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Mike has served 3 years as Secretary Treasurer, 2 years as Vice President and 1 year as Recording Secretary for Local 249. He is very passionate about being a Teamster and a Teamster representative. 
Prior to being elected into office he served as Steward and Committeeman for Yellow Freight for over 10 years. He has been a Teamster for over 25 years. He is second generation Teamster whose Father worked at ABF Freight for 30 years. His brothers worked at OK Grocery and Airborne/DHL. Mike is also the President of the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association Chapter 40 since its inception in 2005. Prior to becoming a Teamster he served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne as an Infantryman and M60 gunner receiving an Honorable Discharge. Before that he worked 2 years in the steel mill for Pittsburgh Spring Inc. and also lumped trailers and boxcars as a young man in the Strip District. He also labored at various warehouses and locations throughout Pittsburgh.

412-682-3700 ext. 131

Kevin has been a Teamster member for 29 years and a UPS employee for 26 years.  He previously served as a Trustee for Local 249 for 7 ½ years. During my time at UPS I was elected to committee for 6 years and elected as shop steward for 13 years. Over my past 3 years as Vice President I have negotiated over 15 contracts to date. I serve the members I have been elected to represent and I do so with pride and dignity.

412-682-3700 ext. 141

Gary has been a Teamster member for over 30 years.  He has served 9 years at Local 249 as an Officer/Business Agent.  Prior to that he worked at Airborne/DHL and was elected to chief steward for 15 years. Gary is a proud second generation Teamster. Gary served as school board President and Vice President where he lived and he is involved in many community programs.

412-682-3700 ext. 122

Joe has been a Teamster member for 30 years and for the past 6 years he served as a Local 249 Business Agent/Organizer and 6 years before that as a Local 249 Trustee totaling 12 years as an officer of the union. As the union organizer he assisted in organizing several new groups such as Transedge and Folino Trucking (TDF Services/Card Transport) and he continues to meet with various groups across Allegheny County.  He also sits on the Industrial Grievance Panel and the Teamsters Industry Welfare Fund. Joe is a certified forklift trainer for the Union and has assisted many members in getting their certifications. Prior to being elected to full-time office he worked at Waste Management for 24 years. He was eventually elected to committee and then to chief steward. 

412-682-3700 ext. 140

Tom has been a Teamster for nearly 23 years. He has served in the capacity of steward and committeeman for the last 17 years at HBC Service Company. Tom's life history has been focused around unions and union beliefs as far as he can remember. Tom's father, John Ritter was a Business Agent and long time Officer of Local 249. Tom's mother served as Steward for many years at the Gateway School District for Local 205. Tom's Godfather was Tom Fagan, Local 249`s President. Both of Tom's brothers served as stewards for Local 249.   

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    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

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    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

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  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

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  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

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