Petition Filed for Conway Freight Miami

Posted October 20, 2014 By Local 769

IMG_1929 (1)Today Teamsters Local 769 has filed a petition to organize the Conway Freight employees at the Miami location.

“Following the successful organizing of the Conway Freight in Laredo Texas and the three elections slated for later this week in California. we see a wave of organizing activity within this company.”, said Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott.

The employees recognize the strength of Teamsters bargaining power and want to be part of our team.

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Teamster of the Year

Posted October 17, 2014 By Local 769

In October of 2014, David Renshaw from Teamsters Local No. 769, Miami, FL, received the Teamsters of the year award for 2014. David received this award 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.

20141016_204230-1Winning the 2014 Teamsters of the year award for his services and contributions to the wounded men and women of the United States military is such an honor. His efforts to promote and represent the iPods for wounded veterans has undoubtedly touched the lives of many of these warriors and their families. David looks forward to continuing to bring awareness throughout the southeast region, not only through donations but also by spreading the word about the Dear Soldier program in which he has visited local schools and has been able to speak to school students about writing thank you letters to our military service men and women. David has also visited various VA hospitals and rehabilitation facilities giving him the opportunity to meet our soldiers and distribute the letters and various donations through which iPods for wounded veterans has collected with the help of several locals and businesses.

DR1We would like to congratulate Brother David Renshaw on his accomplishment of receiving this prestigious award, we thank David for his efforts as he continues to expand awareness as the southeast liaison for the iPods for wounded veterans.

Thank you to all of our military who have served and continue to serve our great nation.

For additional information and to get involved in regards to iPods for wounded veterans and the dear solider campaign, please visit the web site at

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#Local769Votes kicks off with great response

Posted October 11, 2014 By Local 769

Jose Suarez from the Penske Miami North shop

The response to our “Labor Challenge” has been amazing. Brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 769 have been showing their Teamster pride and sending in photos of themselves holding our #Local769Votes flyer by the dozens. The movement has swept the country and brothers and sisters from coast to coast are joining the movement to get out the vote this November 4th. 10661648_501219246681553_5914615568514109320_oEven General President James P. Hoffa posted photo. Pictured above is Jose Suarez from the Penske Miami North shop. He is this weeks featured “Labor Challenge” participant and a gallery of those who joined him this week is featured below. Join the movement! Print your #Local769Votes flyer here and send us your picture. Send it through social media by using the #Local769Votes hashtag in your post or to one of our pages, send them to your business agent or email your photos to us using the email address . Share your photos on your wall or tweet them to your friends and family. Keep the movement growing and show everyone the power the Teamsters will have in the upcoming elections. Be a Teamster and Vote!

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UPS Teamcare Update

Posted October 2, 2014 By Local 769

TeamCareLogoThe following 4 letters have been issued by Teamcare and relate to the transition from the previous UPS Company plan as well as the UPS Freight Company plan. The 4th letter also addresses those that were in plan C6 and who are now in plan U2. For additional information you may visit and if you have not taken a moment to do so, please register today to be able to access all of your individual and family healthcare information and benefits. Click here if you are unable to view the documents below.


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2014 UPS Peak Season Agreement

Posted September 27, 2014 By Local 769

wpid-wp-1398803082379.jpegThe Following document is a copy of the agreement between Teamsters Local 769  and UPS the Florida District detailing peak season operations for 2014. Contact your business agent and shop stewards with any questions related to these matters and have a safe 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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I’m a Teamster and I VOTE!

Posted September 22, 2014 By Local 769

It’s ALL about turnout so inspire your brothers and sisters to get out the vote.

Experts agree, the candidates that will win this fall will be those who motivate their supporters to get to the polls. Across the country, the labor movement is gearing up to be sure that our candidates are those winners.

voteHere at Teamsters Local 769 we have a couple of voter education and motivational programs in the works this fall and we hope you’ll help.

