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September 22, 2019
A Message From the President

  As a new member, I am sure there are many questions you have about the Teamsters Union. Understanding your Union will be extremlely important in the years to come. I urge you to become a active member of Local No. 24 and get involved. Please browse the website to get familiar with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Local No. 24. Your degree of participation is totally up to you, from just paying your union dues, to attending the monthly membership meetings, or participating on the volunteer organizing committee.  It's your choice. There will always be room for you and we welcome new ideas. There are plenty of activities going on from attending Rallies on the War on Workers, Labor Day Parades or Phone Banking. Just ask, how can I help. 

  To become a member in good standing, you must take your oath of obligation. To accomplish this, attend our next Regular Meeting, or just schedule a time to come to the union office. I hope you will take an interest in your union and actively support your worksite Union Stewards. Working together, we can help insure equity on the job. The strength of Local No. 24 at your company is a direct reflections of the unity and participation of you, the members. If you have any questions, please let me know. The Union office is open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (330) 434-8126.

   To the rest of my Brothers and Sisters of Local No. 24, as you already know, were standing on the shoulders of our retirees who came before us and now its our turn to build on that legacy. Our fight is different in alot of ways, but never forget, its still a fight and we can't win without you. If there is anything that your Union can do for you. We have one rule - just ask.  


Travis W. Bornstein
Teamsters Local No. 24

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Local 24 Executive Board
Updated On: Sep 10, 2019


Pictured (left to right): Ed Dodson Jr. - BA/Organizer, Tom Kirkpatrick - Trustee,
Brian Gibson - Trustee, Kevin King - Vice President, President, Travis W. Bornstein,
David Richards - Secretary Treasurer, Larry Newsom - Recording Secretary
and George Meade - Trustee

Pictured Above: Newly appointed Trustee,
Tom Kirkpatrick (YRC Freight) is sworn into office. 

President & Business AgentTravis W. Bornstein

  • Active Teamsters Member Local No. 24 since 1988
  • President and Principal Officer Local No. 24 since 1999
  • Business Agent/Organizer Local No. 24 since 1996
  • Secretary Treasurer - Teamsters Joint Council No. 41
  • Recording Secretary - Ohio Conference of Teamsters
  • Trustee - Ohio Conference of Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund
  • Trustee - Ohio Teamsters Strike Fund
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee - Ohio Teamsters Strike Fund
  • Chairman Akron City - Local Cartage Grievance Committee
  • Chairman of Ohio Joint State - Private Carriage Committee
  • Served as Chairman of Ohio Joint State - Over the-Road and Local Cartage Grievance Committee
  • Chairman of the Ohio Highway Drivers Council
  • Served as Chairman of the Central Region Local Cartage Grievance Committee for the National Freight Division
  • Member of the Central Region Local Cartage Negotiating Committee for the National Master Freight Agreement:  For the Period: April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2013
  • Served as Personal Representative for the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 
  • Graduate from the Teamsters Leadership Academy – extensive training on contract negotiations, labor laws, organizing, local union planning, time management, contract language and communications
  • Completed seminars in Central States Health, Welfare and Pension Plans
  • Completed seminars from the US Department of Labor on union officer’s responsibilities and the Ohio Secretary of State on campaign finance reporting
  • Completed seminars on Effective Negotiating Strategies
  • Vice President Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E.
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Former Dock/Yard Steward - Roadway Express
  • Honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps after four years of active duty, was meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant (E-5) at the age of twenty-one; graduated from Non-Commissioned Officers Leadership School in the top 6% of the class – clearly an indication of Reliability, Leadership and Character

Phone: 234-888-0848, extension 12

Secretary Treasurer & Business AgentDavid Richards

  • 32 Years Active Teamster Member Local 24
  • 8 Years Secretary Treasurer Local 24
  • 18 Years Business Agent/Organizer Local 24
  • 7 Years Vice President Local 24
  • 22 Years Chairman of Local D.R.I.V.E. Committee
  • Sergeant - At - Arms at J.A.C. Change of Operations Committee
  • Sergeant - At - Arms at J.A.C. MCLAC Committee
  • Sergeant - At - Arms for Joint Council No. 41
  • Panel Member Akron Local Cartage Grievance Committee
  • Panel Member Ohio Joint State Local Cartage, Over-the-Road & Private Carriage Grievance Committees
  • Graduated from the Teamsters Leadership Academy - Washington, D.C.
  • Elected Delegate to the 26th IBT Convention
  • Elected Delegate to the 29th IBT Convention
  • Attended numerous IBT, Joint Council & Ohio Conference Workshops
  • Won over $100,000 for the Members in grievance & arbitration back pay awards
  • As union organizer has produced results by winning representations elections & negotiating first contracts, adding new members to Local 24
  • Former Dock/Yard Steward - Roadway Express

Phone: 234-888-0848, extension 11

Vice PresidentKevin King, East Manufacturing

  • 37 Years Active Teamsters Member Local 24
  • 25 Years Executive Board Member Local 24
  • 10 Years Vice President Local 24
  • 9 Years Recording Secretary Local 24
  • 6 Years Trustee Local 24
  • 3 Years Business Agent Local 24
  • 29 Years Shop Steward  & Alternate Steward - East Manufacturing
  • 42 Year employee at East Manufacturing-served as President & Vice President of East Employees Association, which merged with Local 24
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Chairman of Local 24 Sports & Recreation Committee
  • Graduated from IBT Teaching Techniques Conference & served as Local 24 Education Coordinator
  • Planned & coordinated Local 24 Steward Educational Seminars
  • Extensive experience in Contract Negotiation & Grievance Procedures
  • Elected as Alternate Delegate to the 26th International Convention
  • Member of Local 24 Volunteer Organizing Committee
  • Attended numerous Local 24, Joint Council 41, Ohio Conference & IBT seminars

Recording Secretary

Larry Newsom, A.B.F. Freight - City

  • 35 Years Active Teamster Member
  • 13 Years Trustee Local 24
  • 2 Years Recording Secretary of Local 24
  • 23 Years at Local 24 as USF Holland Road Driver
  • 20 Years Road Steward USF Holland
  • 3 Years as Local 24 Sergeant-At-Arms
  • Previously Road Driver for Volvo - 11 Years. Served as Road Steward, Member of Volvo Negotiation Committee.
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Attended Numerous Local 24 Steward & Jount Council Seminars
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41
  • Member of Local 24 Volunteer Organizing Committee

TrusteeGeorge Meade, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

  • 28 Years Active Teamster Member Local 24
  • 3 Years Trustee & Executive Board Member Local 24
  • 14 Years Steward/Alternate Coca Cola
  • Served as Member of Contract Negotiating Committee
  • Attended Numerous Local 24 Steward & Joint Council Seminars
  • Experienced in Grievance & Arbitration Procedure
  • Member of Volunteer Organizing Committee
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Active in Community for Change for Children
  • Member of Masonic Lodge & Shriners
  • Trustee at Tadmor Shrine


Brian Gibson, YRC Freight - City

  • 21 Years Active Teamster Member Local 24
  • 18 Years Dock/Yard Steward YRC
  • Attended Local 24 Steward & Joint Council 41 Seminars
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41
  • Member of Local 24 Building Committee
  • Experienced in the O.J.S.C. Grievance Procedure
  • Member of Local No. 24 Organizing Committee
  • Elected Alternate Delegate to the 29th IBT Convention


Tom Kirkpatrick, YRC Freight - Dock/Yard

  • Active Teamster Member Local 24
  • Dock/Yard Steward YRC
  • Attended Local 24 Steward & Joint Council 41 Seminars
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41


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  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

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    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
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