Teamsters Local 929 News and Events

 

On January 7, 2013, Teamsters Local 929 Executive Board was sworn into Office by IBT Vice-President Bill Hamilton. Pictured above are (left to right): John Bryan, John Preston, Gerald Williams, Rocky Bryan Jr., Tony Polis, Daisy Rivera, and Crystal Durant.

 

On November 10, 2012 Teamsters Local 929 held their second annual Shop Steward Seminar. In attendance were many of the Stewards representing their fellow employees at various companies under contract with Teamsters Local 929. President Rocky Bryan Jr. presided over the event. Guest speakers discussed the importance of the Shop Steward position in the Union.

 

IBT International Vice President William Hamilton informed the Stewards how important their position is with the Union. We, as a Union, stood United in the recent election. Stewards were very active getting the word out to their Members that we won't support the Politicians who don't support the Union Movement.

 

Barbara Lichtman, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, spoke on the importance of the Steward position. Barbara also advised the Stewards on the Mediation process. Preparation and attention to detail will assist Stewards towards a positive outcome of a mediation.

 

Mike Clark, IBT Representative, spoke on the importance of Stewards being active in the Union. Organizing is the key to success of the Local. Many Stewards are in contact with employees who work at non-Union jobs, reach out and let them understand the value that Union Membership brings to you and your families.

 

Lance Geren, Partner with Freedman and Lorry Law Firm, instructed the Stewards on how to become an effective Shop Steward. Lance created a comprehensive booklet outlining the procedures a Steward needs to apply , while representing their fellow employees. Lance offered instructions to the Stewards on how to enforce the collective agreement and how to present a grievance.

 

On August 20, 2012 Local 929 awarded three (3) $1,000.00 Scholarships.
Teamsters Local 929 set up this Scholarship Fund to help defray the rising costs of secondary education that our Members' families are experiencing. This Scholarship Fund is open to all Local 929 family members. The three recipients (posts below) were chosen on their individual merits from a pool of applicants.
Local 929 congratulates the winners and  wishes them success in their future.

Congratulations to Frank Palazzo Jr., son of Frank Palazzo Sr. who works for Ambrogi Foods. Frank Jr. was awarded $1,000.00 from the Local 929 Scholarship Fund.

 

Congratulations to Karl Hayes Jr., son of Karl Hayes Sr. who works for
Charles Ritter Foods. Frank Jr. was awarded
$1,000.00 from the Local 929 Scholarship Fund.

 

Congratulations to Dominic Leo Jr., son of Dominic Leo Sr. who works for
Procacci Bros. Produce at the Philadelphia Produce Center.  
Dominic Jr. was awarded $1,000.00 from the Local 929 Scholarship Fund.

 
 

Pictured above are President Rocky Bryan Jr. and IBT V.P. William Hamilton
discussing the PLCB Contract with Governor Tom Corbett.

Recently Local 929 President Rocky Bryan Jr. was in Harrisburg to gather information on the Pa. Liquor Control Board's (PLCB) request for bids to distribute the liquor to the State Stores in Pa. IBT Vice-President William Hamilton was present for the meeting. They had the opportunity to discuss the request for bids from the PLCB with Pa. Governor Corbett. XTL Inc. is the current distributor in the South Eastern area of Pa. and is under contract with Local 929.

Teamsters Local 929, with the assistance of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington D.C., is aggressively campaigning to keep the distribution for the PLCB in the Philadelphia area and protecting our Members jobs.

 

Hamilton Takes Oath of Office for Teamsters International Vice President
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012

Re-elected General Executive Board Member Sworn In, Begins New Five-Year Term

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ -- Pennsylvania Teamster leader William Hamilton joined Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees as they were sworn in today to five-year terms on the union's General Executive Board.
The Hoffa-Hall slate won the 2011 IBT International Officer Election by a wide margin in November. The election results were certified on Jan. 6. Hoffa took office in March 1999 and won re-election in 2001 and 2006. Under his stewardship, the Teamsters Union has regained its place as the strongest labor union in North America.
"I look forward to continuing the great work Bill and I have done over the years," Hoffa said. "He is a true champion for working families. We have accomplished so much as a union since 1999, but our work is not done. Workers are under attack in this country and unions are the only ones standing up for people with no voice. With the support of strong leaders like Bill and the entire General Executive Board, the Teamsters Union will continue to lead the fight to protect the middle class and the American dream."
Hamilton was sworn in as an Eastern Region International Vice President, a position he has held since 2008. He is also the President of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, Joint Council 53 and Local 107 in Philadelphia, and Trustee and Co-Chairman of the Health, Welfare and Pension Fund of Philadelphia. He has been a Teamster since 1966.
"I am honored to receive another opportunity to serve on the General Executive Board," Hamilton said. "The Teamsters Union is the strongest voice for working families in North America, and we must continue the fight to protect the middle class."

