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Teamsters Union Local 229 members elect new Officers


FEBRUARY 2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Teamsters Union Local 229 members elect new Officers


REGION, January 29th- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 229, 3104 North Main Avenue in Scranton, has new officers.

According to John Petrochko, Office Manager of Local 229, seven new officers were elected to the Executive Board of IBT Local 229. They will serve in their positions from January 1st, 2011 through December 31st, 2013.

“In a fiercely contested election the rank and file members overwhelming supported the “Time For A New Direction Slate” to take over the reins of Local Union 229,” stated Mr. Petrochko.

Craig Pawlik was elected as the Secretary-Treasurer/Business Representative and Principal Officer. Mr. Pawlik was employed at Ocean Logistics in Dunmore. He served as a Union Steward and previously was the President of Local 229.

Charlie Miller was elected as Vice-President/Business Representative. Mr. Miller was previously a Union Steward at his employer, the United Parcel Service (UPS) and served as a Trustee of Local 229.

Other newly elected Officers include:

Fred Mitchell, President: Mr. Mitchell is an employee of Harper Collins
Publishers in Dunmore;

Bill Metzger, Recording-Secretary: Mr. Metzger work at Precision

JoAnn Wiser, Trustee: Ms. Wiser is employed at Susquehanna County Prison;

George Burns, Trustee: Mr. Burns works for the Scranton Sewer Authority;

Mike Kovalski, Trustee: Mr. Kovalski is employed at UPS.

Mr. Petrochko stated the new leadership team have all been involved with their Union and have served as Union Stewards.

“All members of this new team have served as Union Stewards and Labor Leaders for many years and now welcome the opportunity to use their experience for the best interests of the hardworking members of Teamsters Local Union 229,” said Mr. Petrochko.

Local 229 represents IBT members in and around Lackawanna County while Local 401 in Wilkes-Barre represents IBT members in and around Luzerne County.

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