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.
A nomination meeting was held on Feb. 2, 2021 to nominate candidates for Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the 30th International Convention of the IBT, which will be held virtually. Here are the results:
- Mark Vandak — Delegate
- Joe Spahr — Delegate
- Brian Basham — Delegate
- Brian Barrowman — Delegate
- BJ Wilson — Alternate
- Fred Price — Alternate
- Bill Merdeath — Alternate
Click on the attached PDF to see the official IBT announcement.Download: 20210204131956.pdf
As a reminder, the applications for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are due March 1, 2021. The application system is completely on-line and can be reached through the Fund’s website: www.jrhmsf.org
The Fund will be awarding academic scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and who are the sons, daughters or financial dependents of Teamster members (this includes members of the BLET, BMWED and GCC). The academic awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Fund is also accepting applications for Training and Vocational Program scholarships. These range from $500 to $2,000 and will be awarded to the sons, daughters or financial dependents of Teamster members (including BLET, BMWED and GCC) who plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college or other training institution. Programs must be related to a Teamster-represented industry, class or craft. (Exact application procedures are outlined in the application on our website, www.jrhmsf.org)
The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2021. If you have additional questions, please see the Fund website at www.jrhmsf.org and view the Frequently Asked Questions section.
It is with regret that we advise that the General Executive Board has determined that the pandemic will prevent the International Union from conducting the 30th International Convention in-person. While we are hopeful that the new vaccines will be distributed and administered to much of the public before June, many people responsible for conducting an in-person Convention need to be in Las Vegas within the next few weeks to make the necessary arrangements. After we have all worked so hard over these months to protect our members by providing PPE and forcing employers to act responsibly, we cannot put delegates and convention planners at risk. Nor can we predict that it will be safe to travel to Las Vegas in June, or that regulations in Nevada will permit such a large gathering.
You will soon be receiving the Official Convention Call. It will set forth the procedural accommodations that will be in effect for this Convention, to the extent we can anticipate at this time. Additional adjustments may be necessary depending on the future course of the pandemic and governmental regulations. There will not be any changes to the Constitutional provisions for electing delegates or the basis for determining representation from Locals, Joint Councils or other affiliates, or nominating and voting for candidates for International office.
Despite the fact we will be separated physically, we will be unified in our commitment to accomplishing the goals of the Convention, nominating candidates, adopting amendments to the Constitution, adopting resolutions that will maintain this Union’s position at the forefront of the labor movement, and addressing the future needs of our members. We urge you to stay safe, take the vaccine when it becomes available, and stay Teamster strong.Download: 01.06.2021.jph.kh.convention.memo.pdf
The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council #41 is proud to announce the award of $1,000 College Tuition Scholarships to outstanding high school seniors from families of members of Local Unions affiliated with the Joint Council. Please click on this attachment for more information and the scholarship application.
Applications are due May 31, 2021.Download: TJC 2021 Scholarship Application.pdf