D.R.I.V.E. is How We Fight!

Posted January 24, 2015 By Local 769

DRIVEYou know why we fight, D.R.I.V.E. is how we fight.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the modern working man or woman is political representation. All too often today, their elected officials are swayed by the financial power of corporations and their lobbyists and many elected representatives do a poor job standing up for the needs of the voters who put them in office.

The Teamsters have been fighting for working people for decades. The Union has championed the cause of working people on the picket lines, at the negotiating table and through the creation of D.R.I.V.E. Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans. They outspend working families on politics by more than 15 to 1. Through grassroots political action and aggressive lobbying on Capitol Hill and in State Houses and City Halls across America, Teamsters with the help of D.R.I.V.E. have stopped some of the worst attacks on working people.

20140320_203139Over the coming days  you may have the opportunity to meet with a couple of our Teamster Field representatives at your workplace. John Cuite and Kevin Currie are visiting Local 769 job sites spreading the word about D.R.I.V.E. and explaining how we can fight back.

It was participation in D.R.I.V.E. by members, wives, friends and even children that helped to bring about such monumental legislation as Medicare and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Over the years, other important pro-worker legislation has been enacted on the local, state and national level because of D.R.I.V.E.

So look for Kevin and John at your workplace. Stop by,say hello, learn about how you can help and sign up for D.R.I.V.E. if you already haven’t. Take a selfie with John or Kevin and use #TeamsterDRIVE in your post to show us your Teamster spirit. You can also click here to print your own drive application and join by mail. As General President Hoffa wrote,”The corporations have the money and the power, but there are more of us than there are of them.” With D.R.I.V.E. we can make sure the voice of working men and women is heard, loud and clear.

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Teamsters Local 769 Helps Saves Lives

Posted January 22, 2015 By Local 769

IMG_3567 (1)On Saturday January 17, 2015, Teamsters Local 769 hosted its first ever CPR class at the Miami Union hall. Today’s workplace is safer than ever thanks to Labor Unions, but in an age of increased productivity and automation the battle to keep the workplace safe goes on. Union members are the safest, most highly trained workers in their industries and having the correct training to respond to an emergency can sometimes be the difference between life and death.SDC13748

During the class, members received training on C.P.R., B.L.S. (basic life support) and A.E.D. Defibrillator training such as what to do when a child, infant or an adult has a problem breathing; giving compressions and breaths to an infant, a child and an adult; the Heimlich Maneuver and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

The instructor of the course was a Teamster Local 769 shop steward from Medics Ambulance in Miami, FL. The course lasted approximately two and one half to three hours and the cost of the class was $25.00 which included a plastic mouth piece for the members to keep. Upon completion of the course the member were CPR Certified and they will receive their CPR certification within two weeks by mail.

SDC13743I think this is a great class to offer to the members and their families. It’s a class that can save a life, said David Renshaw-H.R.C. who was one of the first members to take the class at the Union hall.

Stay tuned as Teamsters Local 769 will be having additional courses to offer in the near future. Since class sizes are small, they will be offered on a first come first serve basis so look for details on the next offering soon.

If you would like additional information please contact David Renshaw (305) 642-6255, ext 2236 or by email at drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org.

Together we can make a difference…..lets educate and save lives.

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Retiree Healthcare Solutions at Next Meeting

Posted January 20, 2015 By Local 769

HealthcareCostAt the next Teamsters Local 769 Retiree Meeting on February 14, 2015, Jacqueline Birchenall, a licensed healthcare plan sales agent will be on hand to answer questions about affordable retirement healthcare plan options. She will be there to discuss prescription drug coverage, wellness programs, doctors office visits, hospital coverage and all aspects of retirement healthcare coverage options. ALL TEAMSTER RETIREES from ANY LOCAL that now live within the area represented by Teamsters Local 769 are welcome to attend and be a part of this event and the Teamsters Local 769 Retiree Committee.

The Teamsters Local 769 Retiree Committee meets the second Saturday of each month at the Miami Hall at 12365 W. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33161. For more information or directions contact (305)642-6255.

