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Eight Teamsters "Ate" at Table 8

Hernando County Teamsters attended the Democratic Executive Committee "JFK Dinner" in Spring Hill, Florida Saturday evening, 2/8/14.  Teamster Union Steward Dan Oliver gave a great speech to the audience regarding his 2014 candidacy for County Commissioner.  Clockwise from bottom left corner are:  James "Sarge" Beck, Michael Hall, Richard Longboat, Louie Marino, Steve Mosley, John Sholtes, Paul Wieczorek and Dan Oliver.

Local 79 Officers & Staff

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
Email: ibtlocal79@teamsters79.com

Kenneth W. “Ken” Wood
President & Business Manager
(813) 621-1391, Ext. 5

Thor T. Johnson
Vice President & Business Agent
(813) 621-1391, Ext.4

 

Brian A. Rothman
Secretary-Treasurer & Business Agent
(813) 621-1391, Ext.6

Kenneth C. Williams
Recording Secretary

Gerry Stack
Trustee

Larry E. Dupree
Trustee


 

Gary Kaleskas
Business Agent & Trustee
(813) 621-1391, Ext. 7

John Sholtes
Business Agent
(813) 621-1391, Ext. 8



 

Olesia Trobaugh

Administrative Specialist
(813) 621-1391, Ext.1

 

Betty Devitt
Receptionist/Secretary

 

Sabrina Gilley
Insurance & Pension/
Secretary
(813) 621-1391, Ext. 2

 

Olga Gonzalez
Dues & Bookkeeping
(813) 621-1391, Ext. 3

 

Local 79 officers are elected to 3-year terms, with the next term of office to start on January 1, 2017.




Page Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 (05:33:23)


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Author will make a donation to Local 79's Scholarship Fund for every book purchased.

Ernie Winston
2014 Perfect Attendance Winner

Rick Davidoski
50/50 Winner

John McGill
Door Prize Winner


Jim Knauer
receives Service Pin for
Richard "Chichi" Diez

  Local Union 79's Scholarship Fund
2014 Hotel Raffle Winners:
Joe Lopez
Ivan Sanchez


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  Current Campaigns  
  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • At the Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 have been working under harsh conditions without a raise several times since the recession. They are asking management for a fair wage – a pay hike of $25 a week. Management is refusing and the workers voted to authorize a strike at 4 p.m. on Jan 18. The workers who feed New York should be able to feed their families.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

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    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

     
 
 
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