Miami Teamsters - June, 1968

Miami Teamsters – June, 1968

The first is Membership Mondays. On Membership Mondays our social media pages will feature tips and educational posts for newest members in our ranks. While we know some of this information will be old news to our seasoned union veterans, we encourage those in our ranks to share it with members in your friends list that could benefit from the advice. We also will feature pro-labor Memes you can share with all of your friends to encourage them to follow us through one of our many internet media outlets. Tell friends and family to like us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or subscribe to our website for updates. The goal is to grow our ranks and educate our followers. Knowledge is power and greater numbers means a more powerful union.

The second program we are rolling out is Election Watch Wednesdays. Through our social media pages and website on Wednesdays this fall, we will be providing our members and all fans of labor with ways that you support your Unions in the November election as well as other election information such as early voting locations and hours. Make sure your Union brothers and sister understand the importance of voting this and every election year and be certain they know which candidates are friends of the working man and woman.

Finally we have our #Local769Votes campaign. To raise awareness and labor supporting voter turnout, we are encouraging all members of Teamsters Local 769 to join us in our Labor Challenge. Show your Union spirit and post a photo of yourself on your social media page while holding our #Local769Votes flyer. Print yours here and join the ranks of members who will stand up for labor on November 4th by saying, “I’m a Teamster and I VOTE!”

DRIVEAs always we encourage all of our members to participate in the Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program which supports candidates from all parties who stand up with labor.  You can learn more about the D.R.I.V.E. program here and always vote for those who have your backs as working men and women.

We have a tough battle ahead, but Teamsters all always ready for a fight. Stand up, stand together and VOTE!





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2014 Bakery & Laundry Conference

Posted September 8, 2014 By Local 769

tp_bakeryThe 2014 I.B.T Bakery & Laundry conference was held in Lake Tahoe from August 25 -27 2014. On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 David Renshaw a Business Agent from Teamsters Local 769 who serves on the Human Rights Commission and is the South East rep. for iPods for wounded veterans, spoke with all of the business agents, delegates and the executive board of I.B.T Bakery & Laundry division. During that time David spoke about the events that have taken place since we had the pleasure of having ipods for Wounded Veterans speak at our Bakery & Laundry conference in 2013.10645322_264537613746304_4051805476666137638_n One of the many events was in December 2013 when Teamsters Local 769 delivered thousands of thank you letters for our dear soldier campaign along with afghan blankets that were made and donated from VFW posts and spent quality time with our wounded soldiers and their families. David then took the time explaining to the conference of what he witnessed when he visited our troops and the gratitude they all showed. A thank you letter from one of the soldiers was read into the recorder and there was not a dry eye in the audience. He reminded everyone of the utmost importance that there is for us all to continue to support our nation and our troops that come home with a need of our support. David included brochures of how to donate and noted that ipods for Wounded Veterans is a 501-C3 organization. An ipods for wounded veterans framed certificate of appreciation was then given to the Bakery and Laundry division at the conference and David exited the stage with a most gracious standing applause.

The conference offered multiple educational agenda topics that were disused, one of them being that the most important item is the need to organize within and create an organizing committee within the Bakery & Laundry division itself.10009299_264537670412965_2255968541267287459_n Since the exit of I.B.C. Hostess brand, it is extremely important to organize the growing non-union bakeries (i.e. Flowers brand). An organizing committee has now been put in place. Business Agent David Renshaw volunteered and the Bakery & Laundry division accepted. David is now on the Bakery & Laundry organizing committee for the South. “We will utilize our current members and our active retirees to make this a growing success. Not only do we need to preserve our current work but we need to continue to grow the bakery and laundry division”. 

With more than 80,000 members the Teamsters National Bakery and Laundry Conference is the oldest conference within the Teamsters. From baked goods to breads to linen supplies, Teamsters produce and deliver the products consumers rely on. The conference was attended by Teamsters Local 769 business agents John Sherman-laundry and David Renshaw-bakery.