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First TNBC Meeting Scheduled

Posted January 18, 2015 By Local 769

Teamsters Local 769 would like to establish a Teamsters National Black Caucus Chapter in our local. As some of you are aware, the TNBC’s first official gathering was in Miami in 1971. The goal of the meeting was to bring about change and to educate. If you are interested in learning more about the caucus and becoming a member, please attend this preliminary meeting. Information about the activities of the chapter will be discussed and guest speakers will be on hand to answer questions. If you would like more information on the TNBC, you can visit their website by following this link http://www.gotnbc.com ).

Date: Saturday – January 24, 2015

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Teamsters Local 769 Miami Hall, 12365 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami, Florida 33161

For more information please feel free to call (305) 642 – 6255

This meeting is for members of Teamsters Local 769 only.

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Teamsters Local 769 Officers Sworn In

Posted January 16, 2015 By Local 769

Teamsters Local 769 Officers and Trustees Re-Elected Without Opposition

769EboardOn Thursday January 15, 2015 at the Miami Union Hall, the officers and trustees of Teamsters Local 769 were sworn in to serve another 3 year term. Noah Warman of Sugarman & Susskind was on hand to conduct the swearing-in duties. The executive board was previously elected without opposition on November 8th, 2014.

“On behalf of the executive board, we would like to thank the members of Teamsters Local 769 for their vote of confidence and continuing support.”, said President and Principal Officer Mike Scott. “We look forward to serving you over the next 3 years.”

 

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NLRB Certifies Con-Way Election

Posted December 29, 2014 By Local 769

Con-wayFreight_fullTeamsters Local 769 has been certified by the National Labor Relations Board as the exclusive collective bargaining representatives for Con-Way Freight, Inc. employees in Hialeah Florida.

” We’re glad the company did not pursue frivolous objections to the election and we look forward to collecting contract proposals and beginning collective bargaining.”, said Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott.

Congratulations to our Con-Way brothers and sisters and we welcome you as our newest members of  Teamsters Local 769. We look forward to negotiating a strong contract for the future of you and your families.

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Local 769 Helps Deliver 110 Bikes

Posted December 23, 2014 By Local 769

DSC01587Over the weekend Teamsters Local 769 partnered up with and sponsored the 100 Black Men (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter), for their 9th annual bike drive. Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of African/Caribbean American families through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities within or community” said Dennis Wright-President.

DSC01575On Saturday, December 20, 2014 at a park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 110 fully assembled bikes were awarded academically to the students in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. “I was very impressed when I found out the bikes were awarded academically to multiple schools (elementary and middle). Once the students achieved the academic requirements, a letter was sent home inviting the students and the parents to today’s great event at the park” said David Renshaw, of the Teamsters Local 769-Human Rights Commission.

For more information, in regards to 100 Black Men or this event, please visit www.100blackmengfl.org, or call 954-519-0002, as they are a 501C3 organization.

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Happy Holidays from Local 769

Posted December 22, 2014 By Local 769

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UPS Letter of Understanding for December 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 By Local 769

Gerardo Zamudio, a truck delivery driverThe following Letter of Understanding will govern rates of pay for work at UPS during the month of December 2014.

 

If you are unable to view or print the document click here.

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Teamsters Local 769 2014 Toy Drive

Posted December 14, 2014 By Local 769

SantaisaTeamsterAgain this holiday season, Teamsters Local 769 will be collecting toys for children in need. We will be distributing those collected through programs in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The following flyer can be posted on Local 769 approved job site bulletin boards and distributed to members. With toys being split to multiple areas, please encourage all of your brothers and sisters to participate. Let’s make this year’s Toy Drive the biggest ever. Toys should be dropped off at the Miami hall or brought to the December 18th General Membership Meeting. The deadline for drop off is December 18th, 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!

click here view flyer http://www.teamsterslocal769.org/misc_docs/ToyDrive769-2014.pdf

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