Jim Barrett - Political Director - Teamsters St Louis Missouri

Jim Barrett

Political Director

I consider myself fortunate to be able to walk in the footsteps of the great labor leaders and members of Local 688. They created a union that has a national reputation for being on the frontline of the issues of the day that affect working people. To be able to continue the local’s commitment to workers’ rights, social and civil rights, and the political empowerment of all workers is the highlight of my career.

Career in Local 688

Local 688 Business Agent 2018 – Present

Local 688 Political Director 2018 – Present

Joint Council 13 Political Director 2018 – Present

St. Louis Labor Council Delegate 2019 – Present

Teamsters Negotiated Pension Plan Trustee 2019 – Present

South County Labor Club VP 2012 – Present

Local 688 Political Education Committee 2004 – 2018

Warehouseman at Schnucks 1988 – 2018

20 Year Shop Steward at Schnucks