- Is nearly 7,000 members strong
- Has members in 55 of Michigan’s 83 counties
- Represents a mixture of public and private sector employers
- Has 19 employees, including 11 business agents
- Has representatives on the National Negotiating Committee for United Parcel Service and the Teamsters Joint Council, one trustee of the Michigan Conference of Teamsters Welfare Fund
A Message from Secretary-Treasurer Ron Holzgen
Local 406 represents nearly 7,000 members at more than 200 locations from four offices in the Greater Grand Rapids area to Saginaw and north to Traverse City and Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula. We fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions for a diverse range of employees from truck drivers and warehousemen to nurses and office workers.
We are a geographically diverse local, representing working men and women across a vast array of professions. For example, we have 18 different UPS locations that are part of Local 406. If you were to drive them all, you would put more than 2,000 miles on your car.
We are also a diverse local in terms of professions, representing everyone from nurses in Alpena and sheriff ’s deputies in Menominee, to package handlers and warehouse workers in Grand Rapids.
Our members have diverse concerns, both on and off the job. In order to deal with these concerns effectively, we need to know who you are – what you want, how you make your living and what goals you have for yourself and your family.
It’s important to me, and to all of us on the Executive Board, that our members in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay Region all feel as if they have access to their elected leadership. Know that your issues are our issues – and just as important to me and to the E Board as the members who live within walking distance of our offices in Grand Rapids. I am always available via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or toll-free phone call (1.800.626.6211). But nothing can replace face-to-face interaction. I look forward to meeting you at one of my upcoming meetings around the state.
– Ron Holzgen
Teamsters Local 406