 

Teamsters Local 929 Selected For "25 Labor Unions"



Teamsters Local 929 of Philadelphia, PA has been honored with a recognition by Philadelphia Business Journal in its selection of "25 Labor Unions."
Appearing in the April, 2011 issue of Philadelphia Business Journal published by American City Business Journals. Teamsters Local 929 was selected for the following honor:
"25 Labor Unions"
President Rocky Bryan , President of Teamsters Local 929 commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for us. The fact that Philadelphia Business Journal included Teamsters Local 929 in its selection of "25 Labor Unions," signals that our constant efforts towards business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition."

 

For more information on Teamsters Local 929, located in Philadelphia, PA please call 215-288-1430.
On the Web: TeamstersLocal929.Org
Email Address: admin@teamsterslocal929.org

 

Teamsters Local 929 Scholarship Fund

     Teamsters Local 929 is proud to announce that Scholarships were awarded to our Members children. Three $500.00 scholarships were awarded and four $100.00 conciliation awards were given out. President Bryan said, "It gives us great pleasure to be able to support these young recipients in their educational pursuits". This is the first year for the Scholarship Fund and Local 929 hopes to increase the scholarships in the future.

Recipient Amount Educational Institution Parent Place of employment
         
Dominic Leo $500.00 Temple University Dominic Leo Procacci
Kayleigh Citrino $500.00 Rowan University Dave Citrino Red Cross
Ashley Sipos $500.00 Comm. College Phila. Steven Sipos Procacci
         
Brianna Coleman $100.00 Penn State University Rochelle Giles Tucs Cleaning
Alexandria Kelly $100.00 LaSalle University Joseph Kelly Port Richmond T/W
Maria Leo $100.00 Millersville University Dominic Leo Procacci
Thomas Jeffery $100.00 Father Judge Diana Haughey Port Richmond T/W
 

Teamsters Local 929 held a Shop Steward Seminar on September 17th. Many of the Local 929 Shop Stewards were in attendance. We received positive feedback from the Stewards. The Seminar was very informative and they left with a stronger knowledge on how to better represent the members at their workplace.

IBT Eastern Region Vice President Bill Hamilton spoke on the important role of the Union Shop Steward. The Steward is the first line of defense. Mr. Hamilton also pointed out that the War on Workers is still an issue on the forefront of the IBT agenda. Mr. Hamilton stressed the importance of voting. Whether it is the IBT General Election or the Local, State and National Elections. Everyone must exercise their right to vote. Every vote counts!

Barbara Lichtman, from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, talked to the Stewards about the mediation process. Ms. Lichtman explained that FCMS is a valuable tool available to assist in reaching a resolution, whether it is during contract negotiation or a grievance procedure.

Neal Goldstein, Freedman and Lorry. PC, counsel for Teamsters Local 929, gave a comprehensive training seminar. Mr. Goldstein spoke on the proper procedures a Steward must apply when dealing with their fellow employees and their employers. Shop Stewards are the first line of defense in the Union. The role of the Shop Steward is one of the most important positions in a Union. Mr. Goldstein gave instructions on how to handle grievances and how to present yourself as a Steward.

 

Annual Local 929 Picnic

     On July 11th Teamsters Local 929 held their Annual Picnic. Members and their families attended the event. "This picnic is a great opportunity for our Membership to gather outside their work place", stated President Rocky Bryan Jr. The Local plans to have the picnic yearly and hopes more Members will attend each year.

 

On April 11, 2011,  Teamsters Local 929 Members and Staff took part in a "STOP THE WAR ON WORKERS" rally on the steps of the Capital Building in Harrisburg.

 

Rocky and the Ching Ching Crew
It was a great day of fun for everyone
Local 929 Members of the Ching Ching Crew, "The Potato Guys", and their families who make up the forklift operators and jack drivers employed at Procacci Bros. had their annual picnic on Sunday, August 14th. The party went on despite heavy rains all day. "This is what it's all about; Families, Friends and Union Brothers and Sisters coming together for a day of fun", says Local 929 President Rocky Bryan. Rain or shine, the Potato Guys know how to put a picnic together.

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