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President's Day Message from the President

Hear a special President's Day message from President Clarence Bagby.

 

Local 623 Radio Is Back

Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer Richard Hooker Jr. is back on the air with Local 623 Radio. Twice a month hear about the state of the Union, major issues in the workplace and learn how 623 members are organizing to fight back.

'How this African-American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

William J Cooke Memorial Scholarship

The William J. Cooke Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Local 623 members who have at least 12 months of consecutive membership in good standing. The application deadline is March 31.

These Vacant Jobs Are Available To Bid at PHL

The following jobs are vacant and available to be bid at PHL. Sign the bid sheet if you're interested and the bid will go to the most senior person. Good luck!

Getting on the 9.5 List

Local 623 has given management the names of Package Car Drivers who want to be on the 9.5 list for the next five months. The new 9.5 list will take effect on January 15 and stay in effect through June 15. 

New Day in Local 623

Thank you to all the members for turning out to the General Membership Meeting. The Executive Board took the oath of office and members were sworn in as Teamsters.

Special thanks to Local 89 President Fred Zuckerman and IBT Vice President Bill Hamilton for standing in solidarity with us. 

Shop Steward Elections

All shop steward elections will be held the last week of January. Elections will begin on Monday, January 27. Steward elections for package drivers will start on Tuesday, January 28 so Tuesday-Saturday drivers can participate. By the end of that week all steward elections should be completed. 

Uniting for a Strong Union

The new Executive Board assumed office on January 1 and we have hit the ground running. We are looking forward to working with you to build a stronger union.

We are reaching out to stewards and members to tackle the backlog of unresolved grievances. We are asking all stewards and members to provide business agents with copies of filed grievances that are unresolved.

Meet Your Business Agents

Meet your new team of Business Agents. We're here to represent you!