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Dec 20, 2015
Teamsters Local 671 22 Britton Drive Bloomfield, CT
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Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Brothers and Sisters:

I would like to begin by thanking the entire membership for showing the confidence in myself and the entire Executive Board and Business Agents.  As I am sure you know, we were all recently elected to another 3 year term.

For the past 24 years, I have been working along with the Executive Board and Business Agents and Staff on behalf of our Local Union to advance our mission to grow our membership and defend our members who are treated unfairly in the work place.

We have continued to put all of our efforts towards the job of securing our health and pension benefits.

The past decade has been a very difficult one for organized labor as we have had to deal with companies wanting to sub-contract work and taking away from our bargaining units.  Virtually every negotiation we enter into, the company’s propose getting out of our pension and health funds or attempting to put expensive member cost share in the contract.  

Our goal needs to be to rally our membership.  We need to get involved in every aspect of our union.  You need to attend a Monthly Meeting so you are informed of the issues that are facing all of our members.  This fight is about all of us.  We need to preserve the benefits, working conditions and wages that our retired members and we have all fought for over the years.  It’s up to this membership to step up and fight for each other.

You will see the effort to educate our new members in the future.  Our goal is to have our members understand the value of what we have and the importance of preserving what we have today and continue to gain the very best for our families.  As the saying goes - you will get from this union what you put into it.  Don’t stand on the sidelines, get involved.

As always if I or any of the staff or Business Agents can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the Union Hall or attend a Monthly Membership Meeting.


Dave Lucas


Principal Officer

Annual Toy Drive



Over the past years, members of Local 671 have given generously to the Joy of Sharing foundation, which makes holiday gifts possible for children who are less fortunate than ours.

The familiar large boxes will be at all work sites starting December 10th and 11th to collect new, unwrapped toys.

The boxes will be collected from your workplace on Monday, December 21st or Tuesday, December 22nd.

If you have any questions, please call the Union Hall at any time.

On behalf of the Officers and Staff of Local 671, I want to wish you and your families a very healthy and happy holiday season.


Dave Lucas




Excellent Condition

Approximately 70,000 miles


Please call the Union Hall at 860-242-3200 if you are interested or for more information

  Current Campaigns  
  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.


  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

Teamsters Local 671
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