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Teamsters Local Union 79

5818 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33619-1033
Open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday

Telephone: (813) 621-1391    Fax: (813) 626-7915

Brian A. Rothman
President & Business Manager

Welcome To Teamsters Local 79's Web Site

This web site is for our members, their families and others seeking information about Teamsters Local 79 and the 1.4 million-member Teamsters Union. We encourage your comments on the educational value, user friendliness and contents of this web site.

The Local 79 team works with Joint Council 75 and the International Union to organize and educate workers so that workers will attain a higher standard of living. The union’s key roles include:

  • Organizing workers so they can have a voice in the workplace.
  • Educating members so that they know their workplace rights and can participate fully in our democratic society.
  • Involving members in the political process so that their issues are addressed.
  • Negotiating and enforcing contracts with employers so that each member will be treated with dignity, justice and respect.

If you are not 100% membership at your work site and you are willing to make it 100%, call your Business Agent or myself to learn how we can accomplish that goal. This is why the Teamsters Union is one of just a few International Unions that are successful in our organizing efforts today with strong master, area and local contracts. This is why the Teamsters are looked upon by other International Unions as the leader and trend setter in the labor movement.

We encourage all our members to attend their monthly General Membership Meeting at the Tampa Union Hall, at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (except for the months of June, July, and August), and the second Saturday of December.  

Refreshments are provided after each meeting so we can relax and socialize with the membership. It’s a great opportunity to visit and share your experiences with the other Brothers and Sisters throughout Local 79’s jurisdiction. Area meetings are also held in Ft. Myers.


Teamsters Local 79



(WASHINGTON) – The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United slate has been elected to lead the international union for the next five years. The candidates for General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Regions were elected Thursday night in the 2021 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. International Vice Presidents in the Canadian Region were elected by acclamation at the 2021 International Convention in June. The term of office begins in March 2022.

The 2022-2027 General Executive Board members are:

General President:

Sean O’Brien, President, Local 25, Boston, MA

General Secretary-Treasurer:

Fred Zuckerman, President, Local 89, Louisville, KY

International Vice Presidents At-Large:

Juan Campos, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 705, Chicago, IL

Greg Floyd, President, Local Union 237, New York, NY

Tony Jones, President, Local 413, Columbus, OH

John Palmer, Local 657, San Antonio, TX

James Wright, President, Local 822, Norfolk, VA

Joan Corey, Business Agent, Local 25, Boston, MA

Chris Griswold, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 986, Los Angeles, CA

Canadian Region Vice Presidents:

François LaPorte, President, Teamsters Canada, Laval, QC

Stan Hennessy, President, Local Union 31, Delta, BC

Craig McInnes, President, Local Union 938, Mississauga, ON

Central Region Vice Presidents:

Danny Avelyn, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 554, Omaha, NE

Tom Erickson, President, Local 120, Minneapolis, MN

Avral Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 89, Louisville, KY

Eastern Region Vice Presidents:

Rocco Calo, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 1150, Stratford, CT

Bill Hamilton, President, Local Union 107, Philadelphia, PA

Matt Taibi, President, Local 251, Providence, RI

Southern Region Vice Presidents:

Thor Johnson, Vice President, Local 79, Tampa, FL

Brent Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 745, Dallas, TX

Western Region Vice Presidents:

Mark Davison, President, Local 162, Portland, OR

Lindsay Dougherty, Recording Secretary, Local 399, Hollywood, CA

Peter Finn, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 856, San Francisco, CA

Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 174, Seattle, WA

International Trustees:

Willie Ford, President, Local 71, Charlotte, NC

Dan Kane, Jr., President, Local 202, New York, NY

Vinnie Perrone, President, Local 804, New York, NY

The unofficial vote results can be viewed at

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at


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We are looking for members who would like to become a Union Activist as an Organizer, Political Committee or a Member on our “Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund Committee”.

Click here to fill out the Union Activist Form.


For updates, comments and general questions please click here and/or call to 1-800-323-7640 for recorded message with current information.


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