2015 Teamsters Local 769 Toy Drive

Posted November 28, 2015 By Local 769

ToyDriveAs your holiday shopping enters full swing, keep in mind that Teamsters Local 769 will again be collecting toys for children in need this year. We will be distributing those collected through programs in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The following flyer can be posted on Teamsters Local 769 approved job site bulletin boards and distributed to all members. With toys being split to multiple areas, please encourage all of your brothers and sisters to participate. Help make this year’s Toy Drive the biggest ever. Toys should be dropped off at the North Picnic, the Miami hall or brought to the December 17th General Membership Meeting. The deadline for drop off is December 17th, 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!

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Cummins Teamsters Ratify NEW 3 Year Contract

Posted November 20, 2015 By Local 769

IMG_0680On Tuesday November 17, 2015 Teamsters Local 769 members at Cummins in Miami unanimously ratified a new 3 year agreement. The bargaining unit, which consists of diesel mechanics, the parts department and warehouse workers, have long been members of Teamsters Local 769. MiamiBranchThe diesel mechanics service engines for Miami-Dade Transit and public school buses and their marine division provides yacht service throughout the Caribbean.

Highlights of the new contract include a 9% wage increase over the 3 year term and improvements to both the pension and health and welfare.

Teamsters Local 769 business agent John Sherman would like to thank Pierre Lockwood for helping during the negotiations and for his long time commitment as a Shop Steward at Cummins.

Congratulations to all of our Cummins brothers and sisters.

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South Picnic Video Highlights

Posted November 19, 2015 By Local 769

Above are some video highlights of our recent Teamsters Local 769 South Picnic on November 14, 2015. Look for yourself. Share with your friends and coworkers. See what you missed and be sure to join us next time for a fun day of Union family fun. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Feeding South Florida food drive. Remember, our North Holiday Picnic is on Saturday December 5, 2015 and is FREE to members of Teamsters Local 769 and their immediate families. See you there…

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Miami Transfer Ratifies NEW 3 Year Contract

Posted November 17, 2015 By Local 769

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On Monday November 16, 2015, Teamsters Local 769 members from Miami Transfer ratified a new 3 year contract. Miami Transfer has been in business since 1896 and along with Florida Rigging they do a lot of work for Florida Power and Light. They also do a lot of rigging work for Pike and other utility pole companies throughout the Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach county areas.

Among other contract improvements in the new 3 year agreement, members will receive pay increases of three (3) dollars over the 3 years and also an increase of ten (10) dollars into their pension fund.

“Congratulations to all of our union brothers at Miami Transfer.”, said Teamsters Local 769 business agent John Sherman. “…and special thanks to my shop steward Gary Adams for doing a great job, not only in assisting with negotiations but also as a shop steward for many years.” Gary has been with Miami Transfer and a Teamster for over 18 years.




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Fight for 15 Day of Action

Posted November 12, 2015 By Local 769

20151110_171759On Tuesday November 10th, 2015, during a national day of action. Hundreds of demonstrations were coordinated around the country and Teamsters Local 769, along with other organizations such as the AFL/CIO, AFSME, SEIU, UNITED HERE and other Unions, gathered at a rally in downtown Miami in support of a “$15” minimum wage. It was a united effort by local unions to increase the Dade County living wage ordinance that effects many of our own brothers and sisters such as our UNICCO members who participated from the Miami International Airport. 20151110_173441 (2)Together we’re working to increase the minimum wage and improve health care for these and every hard-working man and woman.

Rallies were conducted in about 270 other cities nationwide including West Palm Beach in our area as well. About 100 people rallied at South Military Trail and Gun Club Road near West Palm Beach Tuesday and around 200 peopled gathered outside County Hall in downtown Miami. Thousands of workers around the country took part, flexing their political muscles with a presidential election on the horizon.

20151110_173536 (2)In South Florida, the day of action began at 6 a.m. when more than 40 fast-food workers and home healthcare aides went on strike for an hour outside the McDonald’s near Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus. The movement grew from there to downtown Miami.

Recent research by the United Way of Miami-Dade has found that half of local families don’t make enough to pay for basic needs such as housing, child care, healthcare and transportation. The impact is particularly painful for children: About 30 percent of local preschoolers live in poverty, according to a report from Miami-Dade County.

Cities around the country have tackled this very same issue including Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco who have agreed to gradually raise their minimum wage to $15. New York City will do the same with fast-food workers, but for now, some Miami residents without a job say there is barely any point looking for work with wages where they are today. Rallies like these put pressure on area politicians to draft legislation that the people really need.

Look for future opportunities to participate in this growing movement in your area. A rising tide lifts all boats and raising the minimum wage means more money in the local economy as well. Stand with workers. Stand with Labor. Union YES!

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Supporters for $15 rally in West Palm Beach

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AmeriJet Crew Update

Posted November 4, 2015 By Local 769


On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 the National Mediation process was scheduled to begin in Fort Lauderdale, FL at AmeriJet headquarters.

