Members weren’t getting information from their local. Two UPSers decided to do something about it—and Local 804 Radio was born.
Now Teamsters across the country are tuning in to the “What the Heck Show” starring Hector Fortis and Dave Cintron, two shop stewards from Local 804 in New York.
“Our local officers were keeping members in the dark,” Fortis said. “We’re doing this on our time and on our dime to bring members together for a better union.”
Callers phone in or submit questions by live chat about problems on the job and how to grieve them.
Shop stewards talk with members about how to protect themselves from management.
The show has featured interviews with Teamsters who are organizing against pension cuts or Teamster corruption.
In between the serious topics, Fortis and Cintron poke fun at Teamster officials who b.s. the members and share laughs with callers.
“We have fun with it,” Fortis said.
The What the Heck Show runs every Saturday night at 6 pm Eastern. Log in to listen at www.Local804radio.com
You can also download the podcast at www.whattheheckshow.podomatic.com