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Brittany Global Strike Ends

Teamsters Local 59 is pleased to announce that after 16 weeks the Strike at Brittany Global Technologies in New Bedford has been brought to a successful conclusion.

Through the resolve of our striking members, we were able to achieve substantial improvements including significant wage increases, lowered insurance contributions, and increased retirement benefits. The contract was overwhelmingly ratified.

The Teamsters Local 59 Executive Board, Staff and striking members at Brittany Global would like to extend our sincere gratitude for everyone who showed their support and solidarity throughout the strike.

Brittany Global Strike Ends
Brittany Global Strike Ends
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Below: Members of Teamsters Local 59 rally to show support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini at the UPS Sagamore, MA facility.

Members of Teamsters Local 59 rally to show support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini at the UPS Sagamore, MA facility
Solidarity in Teamsters Local 59 - Drivers in Dartmouth rally in support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini

Above: Solidarity in Teamsters Local 59: Drivers in Dartmouth rally in support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini.



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Working People's Day Of Action, New Bedford MA
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Working People's Day Of Action

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Teamsters Local 59 Participates In The Working People's Day Of Action Against The Janus Supreme Court Case




Working People's Day Of Action, New Bedford MA



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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 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, April 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
    Location: Knucklehead Restaurant's Meeting Room, 85 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA

  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERSView list of 2018 scholarship winners!

  • 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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