Teamsters Local 284
What We Do
We secure improved wages, hours, working conditions and other economic advantages through organization, negotiations and collective bargaining.
Who We Are
Teamsters Local union No. 284 is a labor organization dedicated to representing working people in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities.
Who We Represent
We are a miscellaneous and industrial Union representing members working in numerous industries including airline, brewery and soft drink, bakery, building trades and construction, freight, warehousing and public sector.
Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, we have shared our Union Hall (555 E. Rich St.) with Teamsters Local 413 since the 1970s. The Union Hall has always been jointly operated by these two Locals through a building corporation.
Without notice to us, Local 413 has solicited an offer to sell the Union Hall. The offer was reviewed by our Executive Board and unanimously rejected.
That offer was for $1.35M. Three days after our Executive Board voted to reject that offer, the offer was raised to $1.8M.
Local 284’s leadership is against this offer, and here are some of the reasons:
- Our Union Hall is paid for and has no mortgage.
- The Hall is centrally and conveniently located for all members.
- Most importantly, absolutely no consideration was given to the detrimental impact on Local 284’s ability to represent the members, depriving them of a very adequate facility which has served its purpose very well over the years.
- We would NEVER sell our property without Local Executive Board and 284 Membership approval.
Local 284 and Local 413 are scheduled to hold a building corporation meeting on Sept. 24, 2020, to discuss these events.
Before then, please MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD and submit your comments to Local 284 President Mark Vandak at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them below.
We will keep you informed of any new developments. Thank you!
All ballots have been counted, and the Vandak-Spahr Slate has won the majority.
The individual results are:
Mark Vandak: 694
Gary Schoenian: 489
Joe Spahr: 697
Brian Behnke: 487
Brian Basham: 695
Andrew R. Kirk: 486
Brian Barrowman: 695
Norma Wagner-Barnes: 489
Bill Merdeath: 693
Fred Price: 692
BJ Wilson: 685
Shaun Brown: 492
John Wolfe: 486
Bryce Clark: 489
The incumbents will begin a new three-year term on January 1, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the election.Download: 20191114152712.pdf
Local 284 and it’s Negotiating Committees were able to reach Tentative Agreements for both Sygma Warehouse and Drivers simultaneously.
After strike authorization was provided by members from both units, Local 284 obtained wage increases of $2.30/hour (Warehouse) and 11% (Drivers) over the life of the agreement in addition to Ratification bonuses for both.
The Negotiating Committees for both groups maintained the current quality health insurance with very minimal increases over the life of the agreement for members and their families.
Both Agreements contained NO concessions to the Company and several positive language changes for the membership.
Congratulations to Sygma workers, Local 284, and the power of solidarity!