousands of working families access affordable healthcare.

This victory marks an important step for working families in South Florida and gets us one step closer to raising the minimum wage. Many thanks to: Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, commissioner Xavier Suarez, Terry Murphy from commissioner Monestime’s office, Camilo Mejia with Catalyst Miami, LiLi Bach, Jackie de Carvalho and Subhash Kateel with SEIU.

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Notice for City of Coral Gables Members

Posted March 22, 2016 By Local 769

coralgableslogoThe following notice pertains to all members in the Coral Gables Retirement System regarding the COLA. If you are have been in the Coral Gables Retirement System for a period of at least 1 year prior to January 1st, 2013, please read the following document thoroughly.

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UAL Action Reporting in the Press

Posted March 16, 2016 By Local 769

To all of our UAL Members and others following the past actions against United Airlines. Recent efforts to show the company that the Aircraft Technicians will not settle for anything less than a leading industry contract can get the latest new’s reports from external media sources at the links below.

Teamster Mechanics Threaten Strike Against United Airlines

PR Newswire:


Aviation Pros


Broadway World:







Teamsters Mechanics Warn United Airlines of Possible Strike




United Airlines Mechanics Threaten Strike, Crash Investors Conference

Daily Caller








United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to be back on job full-time in a matter of days

L.A. Biz



Warning Of Strike, United Airlines Mechanics To Picket Outside Investors Conference



Morning Star News



United Airlines mechanics to picket outside investors conference
The Fly

Business News Index:



Stocks on Hotspot- United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL), comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR), Intelsat (NYSE:I)

Seneca Globe



The Question for United Airlines’ Activist Investors: Why Now?

The Street


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On February 26, 2016, hundreds of United Airlines mechanics picketed at the San Francisco, Los Angeles (LAX), Newark, LaGuardia, Washington Dulles, Cleveland, Boston Logan and Orlando airports, to educate passengers about the possibility of upcoming strikes.

Last week, mechanics voted down United’s contract proposal by 93 percent. Mechanics also voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. Over 9,000 mechanics at United are represented by the Teamsters Union, which is petitioning the National Mediation Board for a strike release.IMG_2114

“We sacrificed a lot, including our retirement security, to save this company,” said shop steward Fred Wood, a 24-year mechanic at United in San Francisco. “The only winners here are United executives, who are enriching themselves with $3 billion in stock buybacks to boost the value of their own stock options. Meanwhile, we’re basically being asked to pay for our own raises. We are loyal workers who have stuck with United for decades, and we’re out here today to let passengers know that we’re not going to let United abuse us anymore.”

IMG_2116“When United was in bankruptcy, it terminated employees’ pensions with the promise that it would make workers whole with profit sharing when good times returned. Now United is earning record profits and spending billions to buy back stock, yet it is slashing mechanics’ profit sharing by two-thirds and offering mechanics only a 73-cent-per-hour net wage increase annually. Mechanics are rightly angry with United’s Board of Directors, and that’s why there may be strikes this summer,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.

Continue checking back here for the latest news as it relates to members of Teamsters Local 769 or subscribe to updates on the left side of our homepage.


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Applications For 2016 JRH Scholarship Fund

Posted February 28, 2016 By Local 769

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Teamster Sons and Daughters Eligible to Apply

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship  awards.  The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 31, 2016.

Materials have been sent to every local union in the US and Canada, but if you would like to download the materials, please see the link below.

Scholarship applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions where the Teamster Member Relation’s Teamsters Union affiliate is located. One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.

Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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