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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. 


Richard Martinez

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.  

Vice President

Joseph Carrillo

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 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.

In March of 2014, Joseph began serving as an Alternate Steward, and in 2020 he was elected as Steward for the Line Drivers at ABF. 

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 10/8/2016

Recording Secretary/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.

Trustee/Business Agent

Ernest Ortega

Ernest first became a Teamster Member at UPS as at the Comanche Hub as a Part-time Pre-Loader in July 1992 and then transferred to Aspen. Brother Ortega has also worked as a sorter, air/utility driver, and is currently a Full Time Package Driver. Earnest became an Alternate Steward in 2011 and has been serving as the Steward since 2016. On February 11, 2021, Earnest began serving as Trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board.  

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Travis Keim

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, 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. “Travis is one of those guys that always volunteers to help before I even know we needed help. He comes up with innovative ideas to help and communicate with fellow Teamsters that I may 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 see his impact on the local now that he is a Trustee.” - Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer Trey White

Business Agent

Tracy McCarty

Brother Tracy McCarty (505-344-1925 ext. 18) is the BA for the Line Drivers at ABF & YRC, and also 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.

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, Sandia Labs, TranService, Tunista. 


Monique Montoya

Monique Montoya (ext. 12) (505-273-0186 Direct Line) is the bookkeeper who handles Dues & Fees, new Member Applications and Life with Dues. 


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

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