Local 322 Members In Action

UPS Teamsters in Richmond are getting gloves and hand sanitizer thanks to quick thinking by Local 322 members and decisive action by their local union.


Package car driver and Local Union Trustee Anthony Mosby delivers to an auto-supply shop.

Mosby noticed a shipment of disposable work gloves, and acted fast. He contacted his local to let them know a customer had gloves available.  

Local 322 bought the gloves and distributed them to members.

“We have relationships with our customers and those relationships can come in handy in a crisis,” said Mosby. “We just have to think outside the box.”

 
Andre Williams, a 22.3 and shop steward at the Richmond hub, was tired of hearing management’s excuses for not providing hand sanitizer. So he took the initiative himself.

Williams looked up local distilleries and got in contact with one that confirmed they were producing hand sanitizer.

Local 322 contacted the distillery to make arrangements to get hand sanitizer purchased. The local is also calling on public officials to provide PPE to Teamsters and other essential workers.  

“This is about protecting UPS workers, our families, and the public,” said Local 322 President Brian Peyton.

Teamster Solidarity

Members and officers are coordinating across the Joint Council to get PPE and cleaning supplies in the hands of working Teamsters.

“What’s available in Richmond might not be available in Virginia Beach, and vice versa. We’re working together to keep members safe,” said Peyton.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

During the Crisis of the Century, Hoffa Sides with Management

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters across the country have been thrust into an unexpected crisis of unforeseeable proportions. At UPS, no sooner did many of us find out that we were a part of the “essential workforce” than we were fighting on the shop floor to protect ourselves from the virus.  

All YRCW Teamsters in TeamCare Get Coverage Extended

A May 9 Memo from the IBT Freight Division reports that arrangements have been made so that both active YRCW employees and employees laid off after March 1 will have the full 8 weeks of “Layoff Coverage" going forward from May 10 to continue health care coverage, if they are in TeamCare (Central States H&W). This includes both employees who have been actively working and those who may have already used up some of the “layoff coverage.”...
View More News Posts