Teamsters Local 623 Executive Board named Joan-Elaine Miller official chair of the new caucus today, September 18th. President Clarence Bagby formally appointed Joan as chair this afternoon and the entire Executive Board congratulated her on her well deserved appointment. Secretary Treasurer Richard Hooker Jr. said the caucus was "a long time coming" and that he was "proud to finally get this started."
|Joan-Elaine Miller at a picket in July|
Joan has been increasingly active in Local 623 starting with the last two contract fights: "I’ve spent the last 6-7 years traveling the country educating myself" said Miller. She hopes the Women's Caucus will provide a space for Teamster women to get more involved:
"One of the things I’ve learned throughout this process is that women Teamsters have workplace issues that are specific to us. We could use a resource to help us deal with, and solve workplace problems and more!"
Joan has been a Teamster for 27 Years and a package driver for 15.
The caucus will host meetings and plan a variety of events. All Teamsters Local 623 women members in good standing are eligible for membership. Contact Joan-Elaine Miller for more information and to learn how to get involved.