Jan 2017- Local 492 would like to congratulate Brother Moises Ortega on his recent retirement and wish him on behalf of the staff at Teamsters Local Union # 492 many years of enjoyment and relaxation with his family. Brother Ortega performed many tasks at Local 492 as a Business Agent to include all of the miscellaneous contract negotiations during his tenure with the Local Union.
Due to the fact that there is a restriction (three maximum) to the amount of staff eligible to be on the Executive Board, there have been some additions and some subtractions to your Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board. When Brother Warren “Trey” White came on as a Business Agent in June of 2015 (Trey being and remaining the Recording Secretary) prompted the resignation of Brother Moises Ortega from the Executive Board. This resignation led to the appointment of Brother Mike Butler as the new President of the Local from the Vice-President position that he had held previously. Brother Kelvin Holly was then moved from a Trustee position to Vice-President until he retired from his place of employment, ABF, effective August 2016. The vacancy for a Trustee position that occurred due to the appointment of Brother Holly to Vice-President was filled by Sister Melissa Malcolm from the Movie Industry. Finally the retirement of Brother Kelvin Holly from ABF triggered his resignation from the Executive Board due to his not being employed any longer. His resignation led to the appointment and movement of Brother Richard Martinez in September 2016 to the Vice-President position from his Trustee position that he had held previously. Finally the Trustee position that opened up due to Brother Martinez’ appointment was filled by Brother Joseph Carillo from ABF.
The loss of Brother Holly, due to his retirement, from the your Teamster Local Union # 492 Executive Board will be sorely missed due to his dedication and limitless time spent helping with all kinds of activities on his own dime at the Local Union. Brother Holly was a perfect example as to the statement that Brother Mike Butler has hanging from his door in the office which reads as follows;
Which are you?
Some members keep their Union strong,
While others join and just belong.
Some dig right in -- some serve with pride,
Some go along just for the ride.
Some volunteer to do their share,
While some lie back and just don’t care.
On meeting day some always show,
While there are those who never go.
Some do their best, some build, some make,
Some never give, but always take.
Some lag behind, some let things go,
Some never help their Union grow.
Some drag, some pull, some don’t, and some do,
Consider – which of these are you?