On behalf of the Teamsters Local 509 we would like to congratulate Jeff Bennett and Robert Browning on their retirement from UPS. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Best Wishes on your next adventure.
Just like the rest of 2020, Labor Day will be a Holiday like no other, during a year like no other. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
The Local Union 509 membership is informed that recently Brother Ready passed away at the age of 91. Brother Ready served honorably in the United States Army in the Korean War. Brother Ready began working in the trucking industry in 1951 and became an Executive Board Member of the Local Union. Brother Ready was instrumental in serving on every position on the Executive Board. In 1990 he reached the top spot by being elected as President. In 1992 Brother Ready made the decision to retire and spend more time with his beloved family as they all enjoyed the farm that was so very close to Brother Ready’s heart. Local Union 509 appreciates the dedication and commitment that Brother Ready unselfishly showed in paving the way for so many union members and their families. Brother Ready will be missed.