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Support Our Troops - Care Packages for the Holidays

Local 59 is participating in the Teamsters JCIO Women's Committee Mission which is to send Care Packages to the US Military during the Holiday Season. View list of acceptable items. The Union Office has a box set up at our location where you can deposit these items. We are also encouraging our Stewards to collect items at each location. The deadline for collection of items will be Saturday, December 2, 2017. The Union will make arrangements to pick up any items collected by the Stewards. In addition, if anyone is aware of any member who was deployed, please contact our office with their name.

Please support the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom everyday!




Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA
Teamsters Local 59, New Bedford, MA




Teamsters Union Local No. 59

George F. Belanger
Secretary - Treasurer & Executive Officer


To Be Strong - We Must Be United

On behalf of the Executive Board and Staff of Teamsters Union Local No. 59, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Teamsters Local 59 is proud to be representing workers in many different classifications throughout the Greater New Bedford, Cape Cod, and the Islands since 1933.

This website contains information on important dates, updates on events, scholarship information, as well as contact information that you may find useful.

Whether you are a member of our great Union, looking to join or just passing through for a visit, thanks for stopping by.

George F. Belanger
Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Officer




Recent News of Interest

  • The next Monthly Meeting will be Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:00 am
    Location: Knucklehead Restaurant's Meeting Room, 85 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA

  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERSView list of 2017 scholarship winners!

  • STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY - All unlicensed vessel employees, including pursers/AB, boatswains/AB,
      ablebodied seaman, ordinary seaman, chief cooks, oilers and wipers overwhelmingly ratified their first contract with the
      Teamsters Union. There are approximately 185 employees and we welcome them to Teamsters Local 59.

  • CLASSES OFFERED FOR OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION and 8-HOUR HAZMAT AWARENESS CLASS
      - Members who are interested should contact the Union Office at 508-993-1505.

  • VETERANS: TEAMSTERS MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM available – email tmap@teamster.org for info.


Other News:

  • INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERSSee updates on the National Teamsters website !




Ryder Truck Rental Strike In New Bedford Is Over

Ryder Truck Rental Strike, New Bedford MA, 2016

Local 59 is pleased to announce that after 10 weeks, the Strike at Ryder Truck in New Bedford has been brought to a successful conclusion. Through the resolve of our striking members and the tremendous support from our Brothers and Sisters within Joint Council 10 and the area Labor Community, we were able to achieve substantial improvements throughout the new contract.

On behalf of the Ryder Members, the Teamsters Local 59 Executive Board and Staff, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all those individuals who showed their support and solidarity throughout the strike.





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