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Teamsters Local 79 Contests


Win $100! 

We are currently updating our databases with our member's cell phone, their cell phone carrier and email address so we may text them important information immediately.  So...we are having a contest each month. For each member that you turn in the information on we will submit a ticket with your name for a $100 monthly drawing. Please print the attached form. Fill the form out completely with the necessary information. You can mail, fax, or email the filled out form(s) to the Local Union (see below). If you have any questions, just give the office a call.

Phone: (813) 621-1391                  

Fax: (813) 626-7915

Address: 5818 E. MLK Jr. Blvd 

Tampa, FL 33619


Teamsters Trivia

To win in Teamsters Trivia you must be one of first two people correctly answered the question of the contest (Only ONE submission per person, Per Month please. Any additional entry will be discarded).

The question is updated once a month, so please check with us often.

The winners will be determined by the arrival date and time of the correct answer.

1st place winner - $50.00 VISA card
2nd place winner - $25.00 VISA card

The winners will be contacted by the email provided in the answer form below.

The prizes will be awarded at the following month General Membership Meeting (GMM) or by USPS mail if the winner is unable to attend GMM.

The correct answer to April 2021 Trivia Challenge is

Q: In 1963, Local 79 conducted an organizing drive against Harris Paint in Tampa. A phrase was used "Birdie on the Roof". What did this phrase mean?

Ans: C

A. Cameras were mounted on the roof of the plant.  They covered the employee parking lot and were used to monitor employees during shift changes to see who was talking to who and who was passing out literature.  

B. Hired security guards were monitoring employees going to and from work to see who they might be talking to. 

C. A supervisor was on the roof during shift changes watching to see if employees were stopping to talk to Union reps. 

D. It was a janitor on the roof cleaning up after the pigeons. 

April Trivia Challenge winners:

1st Place Winner (No Winner) $50 Gift Card
2nd Place Winner (No Winner) $25 Gift Card

Do you know the answer to the May Trivia Challenge?

Q: Top Tampa mobster is shot gunned to death in Tampa in June of 1950.  Whoat is or was the significance to Local 79?

(Please remember: Only ONE submission per person, Per Month please. Any additional entry will be discarded)

A. Lumia was a Local 79 member at the time and held the position of Trustee on Local 79's Executive Board. 

B. Local 79's President was a pail bearer at Lumia's funeral. 

C. Local 79 opens up an organizing drive at Bay Oil Company (owned by Lumia) shortly after Lumia's murder.

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

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