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December 01, 2020
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 (234) 888-0848.

   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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PRESIDENTTravis W. Bornstein
Principal Officer/Business Agent 

  • 31 years Active Teamsters Member Local No. 24.
  • 21 years President and Principal Officer Local No. 24.
  • 24 years Business Agent/Organizer Local No. 24.
  • Elected Secretary Treasurer - Teamsters Joint Council No. 41
  • Elected Recording Secretary - Ohio Conference of Teamsters
  • Trustee, Ohio Conference of Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund.
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee - Ohio Teamsters Strike Fund covering 34 Local Unions, 15 States, 78,000 participating members with $15 million in assets.
  • Chairman of Ohio Joint State Freight Division - Over-the-Road, Local Cartage and Private Carriage Committees.
  • Served as Chairman of the Central Region Local Cartage Grievance Committee for the National Freight Division.
  • 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 elected 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


  • 35 Years Active Teamster Member Local 24.
  • 11 Years Secretary Treasurer Local 24.
  • 21 Years Business Agent/Organizer Local 24.
  • 7 Years Vice President Local 24.
  • 25 Years Chairman of Local D.R.I.V.E. 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/Alternate to the last four IBT Conventions.
  • Elected Delegate to the 29th IBT Convention.
  • Attended numerous IBT, Joint Council 41 & Ohio Conference of Teamsters Workshops.
  • Won well over $150,000 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 elected Dock/Yard Steward - Roadway Express.

Phone: 234-888-0848, extension 11

VICE PRESIDENTKevin King, East Manufacturing

  • 39 Years Active Teamsters Member Local 24.
  • 28 Years Executive Board Member Local 24.
  • 13 Years Vice President Local 24.
  • 9 Years Recording Secretary Local 24.
  • 6 Years Trustee Local 24.
  • 3 Years Business Agent Local 24.
  • 32 Years Shop Steward & Alternate Steward - East Manufacturing.
  • 45 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.


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

  • 30 Year Active Teamster Member - Roadway, YRC, ABF Freight.
  • Current Recording Secretary.
  • 2 time elected Trustee of Local 24.
  • 25 years shop steward - Dock/Yard/City/Road.
  • Served on several Local Bylaws Committees. 
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Served as conductor of Local 24.
  • Attended Numerous Local 24 Steward & Jount Council 41 Seminars.
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41.
  • Member of Local 24 Volunteer Organizing Committee.
  • Served as Seargent-at-Arms, Akron City Committee.
  • Served as Chairman of Local 24 Building Committee.
  • Elected Alternate Delegate to the 29th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention.
  • Experienced at all levals of the Ohio Joint State Grievance Committee.
  • Veteran - 9 years military service.
  • 2 years Kent State/University of Akron - English, Communication, Education.

TRUSTEEGeorge Meade, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

  • 33 Years Active Teamster Member Local 24.
  • 11 Years Trustee & Executive Board Member Local 24.
  • 21 Years Steward and Alternate Steward - Coca Cola.
  • Served on numerous Coca Cola Contract Negotiating Committees. 
  • Attended numerous Local 24 Steward & Joint Council 41 Seminars.
  • Experienced in Grievance & Arbitration Procedures.
  • Member of Volunteer Organizing Committee.
  • Delegate to Joint Council 41.
  • Completed Workplace Development F.M.L.A.
    The University of Akron.
  • Member of D.R.I.V.E.
  • Active in Community for Change - children with special needs.
  • Member of Masonic Lodge & Shriners.
  • 10 years Trustee - Tadmor Shrine.
  • Served as Director of Royal Order of Jesters.
  • Life member of Greater Akron Motorcycle Club.


Brian Gibson, Y.R.C. Freight - City

  • 27 years active Teamster member of Local 24 & Local 407.
  • 23 years as Steward and Alternate Steward for Roadway/YRC Freight for the dock, yard and city.
  • 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 at all levals of the Ohio Joint State Grievance Committee.
  • Member of Local No. 24 Organizing Committee.
  • Elected Alternate Delegate to the 29th IBT Convention.
  • Served as Sergeant-At-Arms for Teamsters Local 24.
  • Served as Interim Business Agent for Teamsters Local 24.




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  Current Campaigns  
  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    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.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

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