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The Solidarity Podcast is the official Podcast of Teamsters Local 769 in Miami, FL. We have a long and proud heritage of representing South Florida Teamsters in numerous industries and helping workers organize their workplace to become union members. We take pride in our Union and our members and will fight for a living wage for all Americans. Subscribe and join us for each episode as we discuss topics that will help workers stand up against the erosion of their quality of life and understand all of the benefits to which they are entitled.

Our Goal is to bring news and information to our members as well as offer an educational program to aid non-union workers in forming a union at their workplace.

Teamsters Local 769 represents Teamster brothers and sisters in South Florida, from Orlando to Key West and we lead the way in workers rights in an age where collective bargaining has proven to be the last line of defense against rampant corporate greed. Interested in organizing your coworkers?

Contact us and join in the fight for worker rights and restoring a strong middle class.

www.TeamstersLocal769.org/Podcast

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The Solidarity Podcast is the official Podcast of Teamsters Local 769 in Miami, FL. We have a long and proud heritage of representing South Florida Teamsters in numerous industries and helping workers organize their workplace to become union members. We take pride in our Union and our members and will fight for a living wage for all Americans. Subscribe and join us for each episode as we discuss topics that will help workers stand up against the erosion of their quality of life and understand all of the benefits to which they are entitled.

Our Goal is to bring news and information to our members as well as offer an educational program to aid non-union workers in forming a union at their workplace.

Teamsters Local 769 represents Teamster brothers and sisters in South Florida, from Orlando to Key West and we lead the way in workers rights in an age where collective bargaining has proven to be the last line of defense against rampant corporate greed. Interested in organizing your coworkers?

Contact us and join in the fight for worker rights and restoring a strong middle class.

www.TeamstersLocal769.org/Podcast

    SPECIAL REPORT – UNITED Airlines Extension

    SPECIAL REPORT – UNITED Airlines Extension

    This episode explains a few of the details of the UNITED Airlines Contract Extension, as well as information on how to request duplicate credentials. That process is also included below.







    2023 CONTRACT EXTENSION DUPLICATE VOTING CREDENTIAL REQUEST







    ANYONE WHO HAS NOT RECEIVED THEIR VOTING CREDENTIALS IN THE MAIL AT THE TIME OF THIS MEMO WILL NEED TO REQUEST YOUR DUPLICATE CREDENTIALS IMMEDIATELY AND BEFORE JANUARY 27, 2023 @ 11:00 AM EASTERN TIME







    DUPLICATE BALLOTS CAN BE REQUESTED BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO OFFICE@TEAMSTERSLOCAL769.ORG OR BY CALLING THE LOCALS MIAMI OFFICE @ (305) 642-6255







    • IF YOU SEND AN E-MAIL (THIS IS THE PREFERRED METHOD), YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU PUT “REQUEST FOR UAL DUPLICATE VOTING CREDENTIALS” AND GIVE YOUR FULL NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, SSN, CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, AND PERSONAL E-MAIL ADDRESS. ALSO, INCLUDE WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR DUPLICATE CREDENTIAL BY “TEXT” OR “E-MAIL” (WE RECOMMEND RECEIVING IT BY TEXT), YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL FROM THE LOCALS ADMIN. WHO WILL THEN CONTACT “BALLOT POINT” AND HAVE YOUR VOTING CREDENTIALS SENT TO YOU.• IF YOU CALL THE LOCAL ADMIN. WILL ASK YOU FOR THE ABOVE INFORMATION, AND YOUR REQUEST WILL BE SENT TO BALLOT POINT SO YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR DUPLICATE CREDENTIALS.• IF YOU CALL THE LOCAL OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS HOURS (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM), OR IF NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE, AFTER THE MESSAGE AND DIRECTORY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LEAVE A “GENERAL” MESSAGE THAT WILL BE RETRIEVED BY ADMIN. AGAIN MAKE SURE TO LEAVE ALL THE NEEDED INFORMATION SO YOU CAN BE CONTACTED IF NEEDED.DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REQUEST YOUR DUPLICATE CREDENTIALS – DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME OF REQUESTS AND THE TIME OF DAY YOUR REQUEST IS MADE; IT CAN TAKE FROM 1 HOUR TO 48 HOURS TO RECEIVE YOUR DUPLICATE CREDENTIALS.

    • 9 min
    The Amazon Union Threat

    The Amazon Union Threat

    News: Indian River County contract ratification, Teamsters Local 769 Picnics, RLA steward training, TLU769 Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, and an organizing victory for maintenance workers at DHL Express.







