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On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It’s important to note that many companies file Chapter 11 in an effort to reorganize their debt and capital structure to facilitate a sale to a strategic/industry buyer or to a financial buyer with the goal to continue operating its core lines of business – and one of those options appears to be the case here.
The Teamsters Dairy Conference will continue to update Local Unions and our nearly 5,000 Teamster members working at Dean Foods on key developments in the bankruptcy case. We will post relevant newsletters, articles and key dates in this space.
Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!
Mike Butler 505-344-1924 ex. 16
Brother Mike Butler (505-344-1925 ext. 16) is the BA for UPS in Northern NM & Comanche Center and since July of 2015, Jacobs. Brother Butler began his Teamster career at Sysco in 1982 and was elected Steward 1986-2004. He started as a 492 B/A for white paper contracts in February 2004 until January 2005 when he started as the UPS B/A.
Mike served as Recording Secretary from 2007-June 2011, then Vice-President from 2012 until he was appointed 492 President June 2015, then elected in December 2017. Upon the retirement of Brother Maestas, Mike was appointed as Secretary-Treasurer to begin January 1, 2020. Mike served as a 2016 IBT Convention 492 Delegate and on the 2018 UPS Western and National Negotiating Committee. In January of 2020, Mike was appointed Trustee of JC#3.
Trey White 505-344-1925 Ex 15
Brother Trey White (505-344-1925 ext. 15) is currently the President of Teamsters Local 492, Business Agent for UPS Feeder Drivers and the UPS Comanche HUB, Business Agent for the Dock Workers, City Drivers, Office Workers and Shop Employees at ABF & YRC and also covers Sandia Metal Trades & Chenega. Brother White also serves as the 492 Organizer, Administrator for both 492 Websites (Teamsters492.org & Local492film.org), Negotiator for all Local Contracts, Event & Training Coordinator, and he also handles all IT issues, Communications and Building/Property Maintenance.
Brother Trey White has been a Union member for over 34 years, starting with the UFCW from February of 1986 until November of 1992. Trey joined the Teamsters union in April 1992 working for ABF and served as a steward/alternate steward from 2000 to until June of 2015 when Brother White accepted a Business Agent position at Teamsters Local 492.
In 2008, Trey was appointed as a Trustee on the Executive Board of Local 492 and subsequently elected Trustee in December of 2008. In June of 2011, Brother White was appointed as the Recording Secretary. In December of 2011 he was elected as the Recording Secretary for Teamsters Local 492, re-elected in 2014 and again in 2017. On January 1, 2020, Brother White began serving as the President of Teamsters Local 492.
In October of 2009, Brother White finished creating our new Teamsters Local 492 website, and has been serving as the Webmaster and Website Administrator since then. He also has been serving as the website Admin for the Teamsters Film Industry hiring site Teamsters492.org since July of 2015 which he has completely overhauled local492film.org to create a functional Electronic Call Board System to better serve the 400 Movie Industry workers in NM. “Trey is a very strong advocate for member communications and has brought this Local Union into the 21st century,” said former 492 Secretary-Treasurer, Walter R. Maestas.
In 2010, Brother White was certified as a HMIT TASA Haz-Mat Instructor by the IBT and also completed the Haz-Mat Transportation and Security Awareness course. In 2018, he was certified as an OSHA 10/30 Instructor and an Instructor with the IBT Worker Training Program and Brother White currently coordinates the all of the 492 Training programs.
In 2013, Brother White served on the 2-man committee in Chicago, representing the Teamster Local 492 ABF members for the ABF 2013-2018 ABF National Master Freight Agreement. In 2018, Brother White again served on the 2-man committee in Chicago, representing the Teamster Local 492 ABF members for the ABF 2018-2023 ABF National Master Freight Agreement. In 2016, Trey served as a Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention representing Local 492.
In December of 2016, Brother White and fellow BA Melissa Malcom began updating/remodeling the Union Hall, volunteering their own time, using weekends, holidays and after hours to get the work done. So far they have updated 3 offices, 4 bathrooms, the 492 entryway, and completed many other repairs and upgrades to the building. By doing a lot of this work themselves, they have saved thousands of dollars of the Union members funds for other things like purchasing new chairs, tables and the large tent for the annual NM Membership Appreciation Day, which they also volunteer their personal time to help organize and run each year.
