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ATTENTION UPS Freight Members

Please click here for information fromt he IBT regarding the sale of UPS Freight.


Communication from the IBT 

Click here for General President Candidates Forum Live on the internet

Click here for the Notice of Election


Teamsters Local Union 79 Planned Summary

Click here for Teamsters Local 79's Approved Planned Summary


Hernando County BOCC Complete Tentative Agreement

April 9, 2021 Click Here


This Monday, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Senate Bill 78, Dues and Uniform Assessments, a bill that seeks to attack our public sector workers' right to join a union.

If passed, SB 78 would bog down the process of joining a union in an effort to discourage Florida's public servants from organizing. It adds needless steps to the membership process, including preventing union members from automatically renewing their membership with their union. It would also put the responsibility of confirming membership dues in the hands of employers for the first time, adding even more unnecessary complications.

This bill is union-busting, pure and simple. It's part of a national push by billionaire-funded special interest groups to destroy public sector unions in states across the country. Florida's state workers, teachers, law enforcement professionals, and firefighters have put themselves in harm's way throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our communities safe and operational. This attempt to stifle their voice in the workplace is a slap in the face.

You can help stand up against SB 78 by calling your senator and telling them to vote no on this legislation. Click here to find your state senator.


In Solidarity,

Florida AFL-CIO


Teamsters Local Union 79

5818 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33619-1033
Open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday

Telephone: (813) 621-1391    Fax: (813) 626-7915

Brian A. Rothman
President & Business Manager

Welcome To Teamsters Local 79's Web Site

This web site is for our members, their families and others seeking information about Teamsters Local 79 and the 1.4 million-member Teamsters Union. We encourage your comments on the educational value, user friendliness and contents of this web site.

The Local 79 team works with Joint Council 75 and the International Union to organize and educate workers so that workers will attain a higher standard of living. The union’s key roles include:

  • Organizing workers so they can have a voice in the workplace.
  • Educating members so that they know their workplace rights and can participate fully in our democratic society.
  • Involving members in the political process so that their issues are addressed.
  • Negotiating and enforcing contracts with employers so that each member will be treated with dignity, justice and respect.

If you are not 100% membership at your work site and you are willing to make it 100%, call your Business Agent or myself to learn how we can accomplish that goal. This is why the Teamsters Union is one of just a few International Unions that are successful in our organizing efforts today with strong master, area and local contracts. This is why the Teamsters are looked upon by other International Unions as the leader and trend setter in the labor movement.

We encourage all our members to attend their monthly General Membership Meeting at the Tampa Union Hall, at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (except for the months of June, July, and August), and the second Saturday of December.  

Refreshments are provided after each meeting so we can relax and socialize with the membership. It’s a great opportunity to visit and share your experiences with the other Brothers and Sisters throughout Local 79’s jurisdiction. Area meetings are also held in Ft. Myers.

Click here to view the YRC Tentative Agreement

Click here to view the Pension Call Sheet



Teamsters Local 79 Vice President and Business Agent Thor Johnson secures over $121,000 for two UPS Bayside Package Car Drivers, through the grievance procedure with the assistance of President Brian Rothman!

Teamsters Local 79


Please check out our new Teamsters Trivia Contest!


We are looking for members who would like to become a Union Activist as an Organizer, Political Committee or a Member on our “Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund Committee”.

Click here to fill out the Union Activist Form.


For updates, comments and general questions please click here and/or call to 1-800-323-7640 for recorded message with current information.


Who Are The Teamsters?

Teamsters Local 79 History

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Teamsters History (IBT)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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Important Information
For Our Members

ABF Contract Update

Hours of Service Final Rule: Compliance Dates Reminder

UPS Package & UPS Freight - download UPS Rising App for your phone for updates

Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Caylor B. Wood, Jr.
Memorial Golf Scholarship
To Be Disclosed

2021 General Membership

Meeting Dates

Jauary 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 11

2019 Platinum Partners

Teamsters Local Union 385 

Dulaney & Company
Miami, FL

United Parcel Service
Central Florida

Teamsters Local Union 25

Hancok & Hall

IUOE Local 487 Hispanic Caucus Florida Chapter Teamsters Local Union 769
Teamsters Local Union 480 Teamsters Local Union 577

2019 Gold Partners

Future Gold
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Future Gold

Future Gold
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2019 Bronze Partners

Teamsters Local 455

American Income Life Insurance

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

Local 639

Joseph D. Merrell

Teamsters Joint Council 41 Teamsters Local 878

Teamsters Local 507 Gary S.Witlen
Teamsters Local 991

Teamsters Local 210

Teamsters Local 516 Teamsters Local 688 Teamsters Local 623 

Teamsters Joint Council 13
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division
Teamsters Local 135
Teamsters Local 804

United Members Insurance Corporation John M Cherry, DMD City Employees Union Local 237 Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee West Central Florida Federation of Labor
Local Union 67 Insulators & Allied Workers Teamsters Local Union 122 Teamsters Local 41 Teamsters Local 667 Teamsters Local 210
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Teamsters give a helping hand for Hurricane Sally Disaster Relief

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