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Forty (40) years, and still counting!!!
Updated On: Feb 13, 2013
Willie Jackson Jr., Manager of Central Parking System #6001 celebrates Forty (40) Years as a proud Teamsters Local 272 member.

Willie Jackson Jr., joined Teamsters Local 272, in the spring of 1973. Jackson has seen it all in 40 years. I visit the garage where he manages for Central Parking System on Monday February 11, 2013, to get his views, his opinon about what he witness when entering our general membership meeting February 4, 2013, seven (7) days prior.

Jackson states, it was a wonderful site to have seen when I walked in our union hall at 220 East 23rd Street, and saw the crowd of organized members that received a notice sent to their homes, or contacted by this great internet tool. (the web-site) I was surprised, amazed, and proud of every last member in that room. It's about time, members are waking up, and finally smelling the coffee. We are Hungry for information, education. We are losing our shirts because, how we have demostrated the lack of interest at meetings over the years, as well as the support to our union. Our union is there for us, they are handling grievances, negotiating other contracts for our brothers and sisters in the Rental Cars/Truck Leasing Co., also, running the everyday operation at the union office, etc. The least we can do, is be ready when we (members of Local 272) are called upon, just like we displayed February 4, 2013. I urge you to attend every month, bring another co-worker, call them you have their number, text them, send them an email, do something. One Hundred and Fifteen (115) people showing up anywhere is impressive.   I further go on to quote; the late President John F. Kennedy "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" 

Jackson; "what can we do for our union!" I look forward seeing the awesome turn-out again, of my brothers and sisters at all other meetings. The Parking contract expires March 5, 2014, 1 year away.... "I want continous job security, health benefits, pension contribution increases, and of course, more money to take home"   What do you want, how do we get it together?

I enjoyed the time spent with Willie Jackson Jr., he is a gentlemen, respectful, knowledgeable, intelligent, and very inspirational. Jackson is not only a Manager, he's a leader, a father, and a member of Local 272 for Forty (40) years and still counting. "He's a Man"

Thank you Brother Willie, it was an honor.....

Fred Alston, President   


 
 
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