Teamsters Union 987 is unique from other unions in our representation structure. Most other union negotiations are conducted by volunteer representatives (called Shop Stewards) who work for the employer. While our shop stewards are essential to the bargaining process, we also have six full-time, independent Business Agents on staff to make for an even stronger voice at the table. Our members can approach these trusted Business Agents knowing that by raising a grievance, they are not compromising relationships on the job. These expert agents’ primary duties are to defend and protect our valued members, and as such, members can be sure that their grievances will not be overshadowed by other priorities.
Our Business Agents are also unique in that they have all been Teamsters Union 987 members for several years and some were even involved with organizing their workplaces. They have worked from the ground up, like you, and are very familiar with negotiating grievances and collective bargaining agreements with employers.