As a Teamster Local 295 member working in essential services you and all of the Teamsters Local 295 members have performed your jobs with nothing less than a remarkable high level of great and reliable service to your employer, their customers, and the nations commerce. You have done your jobs each-
Besides your great job performance you have put up the strongest fight against this WUHAN VIRUS (CCP Virus) and have successfully kept it from spreading and infecting others by your steadfast compliance of all the CDC’s recommended safety practices. You have worked long and hard to cover your jobs by meeting the demands brought on by the large increase of shipments being handled. This heavy volume is the result caused by the changes in the economy and the consumers shift to airfreight and E-
I am very proud and thankful that you have been able to accomplish all this and at the same time you have provided your families with a good honest income and medical coverage. You have been a great example to everyone. You have not let this pandemic or the things that have been caused by it beat you or win. You define what a Teamster union worker can do in the toughest and most difficult of times.
This year has been tough on all of us, but you have prevailed, and I am very proud of all of you. What greatly impresses me when I look back over this year, I see how you and all the members of this Union have worked and conducted yourselves and endured all the personal hardships of this pandemic. You have faced all the challenges and dangers brought on by this virus and you have successfully gotten through it. You and all our families have earned and deserve a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year. We need to move onward and forward into a new year in a positive way. We need to continue with all the positive ways that we have conducted ourselves during this last year to beat the virus that has not beaten us!
To all our members, stewards, alternates, Business Agents, the Executive Board and Val, you have my greatest respect, gratitude, admiration, and appreciation. I thank you for who you are and how you earn an honest living in these tough times. All of you inspire me every day with your great spirit, your dedication and loyalty to our members and Teamster Local 295.
I wish you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy and healthy Holiday Season! God Bless Everyone.
Lou Calemine, President -