    Promo: Teamster Privilege Benefits







    Main Story: Excerpts from the 2022 Local 769 Steward Seminar featuring details on the threat of Amazon and its impact on Union members.







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Smartphone App







    Closing Credits: Show produced by the Officers and Staff of Teamsters Local 769, including Josh Zivalich, Roly Pina, and Steve Myers, with contributions by Local 769 Business Agents. The episode was written and produced by Bryan Bezpiaty.







    Music in this episode:







    Title and Credits Theme - The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628  Ft: Apoxode







    Promo backgrounds - Onion Capers by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 38 min
    The Summer of 22 – Special Update

    The Summer of 22 – Special Update

    News: Numerous contract ratifications including Avis, CEMEX, Freshpoint, IMEX, and more. Stewards gather for Training Seminar and UPS members conduct a Day of Action







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund







    Main Story: An interview with Airline Agent Tommy Esposito and MCO Chief Steward Paul Becerra who provide a local update for United Airlines members and how to get connected to good information heading into negotiations. 







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament







    Special Thanks to Tommy Esposito, Paul Becerra, Luis Cruz, and Randy Launderville

    • 19 min
    UPS Roundtable – Today & Planning for 2023

    UPS Roundtable – Today & Planning for 2023

    News: Workers at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions join the Teamsters. Details from our March 2022 General Membership Meeting including a 2022 Legislative debrief by Andy Madtes. Teamsters Local 769 E-board passes a resolution on Ukraine - see the entire resolution here - https://teamsterslocal769.org/forms/Ukraine-Resolution-TeamstersLocal769.pdf . The local receives a Thank You letter from a 2021 Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship recipient.







    Promo: Teamster Privilege Benefits Package - https://teamster.org/benefits/







    Main Story: Teamsters Local 769 Business Agents and UPS Stewards discuss common issues at our UPS facilities and give solid advice to help combat issues in the workplace. A plan leading into 2023 contract negotiations was discussed and the importance of getting involved.







    Special Thanks: Keith Pascalis, Mike Cortez, Chuck Thome, Dan Allen, Sean Bryson, Persio Diaz, Bob Grecol, and Denis Napolitano.







    Closing Credits: Show produced by the Officers and Staff of Teamsters Local 769 including Josh Zivalich, Roly Piña, and Steve Myers with contributions by Local 769 Business Agents. Episode written and produced by Bryan Bezpiaty. Show notes available at https://teamsterslocal769.org/solidarity 

    • 32 min
    Go Team Airline Training

    Go Team Airline Training

    News: Details from our February 2022 General Membership Meeting, Steward Seminar & Scholarships







    Promo: Teamster Privilege Benefits Package







    Main Story: An interview with Chris Moore of the Airline Division, and members from Northern Air Cargo, who discuss the important role the Union plays in accident investigation and more.







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund







    Special Thanks: Chris Moore and David Renshaw.







    Closing Credits: Show produced by the Officers and Staff of Teamsters Local 769 including Josh Zivalich, Roly Piña, and Steve Myers with contributions by Local 769 Business Agents. Episode written and produced by Bryan Bezpiaty.

    • 25 min
    The 2022 FL Legislative Session Begins & A Look Back at 2021

    The 2022 FL Legislative Session Begins & A Look Back at 2021

    News: Special Guest at our 2021 Holiday Meeting, Airline Training during August of 2021, 2021 Teamsters Local 769 Toy Drive wrap-up, a tribute to the Great Don Marr, and the 2022 Legislative Update







    Story 1: Segments from our 2021 Holiday General Membership Meeting featuring Josh Zivalich and a very special guest, James P. Hoffa.







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund







    Story 2: Andy Madtes joins us to discuss the beginning of the 2022 Florida legislative session and details a few of the bad bills that we need to keep an eye on. SB 1124 and HB 943, would have a drastically negative impact on workers' wages and overrule local governments' right to have a say in their economies. Call your legislators and tell them to vote NO!







    Promo: Teamsters Local 769 Smartphone App







    Special Thanks: David Renshaw, Andy Madtes, and all of the 2021 Toy Drive Donors







    Show produced by the Officers and Staff of Teamsters Local 769 including Josh Zivalich, Roly Piña, and Steve Myers with contributions by Local 769 Business Agents. Episode written and produced by Bryan Bezpiaty.

    • 31 min

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