In October of 2017, Brother White began serving as the Teamsters Local 492 Organizer. If you work for an employer whose workers are not part of a union and you want to help to build a union in your workplace, please call Union Organizer Trey White. You can read more about unions, what it takes to organize, and why to go Union . HERE
In January of 2020, Brother White began serving as a Delagate for Sandia Metal Trades.
Brother Martinez started at the UPS Comanche hub in 1992 then moved to full time package car driver in 1998 and feeder driver in 2012. He served as a Union Steward for 22 years, as a 492 Trustee from 2002 until October 2016 when he was appointed Vice-President, then elected Vice-President in December 2017.
Brother Joseph Carrillo started his Teamster career at ABF in 2007 where he says he began to understand what it meant to be a member of the Teamsters. Joseph realized a new found appreciation for the Union while working as a non-union fuel hauler which began in 2008 after he was laid off from ABF, he then became more active with the Union after his layoff ended in 2011. Brother Carrillo stated, “The non-union Company (Western Refining) that I worked for during my layoff, solidified for me the need for a Union.” Upon his return to ABF after being recalled, he joined the Local 492 Teamster organizing team in the effort to organize Western Refining and had the great pleasure of teaching them the value of coming together to form a Union.
In 2013, Brother Carrillo got involved with the Annual NM Teamster Appreciation Day Event and worked his way up to chairman of the committee for the event and has been serving in that capacity since. Joseph is a true leader; he and his team of volunteers have revolutionized the annual event, from a small get together, to the huge production it is today. “I'm glad to have been there to see the event grow from about 150 people in 2013 to almost 600 members and their families in 2016,” said Joseph. Brother Carrillo volunteers countless hours of his own time organizing NMTAD each year and continues to improve it. Next time you see him, thank Brother Joseph Carrillo for his selfless dedication to your Union!
In March of 2014, Joseph began serving as an Alternate Steward, and serves in that capacity to this day. In 2015, Brother Carrillo joined the fight against the anti-union legislation, so called “right to work” (RTW) that was being pushed by our New Mexico Governor. Joseph spent two and a half months educating our fellow 492 brother and sister 492 members about RTW and worked with the many other Union crafts in NM to also educate the New Mexico legislators on the pitfalls of RTW, which was successfully squashed.
On October 8th, 2016, Brother Carrillo was appointed to the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board as a Trustee and was elected 492 Trustee in December of 2017. On January 1, 2020, Joseph began serving as the Teamsters Local 492 Recording Secretary. “I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to be a representative of the New Mexico Teamsters in our strong Local 492!” - Joseph Carrillo 10-8-16
Andrew L. Palmer
Brother Palmer started 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. I n June 2011, h e was appointed as a 492 Trustee, then elected in December of 2011, then re-elected in 2014 and 2017. In 2020, Andrew was elected Steward for the UPS Feeder Drivers.
Brother Powell is a 2nd generation Teamster, his father is now retired and enjoying a Western Conference Pension. Aaron joined the Teamsters in 1998 at Foster Farms dairy in Modesto California. Brother Powell then moved out to New Mexico in 2005 and rejoined the Teamsters working for OMI (CH2M Hill) project in Rio Rancho in 2006 where he began serving in the Steward position in April of 2010 and still serves in that capacity today. Aaron was appointed as a Trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 E-Board in February of 2017 and was then elected Trustee in December of 2017. Brother Powell also served on the Teamsters negotiating committee in the spring of 2017 during contract negotiations with OMI/CH2M Hill.
Kenny Duran 505-344-1925 EX 19
Brother Kenny Duran (505-344-1925 ext. 19) is the BA for UPS in NM and UPS Aspen as well as Los Alamos Labs. Southern Brother Duran joined the Teamsters in Feb. 1991 as a UPS pre-loader, then full-time package car driver in September 1991 until the Espanola Center was shut down in 2003 then went to UPS Taos where he began serving as Union Steward from 2003-2008. In January 2009, he became a 492 B/A and appointed Trustee in 2020.
