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2019 LOCAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

UPDATE:  Ballots were mailed out on November 14, 2019. If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, November 22, 2019 please contact the Union Office at (251) 433-1521 or (800) 859-2307 by phone, in person, or in writing to request a duplicate ballot. Please do not leave your information on the answering machine. The office staff will need to verify your mailing address. The last day to request a duplicate ballot is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Voting instructions, rules, and timelines are printed on the back of your official ballot.

Only those ballots which are returned to the post office box designated on the return envelope (in your voting packet) by 9:30 a.m. on December 7, 2019 shall be counted.

Exercise your right to vote.

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On October 7, 2019 the following Nominations Notice was mailed to all active members of Teamsters Local 991 at their last known address. If you do not receive this notice by October 15, 2019 please contact the Local 991 Union Office at (251) 433-1521 to verify your mailing address. 

 October 07, 2019

TO ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 991

NOTICE:  NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION No. 991

 A SPECIAL MEETING has been called for Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Teamsters Local Union Hall, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL  36602 at 8:00 pm. Nominations will be held for the following offices:

President

Vice-President

Secretary-Treasurer & Business Manager

Recording Secretary

Three (3) Trustees

THE TERM OF OFFICE IS THREE (3) YEARS

To be eligible to nominate and/or second a nomination, and otherwise participate in the nomination meeting, a member's dues must be paid up through the month prior to the month in which the nomination meeting is held. Prospective nominees are advised to verify in advance of the nomination meeting, the eligibility of their nominators and seconders.

To be eligible for elections to any office, a member must be in continuous good standing in the Local Union and actively employed at the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local union for a period to twenty-four (24) consecutive months prior to the nomination and in attendance of at least fifty-percent (50%) of the regular membership meetings during the same period and must be eligible to hold the office, if elected. However, the 50% meeting attendance requirement shall not be enforced as a condition of eligibility to run for office in this election.

Elected officers of the Local Union shall, by virtue of such election, be delegates to any Joint Council with which the Local Union is affiliated as well as to any convention of any subordinate body which may take place during their term of office. Elected Local Union officers shall be delegates to such convention in the order of priority set forth in Article III, Section 5(a)(1) of the International Constitution or as set forth in the Local Union Bylaws. Local Union Bylaws are available upon request.

In accordance with Article XXII, Section 4(a) of the International Constitution, all nominations must be made at the nominations meeting by a member in good standing OTHER THAN THE NOMINEE and seconded by a member in good standing OTHER THAN THE NOMINEE. Nominations and seconds may be made orally from the floor or in writing at the nomination meeting. Candidates must accept nomination at the time made, either in person or if absent, in writing, and may accept the nomination for ONLY ONE OFFICE.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

By order of your Local Union Executive Board, the voting will be by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed on or about November 14, 2019. To be eligible to vote in this election, a member must have paid his dues through the month prior to the month in which the election is held. Dues arrearages may be paid at Teamsters Local 991, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36602 by December 6, 2019 during regular office hours, 8-4:30. Any eligible member not receiving a mail ballot by November 22, 2019 should contact the union hall at (251) 433-1521 or 1(800) 859-2307, by phone, or in person, or in writing. Nov. 27, noon, is the last day to request a duplicate ballot.

Only those ballots which are returned to the post office box designated on the return envelope, (in your voting packet) by 9:30 am on December 7, 2019 shall be counted. NO HAND DELIVERED BALLOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Do not send any additional papers, letters, grievances, etc. to the post office box, designated for this mail referendum. The counting of the ballots will commence on December 7, 2019, Saturday, beginning at approximately 9:45 am at Teamsters Local 991, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL  36602.

A Local Union Election rules summary and a Schedule of Election Events are available upon request at Teamsters Local 991.

The Candidate for each office who receives a plurality of the votes cast for the offices shall be elected thereto, except in case of Trustees, in which case the three (3) Candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. In accordance with Article XXII, Section 4(b) of the International Constitution, each candidate has the right to  have at least one observer, at the Candidate's own expense, at the preparation and mailing of the ballots, the retrieval of the ballots from the post office, and the opening and counting of the ballots. The observer must be a member in good standing of the Local Union. The rules for the Conduct of Elections is contained in the Bylaws of Local 991, Section 16.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR LOCAL UNION HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS.       PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE LOCAL UNION DOES NOT HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS.

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 991 VICTORY AT COCA COLA UNITED

Local 991 arbitrated a discharge at Coca Cola United on March 12, 2019 where the Company issued a final warning and a discharge to an employee on the same day for forklift violations.

The Union argued successfully before an Arbitrator that the Company did not have the right to issue two separate disciplines for violations involving a forklift that were both done on the same day in the process of operating this forklift. The Company gave the employee no opportunity to correct his behavior but, instead, handed him two discipline forms and walked him out the door.

The Arbitrator issued a decision on May 6th, siding with the Union and ordered the Company to reinstate the employee with back pay and benefits.

Teamsters Local 991 will continue to fight these type injustices at Coca Cola and all other Companies in our jurisdiction who violate our CBA and treat employees unjustly.

Membership Meetings

DON'T FORGET:  Your Teamsters Local 991 General Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Hall, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama. FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER ONLY: Membership meeting will be held on the second Saturday (December 14, 2019) preceding the Christmas Party.
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Principal Officer's Message

  I would like to personally welcome all members and guests to the new and improved Teamsters Local 991 website. The goal is to make this site member-friendly, and with your input we will achieve that goal. It is with honor and gratitude that I serve the members and look forward to growing Local 991 to the level of potential that I vision.
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Congratulations Ryan!

Congratulations to Ryan Jacobsen on being selected to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Kurt Barger on being chosen by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's Selection Committee to receive the Essay Contest award. Kurt is the son of Steve & Angie Barger. Steve is a Teamsters Local 991 member employed as a UPS Package Car Driver at the Chipley, FL Center.
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CHRISTMAS 2019

SAVE THE DATE! Teamsters Local 991 Annual Membership Christmas Party will be held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14,2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.    at the Local Hall, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL   Members +1 guest are invited to attend.
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LABOR DAY 2019

IT WAS A GREAT DAY!!!!

ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE

Once again Teamsters Local 991 members and their families rode in trolleys through the streets of downtown Mobile tossing throws and rolls of tissue to the crowds who lined the streets. We had trucks from some of our represented Companies (Standard Furniture, YRC and UPS) driven by our members joining the parade.

All of our participating members received a free Teamsters Local 991 t-shirt. 

After the parade we gathered together at the Locall 991 Union Hall and enjoyed a free lunch provided by the Local. We enjoyed hot dogs, Conecuh sausage dogs, chips, potato salad, baked beans, lemon cake, assorted cookies and cold drinks. Thank you to the office staff and Executive Board who set up, served, manned the grill, and cleaned up. A very special thanks to President Lavon Lindsey and his wife who made the potato salad, baked beans and lemon cakes.

This is a special event to honor everyday working people who work hard to provide a better life for their families and keep our communities strong. Organized labor is alway well-represented and the parade is usually covered by the local media. You can catch some pictures in our photo gallery.

We had a wonderful turn-out of members and their families and a great time was had by all. Mark it down on your 2020 calendar and make plans to be a part of this next year.


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LEGISLATIVE 2019

Local 991 members Kammeron Brown (UPS Tallahassee) and Justin Peacock (UPS Pensacola) participated in the Florida AFL-CIO Working Family Lobby in Tallahassee during the latest legislative session. They visited with the legislators and shared the concerns of working men and women. They were joined by members from other Florida locals who are making sure that organized labor continues to have a voice.

 
 
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