Nomination Meeting for Teamsters Local 688 Officers

January 22, 2023 at 8:00 am

In person attendance – Teamsters Local 688 Union Hall, 4349 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63134

Option for virtual attendance – Call Election Supervisor Katie Ballard at 202-870-6172 for details

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We are 688

Our Mission: Negotiate member benefits and compensation, oversee workplace safety, and fairly arbitrate disputes in the workplace to maintain member satisfaction.
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What Unions Do

By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about the issues they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement, and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours.

Teamsters 688 Members by the numbers

Teamsters icon - packaging workers
4000

in package division

Teamsters icon - industrial trade workers
850

in industrial trades division

Teamsters icon - warehouse workers
600

in warehouse division

Teamsters icon - soft drink and brewery workers
1700

in brewery & soft drinks division

Union Difference

  • Wages: 28% higher than nonunion

  • 78% of union workers have a Pension. Nonunion? 19%

  • Health Benefits: 84% for union workers vs 64% for nonunion

  • Union members have a voice to improve their work environment

  • Unions provide opportunities to raise workers up from a struggling lower class to the core of our economy

Union Strength

Unions provide collective support to their members through strength in numbers. Collective bargaining is the process by which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, and more. Collective bargaining is a way to solve workplace problems.

We are working members for working families. That’s really where our heart is.

-Chris Tongay, Secretary-Treasurer at Local 688