The following participants attended:

Eva J. Durham-Mediator-National Mediation Board

Anthony Tosi-Mediator-National Mediation Board

David Bourne-Director of Airline Division at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Steve Nagrotsky-Deputy Director of Airline Division at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

David Renshaw- Business Agent, Teamsters Local No. 769

Pilot and P.F.E. Bargaining Committee

Derry Huff-Amerijet

Isis Suria-Amerijet

Today, to our surprise, Amerijet filed a lawsuit with United States District Court-Southern District of Florida.  The lawsuit was filed against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  The lawsuit, in our opinion, is a frivolous lawsuit and we are currently reviewing it with the legal department at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  Let me be clear, your company, Amerijet, is the one who has processed this lawsuit and now that a lawsuit has been generated the National Mediation Board has no other option but to place the current mediation process on hold until said legal matters get resolved.  The lawsuit was filed because the company states that the pilot group held an internal VOTE! Each of you know of the individual(s) that were behind and involved in this “non” sanctioned vote and due to their irresponsible actions, they are now responsible for HOLDING up the process of obtaining a collective bargaining agreement in which would include an increase in wages and other additional enhancements.  We, the Union, were looking forward to a productive process. However, once again, your Company has expressed a continuous display of anti-labor relations, that are in place for the benefit of you and your families.

As stated before, do not sign any paper/document until your shop stewards and or Business Agent has an opportunity to review, as you can see a signature can have serious ramifications.

We have a crew conference call scheduled for:

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Phone number: 1(857)232-0155
Conference Code:            252106

This recent action only confirms the importance of having a labor organization especially for an employer like Amerijet.  Their actions will only provide us with additional UNITY.

The following letter has been provided by the Teamsters Airline Division Director David P. Bourne and is in regards to the ongoing AmeriJet negotiations.


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2015 Teamsters Local 769 Car Show

Posted October 18, 2015 By Local 769

DSC_0642Once again,  the Teamsters Local 769 Annual South Picnic will feature a car show for what will then be its 9th appearance. If you haven’t already marked November 14th on your calendar, you certainly should. Among all of the other activities at the South Picnic, the car show is always a big hit.

If you have a vehicle that you’d like to enter in this year’s show, see the flyer below for contact and entry information.


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Central States Q&A and Info

Posted October 16, 2015 By Local 769

cspf-logoOn Thursday October 15, 2015, Central States hosted a town hall teleconference where the Central States Pension Fund Rescue Plan was the topic of discussion. A period of time (almost 1 hour) was dedicated to questions from members who were on the teleconference. These questions and answers were recorded and we have posted it along with a player or for download. The file is LARGE,  150MB, so it is not recommended you download on mobile devices or over wireless networks.


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The following information has been provided by the Central States pension fund and we are providing it to our members in an effort to answer any questions you may have. More information can be found at http://www.cspensionrescue.com/ 


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2015 Golf Tournament Wrap-Up

Posted October 13, 2015 By Local 769

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Saturday October 10, 2015. Friends of Labor had come from miles around to pack the Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach Florida for the Annual Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. Each year local 769 organizes the event to raise money for our scholarship fund which benefits the children of our members who are high school seniors entering college.

Teamster parents work hard to provide for their children and funding for a good education is a concern for all who have children nearing the end of high school. Making sure Teamster children grow up receiving a good education is a goal of all Teamsters and the that is the very reason the Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund is there to help.

Many thanks to all who sponsored and attended this year’s Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. We hope you will join us next year for what is always a fun day. In the meantime, spread the word about the Scholarship Fund to all of your coworkers with children entering college. It’s just another way that Teamsters Local 769 members stand up for their brothers and sisters and their families.

Special Thanks to:

Sudler Insurance Services

Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.

Atlanta Capital Investment Managers

William Browning Memorial Fund

United Benefits Advisors, LLC


International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamsters Local 25, 299, 385, 519, 577, 1150

Teamsters Joint Council 75

Teamsters Hispanic Caucus

International Union of Painters District Council 78

International Longshoremans Association Local 1922

Bimbo Bakeries US

Southwest Airlines

Dean Foods

Chicago Equity Partners

Cigna Healthcare

Crystal Springs Water

The Seagal Company (Midwest)

On behalf of the scholarship recipients, Teamsters Local 769 thanks you for your support.

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Central States Pension Fund Information Update

Posted October 7, 2015 By Local 769

Teamsters Local 769 would like to pass on information to our members concerning the proposed pension rescue plan, which was submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) under the Multi-employer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) on September 25, 2015, by the Central States Pension Fund. The following information has been provided by the Central States pension fund and we are providing it to our members in an effort to answer any questions you may have. More information can be found at http://www.cspensionrescue.com/ 

There is also an upcoming video presentation and telephone town hall meeting on Thursday October 15th at 5:00 p.m. Central Time (6pm EST). Details are provided on the following form which can downloaded here as well.



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