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IBT Local Union No. 295

AIR FREIGHT CHAUFFEURS, HANDLERS, WAREHOUSEMEN,

ALLIED WORKERS, MISCELLANEOUS, PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES

AFFILIATED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS

V I C T O R Y      T H R O U G H      U N I T Y

“All that serves labor serves the nation.  All that harms is treason.  If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.  There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.”   Abraham Lincoln

President’s View

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family healthy and well. With the help and support of the Teamster Local 295 members, Stewards, Business Agents and our Executive Board we have completed a successful year. We are thankful to say that the promises made to the members to protect and serve their best interest have been kept. On a whole our Local 295 contracts continue to ensure our members job security, good wages and benefits. We have also faced challenges and upsets through this year which we have met and remedied those that were unjust.


The companies that this Local represents have been successful and profitable as a result of their workers, the honest and hard-working employees that we are lucky to represent.  We come from all walks of life, cultures, religion, races, and genders. Our belief in the Teamster labor movement and the sense of true trade unionism is what unifies and protects us. I have been a proud working member of Local 295 for 40 years and I am thankful for all the good things, good people and good times I have enjoyed throughout my teamster membership. My family and I have enjoyed a good steady income, healthcare and will one day receive my pension benefit. Nothing is or ever was perfect with my life or this Local, but I have always tried to correct a wrong, to watch out for others and to respect everyone and I am proud to share this mission with my Local 295 brothers and sisters.


Congratulations to this year‘s Local 295 Scholarship Fund winners and their parents for their achievements now and in their future. I am happy to also congratulate the two dependents Dylan Macejko and Kumar Pavani who were awarded a James R. Hoffa Boot Strap Scholarship Award. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the generous contributors to our Local 295 Scholarship Fund, the members, Val, Vinny, Jack, all our stewards and alternates for their efforts, generosity and all their support and hard work throughout the year.


May God bless all our servicemen and women who protect our freedom every day.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!


      Lou Calemine, President - Local 295