UNIONS ARE THE MEMBERS!
Gathering together with our Teamster Brothers and Sisters whether it be negotiations, meetings or simply special occasions having fun; there is strength in UNITY!
THIS IS WHAT SOLIDARITY LOOKS LIKE: UNION BROTHERS & SISTERS STANDING WITH FELLOW UNION MEMBERS IN ATLANTIC CITY
Though the clouds masked the sunshine, the social-distancing face coverings could not mask the smiles of union brothers and sisters who volunteered their time, energy and elbow grease to serve fellow union members and Atlantic City residents in need at a food distribution on Thursday, May 28.
The compassion and solidarity shone through, even when the sun didn’t, as the food distribution sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey delivered emergency food kits, fruits and vegetables and, for the first time, union-made baked goods to hundreds of visitors to Bader Field in Atlantic City. Something for every meal of the day was supplied.
The Bakery Confectionery Tobacco and Grain Millers International Union delivered three truckloads of rolls and breads, cereals and nutritious snacks that were donated by Kellogg’s and Bimbo Baking, and which were picked up over a two-day stretch throughout the eastern half of Pennsylvania just for this event. BCTGM connected with the New Jersey State AFL-CIO as part of its nationwide commitment to assist brothers and sisters in need.
“They got up hours before sunrise to fill these trucks,” said Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. “This is just amazing and heartwarming how dedicated these brothers and sisters are, to do all this.
“They know people are hurting because of all the casino industry shutdowns, and here they are with fresh rolls and bread and cereal, things everyone wants to have. We can’t thank them enough.”
The well-organized distribution followed all health guidelines, as families – sometimes several families per car – popped their car trunks or hatches and volunteers from unions representing every sector of labor from Atlantic City and the nearby region hefted the meal kits, the produce and the baked goods into the cars for them.
Father Andrew Pham from Atlantic City’s Catholic Parish of St. Monica blessed the food, the volunteers and the people in need, and prayed for a swift and safe end to this crisis.
The COVID-19-related shutdown of the Atlantic City casino industry has left the region one of the hardest-hit areas in the country. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates, the CRDA and the FoodBank are sponsoring these distributions as a hand up, not a handout, to reduce food insecurity among people who were thrown out of work through no fault of their own.
Abi Ortiz; Secretary-Treasurer, B.A. participated in a food distribution event aiding the local unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shop visit at City of Brigantine: Jeremy at the controls as Ernie looks on.
Central Labor Council partnered with local radio station 100.7 WZXL and sponsored a contest called “Fly Home for the Holidays”. Our Teamsters Local 331 member John Ordille from UPS won and will being flying to meet his brother for the very first time thanks to this wonderful contest! John recently found out he was adopted and has a brother. Representatives Abi Ortiz and Keith Adams were present during the show taping and would like to thank the CLC for allowing us to be part of it.
2019 Beach BBQ
Members and their families enjoyed a fun filled day at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood on Saturday, July 13th.
Marcus addresses the crowd prior to the start of the days events.
Members of the Local enjoy a fun filled day at the Pier!
The smiles on the faces say it all.
Icy Murphy and her family enjoying the day.
The Executive Board accompanied by Susan Korngut, political guest speaker ham it up for the cameras.
7th Annual Bowling Event
It’s not how you bowl, it’s how you roll. February 17th members and their families gathered in UNITY and had tons of fun!
Kramer Beverage Crew
Atlantic County Gang
Denise Jeanne & Marcus
Andy Rowe (Atlantic County) and his family have a fun evening out.
Eva Paladino (JCAU)
Fun and games for the kids!
Williams vs Reece the family showdown!
Friends having a fun night!
Atlantic County Elections
Eva Paladino (JCAU)
Soon to be retired
Sophia Ken-Howerton of
Rob Sutton of Atlantic County enjoys an evening with his
2019 Scholarship Recipients
CONGRATULATIONS! Sean Carey, Gabrielle Mejias and Ryan Raively
Sean Carey, son of Glen Carey – Liberty Coca Cola
Gabrielle Mejias, daughter of Raymond Mejias – City of Egg Harbor
Ryan Raively, son of Jim Raively – Kramer Beverage
Thank you to the talented Melissa Bonilla for singing the National Anthem!
Secretary-Treasurer and Business Agent Abi Ortiz was the Master of Ceremony for the event.
Mary, Marcus and Kelly Brogan: Guest Speaker for the event
Marcus King, President of the Local works the crowd!
Dr. Denise King introduces the scholarship recipients
Officers and Staff of Teamsters Local 331
Thank you to Conrad Harvey for being our photographer for the day!
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Babecki accept the Scholarship Award for their son Thomas R. Babecki. Tom works for Lafayette Construction.
Comedy Club Night
Saturday ~ April 29, 2017
Membership, family and friends gathered at the Union Hall for and evening of good food, great fun and a ton of laughs!
Abi, Kent and Marcus enjoying the evening.
It’s an Office Party, Teamster Staff having a great time!
On Saturday, February 24th members from Barrett Asphalt came together at a Proposal Meeting to “pave” the way for a new contract.