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 Renshaw speaks about Dear Soldier Campaign at a General Membership Meeting
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.