Members for Members 542

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Local 542 Election 2022

Our Message

Members for Members 542 is a grassroots, member-led movement working to educate and build solidarity among the rank and file. We promote member involvement to unite our voices, and mobilize Teamster power to win fair contracts and secure our future.

We are freight truck drivers, package car drivers, warehouse workers, and other Teamster workers. We go to work at UPS, Costco, YRC, Freeman, and other companies to earn our pay and Teamster benefits. We are not paid Local 542 union officers.

Members for Members 542 is a rank and file group. We are ordinary union dues-paying members of Local 542 and unionists just like you.

Members for Members 542 believes in union democracy. All members have the right to participate in union activities and to organize to hold our union's officials accountable. We educate our fellow members, and promote member involvement to strengthen our union.

We are building a growing rank and file movement to promote union democracy and reform in Local 542. We are an information source on member rights and union-related topics.

Members for Members 542 commit our own free time to helping educate and inform as many Local 542 members as possible. Join Our Movement!





Honesty and Integrity

“Honesty, integrity, support, and transparency is what I think when I think about the Members for Members 542 slate. I am confident this slate will fight and protect the interest of all the 542 union members. I’ll be voting Members for Members 542.”

Eric Robinson—San Diego UPS Package, 19 years

Rejecting Givebacks and Fighting Corporate Greed

“I’m tired of concessions not only at YRC, but at all the freight companies. There are way too many non-union companies paying more than union companies. I support Members for Members because we are educating and informing our 542 members to stop givebacks and corporate greed. We need to vote in a new local leadership that will fight for the members.”

Craig Chappell—San Diego YRC, 22 years (24-year Teamster)

Getting Members Involved

“I support and volunteer my time with Members for Members because we want to get people involved in the union to build a stronger union. We educate and help our co-workers with issues to create unity and solidarity.”

Sammy Vivanco—San Diego UPS Package, 20 years

Information is Power

"When work issues happen and I need help, I go to members who want to make a difference and who know how important the union is. Members for Members is helping get union information out to the members and spread the message, that when we get involved and informed, we can make a difference."

Keoni Kowalski—San Diego UPS Part-time/Cover Driver, 7 years

Defending Members' Rights

"I ran in the 2016 delegate election with some of the members to represent my Teamster brothers and sisters in this union. During that process we volunteered our time to help educate the members about our Teamsters convention and election, protect our rights, and make our voices heard."

Marc Galvez—San Diego UPS Package, 30 years