Brittany Global On Strike
On July 29, 2018, approximately 80 members at Brittany Global Technologies took to the streets after rejecting the Company's last offer.
Through the efforts of the hardworking Teamster Men and Women, Brittany Global is now the major supplier of military fabrics, camouflage apparel and auxiliary products for all branches of the United States Military.
"The Teamsters will continue to picket 24/7 until we are able to achieve the contract these workers deserve," said Local 59 President and Business Agent Robert Sylvia, Jr.
Join your brothers and sisters on the line at 1357 E. Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford.
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Working People's Day Of Action
February 26, 2018
New Bedford MA
Teamsters Local 59 Participates In The Working People's Day Of Action Against The Janus Supreme Court Case
Local 59 would like to announce the retirement of President and Business Representative Philip Sullivan on February 1, 2018. On behalf of the members and staff, we would like to thank President Sullivan for his years of service.
Support Our Troops - Care Packages for the Holidays
Local 59 is again 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 that MUST be in individual serving size containers. Donated items can be dropped off at the Union Office during regular business hours. We are also encouraging Stewards to collect items at each location. The Union will make arrangements to pick up any donated items collected by the Stewards.
The deadline for collection of items will be Friday, November 9, 2018.
Please support the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to defend our freedom!
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
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS – View 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERS – See updates on the National Teamsters website !
Ryder Truck Rental Strike In New Bedford Is Over
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.