Sandy Pope Remembers Ron Carey

When I became a Teamster in 1978, our union was on the defensive. A terrible economy, deregulation and anti-union politicians had the entire labor movement on its heels.

What a breath of fresh air Ron Carey was and what an inspiration he was in those days—winning strikes at UPS as the president of Local 804 and negotiating the best pensions in the country.

When Ron became our General President, he showed our entire International Union how we could unite and beat corporate greed. It was an honor to work for him. As we face tough times again as a labor movement, Ron’s memory is an inspiration reminding us what working people can do when we stick together.

Sandy Pope, President
Teamsters Local 805

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