Sister and brother Teamsters, By now everyone knows that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious pandemic that threatens serious illness and death. Governor Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency following more confirmed cases of the virus in Wisconsin, and is ordering public schools to close starting Wednesday, March 18th. It can’t be overstatedContinue reading “COVID-19 Coronavirus”
“Whenever a collective bargaining agreement is about to be negotiated, modified or extended at the request of the employer or by this Local Union, the principle executive officer or business representative shall call a meeting at which the membership shall determine and authorize the bargaining demands to be made.” Bylaws of Teamsters Local 695, SectionContinue reading “Metro Teamsters: We Want Our Contract Meeting”
Its been a week since the vote count and the smoke has cleared some, so we can start to look at what we got from running in this election. As we’ve said over and over, this was the first officer election in 20 years. The last election was in 1998 when a 695 business agent,Continue reading “What We Got From Running”
Votes were counted Friday, October 25th at Teamsters 695, 1314 N Stoughton Rd in Madison. Rebuild 695 brought observers: Andy Sernatinger, Sonci Stone, Nikki Sampson and Matt Sarenich; rank and file member Eric Johnson also came to observe. Wayne Schultz Slate had staff members Brian and Sandy as their primary observers; Rick Roeth and BillContinue reading “Detailed Election Results”
Hey folks, we’ll have a longer post soon but we wanna make sure to get the word out for people eager to hear. 1097 ballots cast, with 73 challenged ballots (flagged by the system for dues payment). The result is 540 for Schultz Slate, 454 for Rebuild 695. The margin of victory was 85 votes,Continue reading “Election Results (short)”
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”
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