The Teamsters Local 710 team is gearing up to begin preparations for negotiation of both the Jewel Fresh Food Center and Jewel Distribution contracts.
Local 710 Jewel Teamsters are encouraged to complete a Contract Proposal Form and mail it to the union hall or give it to their steward or Business Agent. Proposals will be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Jewel Stewards. Negotiations are slated to begin in December.
In order to increase representation, Jewel Business Agents Roger Kelley and Demetrius M. Morton, Sr. have added two Local 710 Agents to their bargaining team: Anthony Lamy and Mike McElmury.
“Beginning Negotiation preparations now will be key in presenting a strong, united front,” said John T. Coli, Trustee of Local 710. “We will be able to ensure that our members’ voices are heard loud & clear as our team heads to the bargaining table.”
The current four-year agreements covering nearly 250 drivers and nearly 700 warehouse workers are set to expire in March 2016.
Any questions may be directed to the Local 710 Jewel Business Agents.
Meet the Jewel Team
Union for 37 years, Business Agent for 17 years
Kelley began his union career at Consolidated Freight. Now, he currently manages a wide variety of Local 710 contracts, making him a diverse and versatile agent. In 2004, he settled an arbitration for Local 710 Jewel members, winning nearly $1 million in wages and benefits.
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Demetrius M. Morton, Sr.
Union for 19 Years, Business Agent since 2004
Morton has been involved in the food and beverage industry since beginning his union career in 1996 and has been a union representative for over 11 years. In 2007, Morton headed up negotiations on the strongest contract for Pepsi to date which members overwhelmingly ratified.
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Anthony J. Lamy
Local 710 since 1979, Business Agent Since 2008
Lamy has a long history with Local 710 starting off in the carhaul division, now serving on its national negotiating committee. He currently manages about a dozen different contracts for the local and has been an elected IBT delegate for the last five years and CFL delegate for the last seven.
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Union for 25 years, IBT Organizer/Rep Since 1999
McElmury is an Organizer and Member Representative for the IBT. For years he has assisted Teamster locals and fought for thousands of members’ rights nationwide. McElmury has union experience as a driver, mechanic and dock worker, and has served as a steward.
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Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.