70,000 Pounds More Relief on its Way to Puerto Rico

Posted October 18, 2017 By Local 769

Over the weekend, Teamsters Local 769 and Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Florida Chapter, along with local Union members and residents of Pembroke Pines, worked together to collect hurricane relief supplies for Teamsters Local Union No. 901 and the community in Puerto Rico. A “Great Big Thank You” to all who donated, helped to sort items, labeled items and helped to load the donated items into the shipping container. 

 

This event in Pembroke Pines was held on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at Flamingo Park on the corner of Sheridan and Flamingo.  During this two day event, a multitude of folks stopped by to drop off their donations.  Some folks stayed to volunteer and some stayed to chat with Commissioner Jay Schwartz who was in attendance along with his wife. They not only donated items for relief but also volunteered both days to help sort and load donations that were being delivered. 

On behalf of all of the organizers of this event, we would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered as well as the following groups for their efforts above and beyond; Ultimate Software, Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School and Renaissance Charter School at Pines for their donations. This event would not have been possible without the partnership with Crowley Liner & Logistics.  Again, a big thank you to all. 

The donations of 70,000 pounds collected over the weekend is in transit for final destination to Puerto Rico.

If anyone has any questions regarding future donations, please contact Business Agent and Human Rights Commission Representative David Renshaw at (305) 642 6255 ext 2236.

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A Day of Golf for Teamster Children

Posted October 9, 2017 By Local 769


After all of the storms of late and a number of recent rainy days, the weather held for our Annual 2017 Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. On Saturday October 7, 2017, friends of Teamsters Local 769 came from all over South Florida to the Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach Florida. 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.

Teamsters work hard to provide for their children and helping them in some way to provide a good education is the least we can do to provide a strong foundation to the next generation. Making sure Teamster children grow up receiving a good education is a goal of every Teamster and the that is the very reason the Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund is there to help.

Teamsters Local 769 would like to thank every sponsor and those who attended this year’s Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. We hope to see you again 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.

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Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

Posted October 7, 2017 By Local 769

Teamsters Local 769 has partnered with the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus and the residents of Pembroke Pines to provide aid and support to those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

See the information sheet below for details on the items being requested and how you can help or click here to download or print the flyer.

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Join the Teamster Volunteer Mission to Puerto Rico

Posted October 3, 2017 By Local 769

Teamsters are mobilizing to help those in need in Puerto Rico. If you would like to travel to Puerto Rico with the Teamsters to volunteer, please fill out the form below. There is not space on the plane for everyone who applies, so please provide as much information as you can so we can determine if you are right for this effort.

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2017 UPS Peak Season Agreement

Posted September 25, 2017 By Local 769

The Following document is a copy of the agreement between Teamsters Local 769 and the UPS Florida District detailing peak season operations for 2017. This agreement provides our members with the protection they deserve and also provides opportunities for others to capitalize on the heavy volume. Contact your business agent and shop stewards with any questions related to these matters and have a safe and prosperous holiday season.

As always, follow us on social media or subscribe to our website using the form field on the left side of the home page for the latest updates on all matters affecting members of Teamsters Local 769.

 

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Hurricane Irma Relief from Teamsters Local 25

Posted September 22, 2017 By Local 769

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, a tractor-trailer from Teamsters Local 25 arrived at Crowley in Port Everglades-Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Manfi Leasing Drivers Jimmy Williams and John Curtin made the trek down to Florida on behalf of Local 25. The trailer was full of generous donations for Hurricane Irma relief.

Due to the logistics in delivering the donations to the Florida Keys, the donations needed to be received, unloaded and then reloaded into two 20 foot containers. We would like thank Crowley at Port Everglades for their partnership in the use of their facility, equipment, drivers and all employees that worked to transfer the donations. This was a key part in facilitating the disbursement of the donations that will be delivered to the Florida Keys next week.

Thanks as well to all of the brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 25 whose efforts and generosity set the example for solidarity in this great Union. It was a very successful group effort and greatly appreciated.

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On September 10, 2017 at 9:10 Am (EST), Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale as it rolled into the Florida Keys. The center of Irma’s eye crossed Cudjoe Key, 20 miles east of Key West, packing 130-mph winds, where an estimated 10ft storm surge occurred in the afternoon. The hurricane caused major damage to buildings, trailer parks, boats, roads, the electricity supply, mobile phone coverage, internet access, sanitation, the water supply and the fuel supply.

