Hoffa Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Sam Markle from Bismarck, ND, he has been chosen by the selection committee to receive a $10,000.00  James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Award. Sam will be attending North Dakota State University (NDSU) in the Fall and plans to major in Pharmacy.  He has also been recruited to run Track & Cross Country for the Bison.  He is the son of Frank & Deana Mack and Scott Markle.  Frank Mack has been a Teamster Local 123 & 638 member and driver at UPS for 27 years.

In addition, Mikaela Shepard, daughter of Diane Kooistra (UPS Mpls), and Katelyn Weisbrod daughter of Daniel Weisbrod Jr (UPS Eagan) have been selected as $1,000 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship winners.


Congratulations North Dakota Retiree's

Congratulations to our North Dakota Retiree's. These men have each served the members of Teamsters Local 123 & 638 very well for many years. They are from Left to Right; Larry Schaff (UPS steward and Trustee from Local 123), Wiliam Stradinger (36 yrs), Kellen Glasser( UPS Steward, 27 yrs), with Jeff Diede, B.A. Teamsters Local  638 (not retiring)

Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year

ST. CLOUD — The Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA) named St Cloud Metro Bus driver and Teamsters Local 638 member Jerry Gillman Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year at its annual conference last week, this year held in St. Paul. Click here for the Employers notice. Congradulation Jerry!!!

From Teamsters Local 120 Trustee William Moore

This memorandum discusses the requirement that all members of the IBT, including members of Local 638, must refrain from associating with former Local 120 Secretary Treasurer Brad Slawson Sr., President Brad Slawson, Jr. and member Todd Chester for a period of 10 years  effective immediately. To view the entire letter click here

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Teamster's Proud History

Learning about the struggles and victories of the past will help union leaders, members and nonmembers alike appreciate the contributions Teamsters made not only to labor history but to American history.

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Welcome to Teamsters Local 638

With offices in Minneapolis and Bismarck, Teamsters Local 638 represents more than 5500 workers and their families throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.  We represent more than 5500 drivers, warehouse employees, movie/film, horticulture, sports area professionals and skilled workers from a variety of other professions.

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New UPS Contract books are available, Teamsters Local 638 Officers and Agents are visiting UPS locations and delivering the books to members. If you have not received your 2013-2018 Contract book please see your Union Steward.