Victory at Amerigas Broward CSR

Posted November 20, 2014 By Local 769

10714134_518135638323247_64995104158763859_oAnother 769 organizing victory  this month. This one at Amerigas CSR in Broward. Teamsters Local 769 would like to welcome our newest  members who voted 6 to 1 for strong Teamsters representation.

The main reason the customer service representatives for Amerigas voted for Teamster representation at the Broward County facility was they were looking to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. Some of the employees working at that location have been employed for over 15 years and were seeking the addition the grievance procedure to ensure their job security.

Business Agent John Sherman would like to congratulate them for standing together and staying strong throughout a campaign where the company resorted to union busting tactics and did all they could to discourage the employees from voting for Teamster representation.

Teamsters local 769 also represents the driver, services techs and yard men, not only in Broward, but also in Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys.

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A Salute to Our Service Men and Women

Posted November 11, 2014 By Local 769

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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 November General Membership Meeting

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

newbannerDavid 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.

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VICTORY at Keolis Transit America

Posted November 6, 2014 By Local 769

IMG_0765Employees Seek Fair Wages, and better working conditions.

Drivers at Keolis Transit America Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida voted to become Teamsters on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The election was held by the National Labor Board and there are 76 Bus Drivers in the bargaining unit. Of the employees that participated in the election, 62 strong, the vote was unanimous for Teamsters representation.

It is with great pride that we welcome the newest members to our local. “When the workers voted yes for their union, they were voting Yes for a better life not only for themselves, but also for families.”,said Eddy Valero, Business Representative of Local 769 in Miami. “The workers turned to us for help and we look forward to providing them with the best representation possible to improve their working conditions and attain the respect they deserve.”

The workers remained strong and united throughout the process of their campaign to become Teamsters.

Teamsters Local 769 ia very excited about this victory.

Congratulations to our newest members and welcome.

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Election Day – Cast Your Vote for Labor

Posted November 4, 2014 By Local 769

DSC01211Election day is here and it’s time for the voice of the people to be heard. As Union members, it’s your chance to make sure that the needs of working families are addressed. There is simply too much at risk as General President Hoffa said, “Hardworking Americans saw what happened when too many people didn’t show up four years ago. The mass influx of anti-worker elected officials voted into office created a system that is crushing the middle class. And that will only get worse if a new bunch of corporate cronies get added to the mix.”

We all need to do our part and vote for labor friendly candidates. Not those who will always stand for corporate interests. “If big business succeeds in getting more lawmakers to do its bidding, the only ones getting a helping hand will be them. Right now, the average U.S. family pays $6,000 a year in subsidies to corporate America. How much more assistance is really necessary when companies are raking in record profits while workers can barely support their families?”, said president Hoffa.

Annette Taddeo addresses Teamsters at our Annual South Picnic

Annette Taddeo addresses Teamsters at our Annual South Picnic

This past weekend at the Teamsters Local 769 Annual South Picnic, President and Principal Officer Mike Scott spoke about the importance of having our voice heard at the polls. Members rallied around the current get out the vote campaign, “I’m a Teamster and I Vote” and chanted in unison as labor friendly candidate Annette Taddeo, running mate for Charlie Crist, spoke about her up upbringing as the daughter of a local union president. She challenged union members to take five people with you to vote. If we turn out to the polls, we win.

Teamster brothers and sisters, the moment is upon us and we’ll have to live with these results and the damage that may be caused by them for years to come. So vote today and cast your ballot for labor.

For more information on voting locations and hours in your counties, use the following link to the supervisor of elections office in your area.

See below for this weeks “I’m a Teamster and I VOTE” gallery.

 

 Miami-Dade

Broward

Palm Beach

Martin

St. Lucie

Indian River

Okeechobee

Osceola

Brevard

Orange

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

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Stand Up for Working Families

Posted October 31, 2014 By Local 769

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If you haven’t already early voted, Teamsters Local 769 would like to remind you to get out and vote early if possible but be sure to vote this Tuesday November 4th, 2014 if you can’t early vote. The mid-term 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. There is a lot at stake and significant issues facing working men and women will undoubtedly be affected by the outcome of these elections.

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

Miami-Dade

Broward

Palm Beach

Martin

St. Lucie

Indian River

Okeechobee

Osceola

Brevard

Orange

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.

 

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#Local769Votes Joins #TeamsterPower

Posted October 25, 2014 By Local 769
Sandra Jackson from St. Lucie County

Sandra Jackson from St. Lucie County

The Teamsters Local 769 “Labor Challenge” continues to roll on toward election day spreading the word about the importance of voting and now our Teamster brothers and sisters across the nation have joined the movement. Brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 769 have been showing their Teamster pride and sending in photos of themselves holding our #Local769Votes flyer and word has spread.

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Other Union members follow the Teamster lead.

The movement has swept the country and now Teamsters Union members from coast to coast are using the #TeamsterPower  hashtag to link photos on social media and join the action. Even other labor unions are following the Teamsters lead and posting photos holding their own signs. It just goes to show how important all informed union members know these mid-term elections are. Pictured above is Sandra Jackson from St. Lucie County. She is this weeks featured “Labor Challenge” participant and a gallery of those who joined her 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 and #TeamsterPower hashtags in your post or send it to one of our pages, send them to your business agent or email your photos directly to us using the email address pictures@tlu769.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 these important mid-term elections. Be a Teamster and Vote!

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Election Conference Call

Posted October 24, 2014 By Local 769

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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 www.ipodsforwoundedveterans.org.

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#Local769Votes kicks off with great response

Posted October 11, 2014 By Local 769
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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 pictures@tlu769.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!

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