After the storm, South Florida, the main land was in assessment mode from Miami Dade County to St. Lucie County and through Ft. Myers. We were all in full clean up mode. During that time, we were all listening and viewing reports that were coming in from the Keys.

Knowing the fact that our Brothers and Sisters in the Florida Keys needed assistance, Teamsters Local No. 769 put an action plan together for Hurricane relief efforts. Currently, TLU 769 represents the following in the Florida Keys: Monroe County, Monroe County Correction Officers, City of Key West, U.P.S. and Amerigas. On Saturday, September 16, 2017, before sunrise, Brother Rolando Pina (Recording Secretary and Business Agent) and Brother David Renshaw (Business Agent and Human Rights Commission) were granted access and made a round trip to Key West. During that one day round trip, the two of them made 16 stops throughout the Keys. At each stop they delivered some much needed supplies to the members and to communities within the Florida Keys. The relief supplies were donated by the following: Teamsters Local 769, Bimbo Bakery/Entenmann’s, Crystal Water and residence in Pembroke Pines. Currently we are working on delivering multiple relief loads of donations to the Florida Keys.

Members of Teamsters Local 769, if you have suffered losses from this storm; fill out a “Request for Help” form (include all requested documentation) Disaster relief forms must be returned to the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund by December 15, 2017. For any assistance and or questions, you may contact David Renshaw at (305) 642-6255 ext. 2236 or email at drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org.

Teamsters Disaster Relief for victims of hurricane Irma information and forms can be found here.

 

 

Florida Keys Facts:

The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
The longest key is Key Largo, which is 30 miles long and 0.5 miles wide.
There are 42 bridges connecting the Florida Keys islands. The longest bridge, is the Seven Mile Bridge, 15% of total travel time in the Keys is spent on bridges.

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Teamsters Disaster Relief for Victims of Hurricane Irma

Posted September 15, 2017 By Local 769

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a major disaster for the state of Florida on September 10, 2017, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds for people affected by Hurricane Irma. Assistance is available to individuals and households in the following counties who may have experienced a loss due to this disaster:

Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. John’s, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia

Members of Teamsters Local 769, please contact our Local Union office at (305)642-6255 if you have suffered losses from this storm; fill out a “Request for Help” form (include all requested documentation) if you would like to request a grant from the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund.

Disaster relief forms must be returned to the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund by December 15, 2017.

 

        

UPS Contract Proposal Meeting Notice

Posted August 7, 2017 By Local 769

To: All Teamsters Local 769 Members Employed by UPS

Teamsters Local 769 will be conducting UPS Contract Proposal meetings on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to ensure our members get a chance to have their voices heard. The current IBT/UPS contract is set to expire on July 31, 2018. The IBT/UPS National Negotiating Committee is requesting we begin gathering proposals from our membership.

The meeting locations are as follows:

Southern Location – Teamsters Local 769 Union Hall

12365 West Dixie Highway, North Miami FL 33161

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Central Location – Teamsters Local 769 Broward Office

1385 South Andrews Avenue (S.W. 12th Avenue) Pompano Beach, Florida 33069

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Northern Location – Teamsters Local 769 West Palm Beach

1003 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Choose whatever location is best for you. The purpose of this meeting is to expedite your contract proposals to the IBT. Please be prepared with your proposals so we can run the meeting as efficiently as possible. You may print a proposal sheet using the pdf below or you may contact your shop stewards to request a copy.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

        

Teamsters know the importance of making sure their children grow up receiving a good education. Teamsters Local 769 is always looking for ways to help its members and if you have children entering college or yours are too young, it’s not too soon to help.

The following information has been mailed to all Teamsters Local 769 stewards or it may be printed directly from our website. Included is an application for 2017 graduating seniors to apply for a scholarship from the Teamsters Local Union No. 769 Scholarship Fund and an application for all members to come out to our annual golf tournament on October 7th, 2017, to raise money for the very same fund.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting a bright future for Teamster children and support the TLU769 Scholarship Fund. Please spread the word about the Scholarship Fund to all of your coworkers with children entering college and others who may want to share their support for a program that strengthens our future. It’s just another way that Teamsters Local 769 members stand up for our brothers and sisters and their families.