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Secretary Treasurer/Business Agent

Andrew L. Palmer

Brother Palmer (505-344-1925 ext. 19) is a long-time UPSer and has been on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board for over 10 years. Union Leadership runs in his family as his Father was the Principal Officer of IBEW 611 in Albuquerque.  As most of you may already know, in January of 2021, Brother Palmer began serving as the Business Agent for UPS in the Southern part of NM, UPS Aspen/Rio Rancho and also Los Alamos Labs (Triad & N3B). Brother Palmer started his career as a Teamster over 28 years ago as a part timer at the UPS Hub in February of 1993, then a UPS driver in July 2000, then Feeders in 2014. Brother Palmer began serving as a UPS Hub day sort Steward in 1997. From 2006-2014, he served as an Alternate Steward. In June 2011, he was appointed as a 492 Trustee, then elected in December of 2011, then re-elected in 2014 and 2017 and 2020. In 2020, Andrew was elected Steward for the UPS Feeder Drivers. In September of 2021, Principal Officer/Sec. Treasurer, Trey White, appointed Brother Palmer to the open position of President. After nearly 37 years as Union Member, on August 26th, 2022, Brother Trey White retired and Brother Palmer was appointed as the Secretary Treasurer/Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 492. Brother Palmer also served as a 2021 IBT Convention 492 Delegate. On November 6th, 2023, Brother Palmer was elected the Secretary Treasurer/Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 492. 

President/Business Agent

David Trujillo

Brother David Trujillo (505-344-1925 ext. 20) is currently the Business Agent for UPS in Northern NM & the Pre-loaders and Drivers in the UPS Comanche Center (8710) and also OMI/Jacobs in Rio Rancho.  Brother Trujillo started working at UPS in 1994 as a loader, then Package Car Driver and then Feeder Driver. In September of 2021, Dave began serving as a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 492.

Vice President
Jesus Vidaca

Recording Secretary
Travis Keim

Brother Keim is now a 26-year UPS Teamster who has worked in the Warehouse, as a package car driver, and currently working in the feeder department. Brother Keim became a Union Steward in 2015 while in package and was then elected as a Union Steward in 2019 to the present time in the feeder department. On November 6th, 2023, Brother Travis Keim was elected and is now serving as the Teamsters Local 492 Recording Secretary.

Brother Travis Keim first became a Teamster Member in 1998 working for UPS at the Comanche Hub as a Part-timer on Twilight. Brother Keim then transferred to the Aspen facility and accepted a driver position in Feb 2006. On November 18th, 2021, then Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer Trey White, appointed Travis to begin serving as Trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board.  Brother Keim has a family history of union members, including his Grandpa & Mother, and his uncle was a Teamster. In 2021, former Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer Trey White stated, Travis is one of those guys that always volunteers to help before I even knew we needed help. He comes up with innovative ideas to help and communicate with fellow Teamsters that I might not have ever thought of if it wasn’t for his input. He will make a great addition to the Executive Board and I look forward to seeing his impact on the Local now that he is a Trustee.”

Erik Sanchez

Daniel Cook

Brother Daniel Cook first joined the Teamsters in 2013, out of Local 959 in Alaska, where he worked for Lynden Transport as an LTL/Flatbed driver.  In 2014, Brother Cook transferred to Tacoma, WA as a member of Teamsters Local 313, working for the same company. During a portion of his time, Brother Cook served as an Alternate Union Steward.

In 2018, Daniel moved to New Mexico with his wife and dog where he joined Teamsters Local 492, after getting a job as a delivery driver for Sysco Foods.

When Covid-19 started shutting down the food industry, Brother Cook decided to get back into freight where he is now a dock checker/city driver for ABF and is also currently serving as a Union Steward.

In November of 2023, Brother Daniel Cook was nominated by Teamsters Local 492 Principal Officer/Secretary-Treasurer Andrew Palmer for the position of Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board Trustee, was then elected, and is proud to serve his first term on your e-board. Trustee Cook is looking forward to meeting members of Local 492, both new and old. When not serving the Union, Daniel enjoys being a new father and riding his motorcycle through the beautiful New Mexican landscape.

Jesse Marquez

Brother Jesse R. Marquez joined the Teamsters as a CDL Driver back in July 2002 when he started work with Johnson Controls Northern New Mexico (JCNNM) contracted by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). That contract later became KSL Services and eventually went to Los Alamos National Science (LANS). Now it resides with TRIAD/LANL.

Brother Marquez is an Army Combat Veteran and served in the military for ten years. He served our country in the Global War on Terrorism and Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004.

Brother Marquez now works closely with other non-teamster union stewards through The Steward Council community and New Mexico Building Construction & Trades Council (NMBCTC) to help make a better work environment for all union craftworkers at LANL. He was just elected to the position of Recording Secretary on 5/23/24 for that Steward Council in Los Alamos.

Brother Marquez ran an election for Teamster shop Steward back in 2006 and won. He has 18 years and counting as shop steward defending and representing the Teamsters at Los Alamos. Brother Marquez mediates discussions between employee and employer and other representatives in attempt to reconcile differences. He has helped negotiate 3 of the 5-year contracts for the Teamsters rank and file at LANL. His commitment to the IBT, Local 492, and rank and file, has only increased. In November 2023, Brother Marquez was nominated by Teamsters Local 492 Principal Officer/Secretary-Treasurer Andrew Palmer for the position of Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board Trustee. The board had a "White Ballot", and all candidates were elected. Brother Marquez is proud to serve his first term on your 492 Executive Board and to continue his service.

Business Agent
Robert Fernandez
Robert Fernandez (505-344-2008) handles UPS in the Northern Part of NM, Comanche (Center Pre-load & Hub), Gateway/Air and Socorro Center. As a 19-year Teamster working out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Local 14 and Albuquerque Local 492, Brother Fernandez was also a steward for several years and a class 8 medium/heavy-duty truck mechanic by trade with 30 years of experience. Robert says, "It is an honor to be your business agent, and I will do my best to represent my fellow Teamsters to the best of my ability!"

Business Agent

Tracy McCarty

Brother Tracy McCarty (505-554-7325) is the BA for ABF, Yellow and TForce Freight. 

Brother Tracy McCarty started his Teamster career as a dock and P/D driver in 1988 at Yellow Freight, then transferred to line haul in 1989. He Served as OTR Steward from 2013-2015. Brother McCarty then accepted a position as a line driver at ABF where soon after he began serving as an Alternate Steward. Brother McCarty became a Business Agent in August 2017.

Business Agent

Joe Russom

Brother Joe Russom (505-554-7818) is the Business Agent for American Airlines, AmeriPride/Aramark, ATF, Creamland, Eldorado Water, Estancia VSWA, First Impressions, Franklins, Greetings, Hertz, Jacobs/OMI Rio Rancho, Los Alamos Labs (Triad & N3B), NCRTD, Penske, Sara Lee, Sysco, TranService, Tunista. 


Monique Montoya

Monique Montoya (505-344-1925 ext. 12) is the bookkeeper who handles Dues & Fees, new Member Applications and Life with Dues. 

505-344-1925 ex 12
Titan Operator
Brittney Gutierrez

505-344-1925 ex 11

Teamsters Local 492
4269 Balloon Park Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

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