Melissa Malcom 505-344-1925 ex 14
Sister Melissa Malcom (505-344-1925 ext. 14) is the BA for the Movie Industry and UPS Gateway. She is also the 492 Political Coordinator and serves on the Boards of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, Sandia Metal Trades, Southwest Multi-Craft Health Care Fund and the NM Building Trades Council.
Sister Malcom has been a Local 492 Teamster in the Movie Industry since 2004, wrangling horses, driving 18 wheelers, stake beds and even the big movie stars as a Cast Driver. Sister Malcom comes from a family of Teamsters including her Dad, Uncle, and cousins. Melissa served as a Union Steward on movie productions and also served on 3 separate committees in 2015-2016 for the movie industry. In June of 2015, Sister Malcom was appointed as a Trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board. Melissa as the first woman to serve on the Executive Board for Teamsters Local 492. Then i n January of 2017, Sister Malcom started as the 492 Business Agent for the Movie Industry.
Melissa represented Local 492 at the Teamsters Women's Conference i n 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 .
In December of 2016, Sister Melissa Malcom and fellow BA Trey White began updating/remodeling the Union Hall, volunteering their own time, using weekends, holidays and after hours to get the work done. So far they have updated 3 offices, 4 bathrooms, the entryway, and done many other repairs to the building. By doing a lot of this work themselves, they have saved thousands of dollars of the Union members funds for other things like purchasing new chairs, tables and the large tent for the annual NM Membership Appreciation Day, which they also volunteer their personal time to help organize and run each year. Melissa also often volunteers her weekends to come in for functions like OSHA & forklift classes, and be there when plumbers and other people come to work on the Union building on weekends. Thank her for her selfless dedication to the Union the next time you see her!!!
In June of 2017 Sister Malcom volunteered her personal time to organize and conduct the first ever Teamsters Local 492 Film Division Equipment Training Class at Santa Fe Studios over a hot weekend. She did this to help Movie Teamster drivers learn more about some of the common equipment operated by Teamsters in the NM Film industry. With hands on training, the 31 participants spent about 7 hours learning how to operate Honeywagons, Water Trucks, and Landalls. To learn more about all the improvements to the 492 Film Division made in her first few years, . Click Here
In August of 2017, Sister Malcom was chosen by the NM Film Commission to serve on the Union Panel at the NM Film & Media Industry Conference. Melissa has served on the panel in 2018 & 2019 as well. On Nov 09, 2019, Teamsters Local 492 Film Department Business Agent Melissa A. Malcom also served as a Union Panelist for the Film & Television Career Connection at the South Broadway Cultural Center which was sponsored by the ONE Albuquerque Film Office.
In July of 2019, Sister Malcom began serving as a Vice-President on the Executive Board for the New Mexico Federation of Labor.
In January of 2020, Sister Malcom began serving as a Delagate for Sandia Metal Trades.
In February of 2020, Sister Malcom began serving as a Labor Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Southwest Multi-Craft Health & Welfare Fund.
In February of 2020, Sister Malcom began serving as the 492 Represenative for NM Building Trades Council.
Brother Tracy McCarty (505-344-1925 ext. 18) is the BA for the Line Drivers at ABF & YRC, and also ATF, American Airlines, AmeriPride, Creamland, EVSWA, First Impressions, Franklins, Greetings, Hertz, NCRTD, Penske, Sara Lee, Sysco, TeamOne, Tunista and UPSFreight.
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.
Darlene Archuleta 505-344-1925 EX 12
Darlene Archuleta (ext. 12) is the bookkeeper who handles Dues, Health Insurance & Pension. Sister Archuleta started as an ICX Rate/Billing Clerk in 1980 until their 1984 bankruptcy, then worked part-time at PIE until their 1990 bankruptcy. In August 2006, Robert Younger hired her as the 492 bookkeeper. She represented 492 at the Teamsters Women's Conference i n 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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Apr 10, 2020
The Union office is closed due to the IBT observance of the Holiday.