It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Teamsters Local 671 Trustee, Marcus Oladell. Marcus has been a member of Local 671's Executive Board for years and also a long time Steward at First Student - East Hartford. Marcus also worked on most school bus campaigns with the Local for several years. We will all miss Marcus and his service and dedication to Local 671. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
OLADELL, Marcus C., IV Marcus C. Oladell, IV, of East Hartford, died Friday (November 1, 2013). Born February 3, 1950 in Torrington he was the son of the late Marcus C. Oladell, III and Shirley Tanner Oladell. Raised in Harwinton he graduated Lewis Mills High School and played basketball and baseball. He owned Mark's Hair Performance in East Hartford. He was an Executive Board member of the Teamster's Local # 671. He served as a Union Steward for First Student, Inc. where he was a School Bus Driver. He served on the Board of Education in East Hartford. He is survived by his fiancé, Militza Mercado, his son, Marcus C. Oladell, V and wife Charmaine, daughters, Paula Motta and husband, Kevin, Vanessa Oladell and Paige Oladell. He also leaves behind his sister, Christina Pierce; and granddaughters, Hannah Oladell and Ava Motta; nieces, Ramona Poulin and Krista Deabler and nephew, Scott Pierce. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, David R. Pierce, Sr.; and nephew, David R. Pierce, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (November 5) at 6 p.m. at Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Burlington Road, Harwinton, Ct. 06791. For expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopo.com.
I am hopeful that all of you enjoyed your summer. As every Fall, things pick up and we again this year hosted the Annual Retirees Picnic. This event is to honor our Retirees for all that they have given us, like the 40 hour work week, vacations, health benefits, pensions and every other advantage that we enjoy as Union Members. The picnic was attended by approximately 300 Retirees and Active Members. I want to thank all the volunteers and those members that attended. We look forward to your continued support.
We also held our 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic. As most of you know, this event was renamed in 2012 to the David Randolph Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic as David was instrumental in the creating and running of this event. David was also a very dedicated Business Agent and cared very much about this Local Union. All proceeds from this event go directly to the children of our Members and grandchildren of our Retirees. I want to thank all of the members that volunteered their time to this event’s success.
Another undertaking I am very excited about is I along with Secretary-Treasurer of Local 1150, approached the International Teamsters Training Department and requested they do a specifically designed training session on organizing. We were very specific on what we wanted to come from this training. I am happy to report that we now have 10 members between the two Locals that are fully trained in what the requirements are to properly go out and organize new members. We need to organize in our traditional industries and we need to go out of our comfort zone and organize in different work places. These ten members will be the start. We plan on holding more training sessions in the future. Watch your bulletin boards and the website for more information.
I am also very proud to announce that the New England Teamsters Pension Fund has appointed me as one of the Union Trustees. I hope to take this opportunity to work with the other Trustees and continue to provide some of the very best pensions to our members. I want to thank them for considering me for this position.
Our Monthly Meetings have started up again and I urge all of you to attend these meetings so you are aware of what is happening in YOUR Union.
As always, if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at the Union Hall or via email.
LOCAL 671 HAS TWO NEW OFFICERS
Two longtime members of Local 671’s Executive Board have decided to resign their positions.
Trustee Rod Johnson served for many years as a Trustee and Vice-President of Teamsters Local 671. Rod has also served our Local through some tough times. I want to thank Rod for his years of service and look forward to his continued support to the Local.
Also long time Trustee and President Bob Bowen has resigned. Bob has also served as an Executive Board member through the tough times. I want to thank both of them for the years of dedicated service.
We have other long time members who have stepped into those positions. Kevin White will assume the Trustee position. Kevin has been a member of this Local for 37 years. Kevin has been a Union Steward at UPS for many years. Kevin has been a constant volunteer for all of the events that Local 671 sponsors yearly. He is always there when asked and is very dedicated to our Local Union.
Subby Carbone has been a member for 38 years. Subby is also very dedicated to the Local. He is a Steward for the tractor trailer drivers at UPS and has always been a very involved member.
I am sure that these two will serve this Local to the very best of their ability.
I am also very proud to have one of our current Trustees Nancy Pelletier moved to the Vice-President position. Nancy has also been a Board Member for many years and is very dedicated to the Local. Nancy serves on many committees and never says no when asked to help. Nancy has the distinction of being the very first female Vice-President of Teamsters Local 671. We are all very proud of her accomplishment.
If you have questions or comments for our Board members, feel free to contact them through the Local.
LOCAL 1150 OSHA 10 HOUR CONSTRUCTION CLASS
Teamsters Local 1150 is proud to host an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Class at their Union Hall, 150 Garfield Avenue, Stratford, CT.
The classes will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2013 and Saturday August 24, 2013 starting at 8:00 AM Sharp. Attendance both days is mandatory.
Anyone interested in taking this FREE class must call Joe Grabinski at 203-641-1819 no later than Friday, August 2, 2013 to register.
There is a $5 processing fee per person to process the OSHA Card through the OSHA Training Institute.
1997 Ford Customized Conversion Van
TV / VCR
$2,500 or best offer
Call the Union Hall at 860-242-3200 for more information
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 671 MEMBERS EMPLOYED AT AS GOODMAN HAVE RETURNED TO WORK UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PRIOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
NEGOTIATIONS ARE CONTINUING WITH THE COMPANY
THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THESE STRIKING MEMBERS!!