Las Vegas and Buffalo Teamsters Vote for Change

January 10, 2009: Teamsters in Las Vegas and Buffalo have new officers in 2009.

In Las Vegas Local 631, members voted in a slate led by Kevin Hardison and John Phillipenas. The local represents 6,500 Teamsters at UPS and in freight, waste, convention services, and more.

Earlier this year, members in the Las Vegas convention industry blew the whistle on a scheme where the union set up a nonunion hiring hall inside the union hall.

The membership in Buffalo Local 375 voted for change in their recent election. Mike Wach, a city driver out of New Penn, and his entire slate won office. The local represents freight Teamsters, as well as over 400 ambulance drivers and EMTs at Rural/Metro. These Teamsters have been involved in a months-long contract dispute that has gone to a federal mediator.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Arbitrator Waters Down 9.5 Rights at UPS

UPS drivers’ rights were watered down when the IBT lost an important arbitration decision on 9.5 protections against excessive overtime.

Jack Cooper Concessions Deal Goes Through

Carhaul Director Kevin Moore announced Teamsters at Jack Cooper have accepted a “Restructuring Term Sheet” that allows for concessions under the current carhaul contract. The company claimed they needed new terms to stay in business. The vote was 868 Yes to 427 No.

View More News Posts