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Teamsters Local 623
December 17, 2017
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Officers & Staff Info
Secretary Treasurer & Principal Officer

Bill Shanahan

Teamster since 1985

Served as Alternate Shop Steward in Package Centers

Elected Alternate Delegate 1996 & Delegate to 2006 & 2011 IBT Conventions

Serves as Trustee to Legal Service Fund

Elected Trustee to Local 623 Executive Board 1998

Elected Recording Secretary 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013

IBT Leadership Academy Graduate

Member UPS Supplement and GLI Contract Committees.

Appointed Secretary Treasurer & Principal Officer 2016

President/Business Agent

Bill Morris

Joined Teamsters 1973

Elected Delegate to 96,01,06,11 IBT Conventions

Appointed Business Agent 1996

Elected Trustee to Local 623 Executive Board 1998

Member 1997,2002,Co-Chairman 2008,UPS Supplemental Negotiating Committee

Elected Vice President 2004

Elected President 2010, 2013

Appointed by Gen. President Hoffa to the UPS National Air Committee & 2008, IBT National UPS Negotiating Committee

Vice President/Business Agent

Joan McGovern

Teamster since 1989

Elected Shop Steward 1991

Appointed Trustee 2003 as first woman to serve as a Local 623 Executive Board member for more than 30 years

Elected Trustee 2004

Appointed Vice President 2010

Elected Vice President 2010, 2013

Elected Alternate Delegate to 2006,2011 IBT Convention

Member of 2008 UPS Supplemental Negotiating Committee.

Recording Secretary/Business Agent

Kevin Mallee

Teamster since 1984

Elected Shop Steward for most of career

Started Part-Time on the UPS Preload in 1985

Became a Package Driver 1989 in Media Center

Elected Alternate Delegate to the 2006,2011 IBT Conventions

Appointed to Local 623 Executive Board as Trustee 2007

Elected Trustee 2007, 2010, 2013

Appointed to UPS Supplemental Negotiating Committee.

Upper Darby BellTellco Credit Union Supervisory Committee Member 2015

Appointed Recording Secretary 2016

Trustee/ Business Agent

Rob Whartenby

Proud Teamster since 1990

Began career as a Preloader at Oregon Ave.

Currently a Package Driver in Mayfair Center

Alternate Shop Steward in Mayfair Center and Mt. Airy Center

Shop Steward in Mayfair Center

Elected to Local 623 Executive Board as Trustee 2007, 2010, 2013

Elected Alternate Delegate to the 2011 IBT Convention


Izzy Gray

Became a Teamster in 1994

Started as a preloader at Oregon Ave 

In 2002 bid to the Airport as a full time member

Currently working at the Air Hub where is also the Shop Steward, representing the Twi hub and Ramp members

Appointed Trustee 2010

Elected Trustee 2010, 2013

Member of the Teamsters National Black Caucus

Jeff Hester


George Ruggieri

Became Teamster 1974

Worked Oregon Ave Preload

Served as Shop Steward for 23 years

Appointed Business Agent and Trustee to Local 623 Executive Board 2003

Elected Trustee 2004

Appointed Trustee of Local 623 Legal Services Fund

Elected Delegate to the 2006,2011 IBT Convention

Member 2002 & 2008 UPS Supplemental Negotiation Committee

Elected Secretary Treasurer 2007, 2010, 2013

Honored to have the opportunity to lead this Local Union forward

Retired August 01, 2016

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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.


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