As always, for the latest information on the bakery and laundry division or any news that relates to members of Teamsters Local 769, keep checking back here or subscribe to our website for automatic updates by submitting your email address to our mailing list on the upper left side of our homepage. We never share you information with any other organization or mailing list.



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Happy Labor Day

Posted September 1, 2014 By Local 769


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Primary Election – Get out and VOTE!

Posted August 23, 2014 By Local 769

PrimaryVOTEIf you haven’t already early voted, Teamsters Local 769 would like to remind you to get out and vote this Tuesday August 26th, 2014. The primary elections are often overlooked but still very important as we encourage you to support the men and women running for office that understand the issues of today’s union members and their families.

Below is a list of voting information links for each county.



Palm Beach


St. Lucie

Indian River





The Teamster Union’s Congressional voting scorecard allows members to see where their elected officials stand on the issues that matter most to Teamsters and all working families. Click here to find your Representative and Senators and see how they voted.

If you would like to know which candidates are recommended by Teamsters Local 769, click here.

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An Evening for the Ages

Posted August 8, 2014 By Local 769

Unions have been hard at work in South Florida for a long time. Many locals had been chartered over the years and while some have faded into history or merged with one another, one local stands strong here in Miami. Fifty years strong and tonight was the night to celebrate that accomplishment.

Local 769 President Mike Scott

Local 769 President Mike Scott

The date was Saturday, August 2, 2014. Teamsters and friends of labor had been arriving at the Doubletree Hotel in Deerfield Beach Florida all weekend long, some from as far away as New York, Puerto Rico and Texas. Around six o’clock the halls began to fill as members, friends, and family of Teamsters Local 769 greeted each other and shared stories over cocktails at the largest blue collar “red carpet” photo shoot in South Florida history.

Iliana Flores presents Teamster history

Iliana Flores presents Teamster history

Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott kicked off the evening by introducing the officers, business agents and staff of Local 769 beginning with the amazing women that make up our office staff. Maria, DeShaun, Sue and Joanna. After a resounding applause for each of the trustees, business agents and officers, Mike introduced Iliana Flores of the IBT Training and Development Department to present the history of the Teamsters in South Florida and the story of the founding of Teamsters Local 769.

Next to introduce the evenings special guest speaker was Teamsters Local 769 Secretary Treasurer Josh Zivalich. “The leadership of this local has always felt that we were standing on the shoulders of giants,” Josh said, “and tonight we have one of those giants here with us.” The giant Josh was referring to was Norman Goldstein, one of the founding officers of Teamsters Local 769. Now at 91 years of age, Mr. Goldstein energized the room with tales of his life as a union organizer in the South during the days of segregation and Jim Crow Laws to the time he spent as Secretary Treasurer and the founding of Local 769. Also on hand this night were previous Local 769 Recording Secretaries Sam Cassella and Steve Greenwell.

Local 769 Founding Officer Norman Goldstein

Local 769 Founding Officer Norman Goldstein

There was a second purpose for the nights celebration as well. To honor the service and careers of two business agents who had recently retired from Teamsters Local 769, Don Marr and Daisy Gonzalez-Colli. Don was introduced by Business Agent Joe Lopez, a friend and colleague back through the days they worked together at local 390 in Miami. Teamsters Local 769 Recording Secretary Rolando Pina was next to the podium to introduce Daisy Gonzalez-Colli who when asked what she would miss the most about her years with the Teamsters, she said “the brotherhood. Unionism as a whole, the comradery and the guys busting her chops.” Well, that continued that evening as both retirees were presented with a pair of rocking chairs. Dinner, drinks and dancing followed as everyone joined in the celebration of a monumental achievement and a fifty year foundation of a bright future for labor in South Florida.DSC00663

I want to thank all of our guests, sponsors and employers for attending our event tonight.“, said Local 769 President Mike Scott. “But, most of all I want to thank all of our retired officers, agents and members who worked hard over the years to make Local 769 a great union. Without all of you we would not be here tonight.”

Thanks to all of our sponsors!





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