“I’ve always been a person who wants to help. It’s that dedication to service that I appreciated as a Steward, and I wanted to continue in a deeper role. Teaching our members and Stewards to protect their rights on the job is very important to me.”
Chris Tongay - Sec-treasurer - Teamsters St Louis Missouri

Chris Tongay



Chris Tongay performs many roles for Local 688: Group Coordinator, Business Agent, Real Estate Manager, pension Trustee, even unofficial tech support. He finds the work of Business Agent rewarding, particularly when he is able to negotiate a better contract for workers or help a member who was unjustly fired get their job back.

“I enjoy this kind of work. I like fighting for members,” Tongay said.

  • Union Trustee, St Louis Labor Health Network - 2019 to Present
  • Finance Committee Ohio Teamster Strike Fund - 2019 to Present
  • Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer - 2016 to Present
  • Director, United Way of Greater St Louis - 2016 to Present
  • Senior Trustee, Teamsters Joint Council 13 - 2016 to Present
  • Vice President, St Louis Labor Council - 2016 to Present
  • Union Trustee, Teamsters Negotiated Pension Plan - 2009 to Present
  • Union Co-Chair, Teamsters/UPS Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Joint Area Grievance Committee 2006 to Present
  • Served on UPS National Negotiating Committee 2018
  • Vice President - 2015 to 2016
  • Business Representative - 2002 to 2016
  • Served on UPS Central Region Negotiating Committee 2013, 2018
  • Chairman, UPS 688 Local Rider Negotiating Committee 2008, 2013, 2018
  • Worked at UPS as a part-time employee for ten years, then as a driver for five more
  • Shop Steward - 1989 to 2001
  • Member of Teamsters Local 688 since 1986