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“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.
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.
Winning 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.
We 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 www.ipodsforwoundedveterans.org.
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. Even 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 email@example.com . 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!
The 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 www.MyTeamcare.org 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.
The 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.
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.
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!”
As 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!
The 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. 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. 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.
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If 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.
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. http://teamster.org/election-center/key-votes
If you would like to know which candidates are recommended by Teamsters Local 769, click here.