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    From the Desk of Secretary Treasurer Tom Quackenbush

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    As Secretary Treasurer, I am constantly gauging our financial health.  Everything we do is directly related to you, the membership, and that is why it is important to manage our finances with a strong sense of accountability.  Effectively and efficiently managing the Local’s finances so we can continue to provide the best opportunities for all members is my highest priority.

    As we hurtle towards the end of 2018 it is comforting to know that our income and expenses are well-balanced and because of that we certainly have plenty of financial options moving forward.  Despite this, we must always be cautious and not take our healthy financial position for granted by delving into frivolous ventures or making unnecessary expenditures. Sometimes as an organization we feel somewhat pulled in many different directions and that is to be expected because we are a diverse organization.  But it is those diversities that make us who we are and what we are financially committed to.

    So, while we will soon be closing our books for the year and working with auditors to ensure that our financial statements fairly and correctly represent our financial position, we will also be working on new programs that support our diverse membership and making sure they are being accomplished within an approved budget.

    I am proud of the work that is being done by our Local Union.  Please keep yourself informed so you can be proud too.  As always, I look forward to hearing from any member who has any questions, suggestions or comments about our financial health.

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  • The Presidents Message
    Updated On: Dec 06, 2018

    As I sit down and gather my thoughts for this letter, I am reminded that our Local is in the middle of an election.  While I don’t know the outcome of this election today; by the time this newsletter is printed we will all know the results and what direction our Local Union will be heading in. 

    Whatever the outcome, what is taking place in our Local is no different than what is playing out in politics, on college campuses and in our cities and communities every day.  It is healthy for people to disagree and sometimes out of fear, people often assume that their goals differ from the goals of others.  And it makes me wonder how do we come together when, for some, we are starting from a place of division and separation?

    The answer for me is to go back to basics and find common ground.  I think that we all agree that, as Teamsters…as brother and sisters, we ultimately all share the same goal… Strength and solidarity.  Without these core values we cannot achieve good, solid contracts, which insure that our members' wages, hours, and working conditions are always protected and always improving.   No matter what your age, cultural or religious background or political affiliation that one common goal has always brought Teamsters together. Embracing the diversity of our organization and working together to achieve that goal will be the glue that holds us together.

    With that in mind, I can only say that I hope that you all took the time to exercise your right to vote in our Local Election and I hope that you all take the time to vote on Election Day, as it is right and freedom that no one should ignore or take lightly. 


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