2019 HOLIDAY MILITARY MISSION
Local 59 is again participating in the Teamsters JCIO Women's Committee Mission which is to send Care Packages to the US Military during the Holiday Season.
The Union Office has a box set up at our location where you can deposit these items. We are also encouraging our Stewards to collect items at each location. The deadline for collection of items will be Friday, November 8, 2019. The Union will make arrangements to pick up any items collected by the Stewards.
Please support the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom everyday!
View / Download List of Items for Collection - (PDF)
Below: Members of Teamsters Local 59 rally to show support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini at the UPS Sagamore, MA facility.
Above: Solidarity in Teamsters Local 59: Drivers in Dartmouth rally in support of Local 251 Business Agent Matt Maini.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Janus Case
Working People's Day Of Action
February 26, 2018
New Bedford MA
Teamsters Local 59 Participates In The Working People's Day Of Action Against The Janus Supreme Court Case
To Be Strong - We Must Be United
On behalf of the Executive Board and Staff of Teamsters Union Local No. 59, I would like to welcome you to our website.
Teamsters Local 59 is proud to be representing workers in many different classifications throughout the Greater New Bedford, Cape Cod, and the Islands since 1933.
This website contains information on important dates, updates on events, scholarship information, as well as contact information that you may find useful.
Whether you are a member of our great Union, looking to join or just passing through for a visit, thanks for stopping by.
George F. Belanger
Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Officer
Recent News of Interest
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS – View list of 2019 scholarship winners!
CLASSES OFFERED FOR OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION and 8-HOUR HAZMAT AWARENESS CLASS
- Members who are interested should contact the Union Office at 508-993-1505.
VETERANS: TEAMSTERS MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM available – email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERS – See updates on the National Teamsters website !
Ryder Truck Rental Strike In New Bedford Is Over
Local 59 is pleased to announce that after 10 weeks, the Strike at Ryder Truck in New Bedford has been brought to a successful conclusion. Through the resolve of our striking members and the tremendous support from our Brothers and Sisters within Joint Council 10 and the area Labor Community, we were able to achieve substantial improvements throughout the new contract.
On behalf of the Ryder Members, the Teamsters Local 59 Executive Board and Staff, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all those individuals who showed their support and solidarity throughout the strike.