Teamsters Local 710 Staff

Executive Board


Local 710 Since 1991

Delmar R. Schaefer | PRESIDENT

Local 710 Since 1989


Local 710 Since 1994


Teamster Since 1997

Robert C. Downey | TRUSTEE

Local 710 Since 1986

Philip E. Reams | TRUSTEE

Local 710 Since 1990

Jocelyn L. Turner | TRUSTEE

Local 710 Since 1996

Business Agents

Dick Bartolo

Union Since 1980, Steward for 25 Years

Bartolo has been a union member at Jewel for 37 years. He sat on the last eight bargaining committees fighting for stronger contracts at Jewel and served as a steward for 25 years. He is now the Business Agent for the Jewel Warehouse, as well as several other shops.

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Mike “Stump” Halvorson

Local 710 Freight Since 1994, Steward for 15 Years

Halvorson began his 710 career at Yellow in 1994 as a Road Driver in Chicago Heights. He came to the hall in 2018 when he started as a Business Agent. He represents members in freight and several other industries. Halvorson is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, having served 6 years as active duty.

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Anthony Lamy

Local 710 since 1979, Business Agent Since 2008

Lamy started off in the carhaul division and now serves on its national negotiating committee and manages a variety of contracts at 710. He has been an elected CFL delegate for 7 years and has experience as an organizer and DRIVE coordinator. Lamy is the co-chair for the Central/ Southern Carhaul Arbitration Committee and chairs many Local 710 grievance panels.

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Neil McKinney

Local 710 UPS Since 1994, Steward for 17 years

McKinney worked as a Package Car Driver out of the UPS Evansville facility for over two decades. He served as a steward for 17 years there before joining the Local 710 team in 2016. As an active member in both his union and community, McKinney has headed-up several charity projects. He now works representing 710 members in southern Illinois and Indiana.

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Simon McNamara

Local 710 UPS Since 1984, Steward for 12 years

McNamara began his UPS career in 1984 at the Rockford, Ill. facility. He became a package car driver in 1989 and served as a Local 710 steward for twelve years before joining the UPS team as a Business Agent in February 2015. He represents UPS members in northern Illinois, including the facilities in Rockford where he worked.

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Mike Ramirez

Teamster since 1997, Business Agent since 2013

Ramirez has been with the Teamsters for nearly 20 years. He worked as a driver before becoming a Business Agent with Local 743. He is a familiar face at Local 710, having driven for Local 710 companies and being active at membership meetings. Ramirez also serves as the Executive Vice President for the Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus and speaks fluent Spanish.

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Phil Reams

Local 710 Freight Teamster since 1990

Reams has been a Teamster for 27 years, starting on the dock with Carolina Freight (now ABF) in 1990. He has a great deal of experience representing the members as a steward and attending grievances. While working at ABF, he became a trained spotter and attended the 2011 International Convention as an Alternate Delegate.

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John “Shaggy” Rule

Local 710 Freight Since 1989, Steward for 17 Years

Rule began his union career with Yellow in January of 1989 as a dockworker. He was elected as a steward in 1998 and served for 17 years. During his tenure at Yellow/YRC, he also worked as a saftey trainer and qualified as a spotter. He began as a Business Agent for Local 710 in October 2015 to represent members in the freight industry.

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Del Schaefer

Local 710 UPS Since 1989, Steward for 20 Years

Schaefer began his union career at UPS in 1989. He became a driver five years later and became a steward at the same time. He served on the Local 710 bargaining committee for the UPS Contract in 2002 and 2013. Schaefer joined the UPS Business Agent team in 2014, servicing members in central and southern Illinois chairing several grievance panels.

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Bernie Sherlock

Union for 40+ years, Business Agent Since 1992

Sherlock has been a union member for over four decades with the CTDU and IBT. When the CTDU merged with Local 710 in 2001, Sherlock brought 4,200 members & a wealth of experience with him. He has chaired many grievance panels and has over 25 years experience as an agent. He also has experience serving as a Trustee on union Health, Welfare and Pension Funds.

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Justin Vaughn

Intermodal Worker for 10+ Years, Rail Agent & 710 Organizer

Vaughn started his Teamster career working to help organize his own rail ramp as an intermodal worker. He has also worked as an organizer with the IBT and is now a 710 Business Agent representing a number of different industries. He has sat on the negotiating committee for several rail contracts with 710 and continues to help organize new bargaining units for the Local.

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Office Staff

Karen Burcham | Executive Assistant to Secretary-Treasurer Mike Cales & Communications Director

Joy Petrusich | Bookkeeper

Terry Ruiz | Office Manager & TITAN Operator

Maria McCarthy | TITAN Operator

JoAnne Lizak | TITAN Operator

April Olechny | TITAN Operator

Tracey Minor | Receptionist

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