This being the first local election we’ve had since 1998, most of us aren’t familiar with the process. Here’s what’s going on: Friday, October 25th the ballots will be counted. According to Merriman-River Group, there’s no limit on the number of observers to the ballot count but they reserve the right to cap if thereContinue reading “Votes Counted Friday”
For this campaign, we’ve driven around the state to talk with Teamsters in Local 695 about our workplaces, our contracts and how our union is working. Everywhere we go we hear similar things: “We thought it was just us that were having problems”, “Things gotta change”, “The guys at the union think we work forContinue reading “Rebuild Works For You”
En español Hello Teamsters! Ballots should be at your homes by now. Be sure to fill them out and send them back in the mail. In case you need a little help, here’s the basics of how to fill it out: If you have not received a ballot or need a replacement, call 877-324-7655. Vota!Continue reading “Vote!”
Sister and brother Teamsters, This week we will be receiving ballots for the election of officers for our union, Teamsters Local 695. This will be the first election of officers since 1998 – that is because information about our union and how to participate is regularly hidden from the members. Only one sitting officer, PresidentContinue reading “All They Got is Fear”
We picked the name “Rebuild” because we want to stop the decline of our union and we think the only way to do that is to empower our membership for a fighting, democratic union. Don’t believe we’re in decline? Let’s take a look at some numbers filed by Local 695 with the Department of Labor.Continue reading “Misleadership in 695”
We are on the ballot!!! Last night, Tuesday 9/17/19 about 40 Rebuild supporters attended the Teamster Membership Meeting to nominate our candidates and make sure that we’re getting a fair election. There were two Teamster brothers from UPS Freight in attendance and I believe one retiree; the rest were staff for Local 695 and theContinue reading “Nominations Meeting Report”
En español On taking office, there will be a lot of work to do. We say we want to REBUILD Local 695 because a lot of the union basics have fallen to the wayside and we need to go to the fundamentals. Here is a list of four things we will do when we takeContinue reading “First Things We’ll Do”
En español Rebuild 695 is not just a leadership election, we want to change our union so that it is run by the members in our workplaces. That sounds nice, but how could we actually do that? First, the officers of Teamsters Local 695 currently appoint the stewards and bargaining committees for all shops inContinue reading “How can members run the union?”
New election flyers hot off the press! Names and positions for our slate, a group picture of five of us and some points on what we want to accomplish! ¡Nuevos volantes electorales acaparan la prensa! Nombres y posiciones, una imagen grupal de cinco de nosotros y algunos puntos sobre lo que queremos lograr.
From some Teamsters in local 414.