On This Day in 1952
The federal minimum wage increased to 75¢ an hour.
- Voices of Labor
Denis served six years in the U.S. Army, before becoming a member of Local 355 in 1979 while employed as a driver at United Parcel Service. In 1982, he was elected by his coworkers as shop steward.
He was Sergeant-at-Arms for Local 355 in 1983, and Recording Secretary for the Local in 1988. In 1991 Denis became a Local business agent. He was subsequently elected president and principal officer in 1994, a position he has held since.
Contact Denis at 410-566-5700
Dave originally joined the Teamsters Union in 1967 while employed at Montgomery Ward, and became a member of Local 355 in 1980 while employed as a driver for B. Green & Co. In 1983, Dave became shop steward for Green's transportation department, a position he held until 1993.
In 1994, Dave was elected Local 355 Secretary-Treasurer, a position he holds today.
Contact Dave at 410-566-5700
Bill joined the Teamsters Union in 1973 while employed as a driver for Anchor Motor Freight. He was elected in 1986 shop steward by his coworkers at New Penn, serving in that capacity until 1997, when he was elected vice president of Teamsters Local 557. Bill was elected president of Local 557 in 2002 and served until Local 557 merged with Local 355 in 2005, at which time he became Local 355's recording secretary. In December 2015, the Local Executive Board appointed Bill to the office of vice president upon the retirement of Vice President Ervin Williams. Additional career highlights include:
Bill represents members in Freight and Car Haul at the following companies:
New Penn Motor Express
Annapolis Junction Rail Solutions
Cassens Transport Company
Jack Cooper Transport Company
Mark originally joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 557 in 1993 as a driver in the freight industry. He was a shop steward at USF Redstar. He became a recording secretary for Local 557 in 2002, then secretary-treasurer in 2003.
In 2006, Mark joined Local 355 staff as a business agent. In December 2015, the Local Executive Board appointed him Local 355 recording secretary.
Mark represents members in the Freight, Small Package, Car Rental and Airport Services Industries at the following companies:
Contact Mark at 410-566-5700
Janet joined Teamsters 355 when she started working at UPS part-time as a driver's helper. She was elected shop steward in 1997, and with the exception of one term, has been a shop steward since. In 2001, she became a full-time UPS employee working in the warehouse.
Janet became a trustee in 2007, becoming the first woman ever to be elected to the 355 executive board. She attended the 2007 Woman's Conference.
Tim is a fifth-generation trade unionist who joined Local 355 in 1991 as a part timer for UPS while attending Towson State University. After graduating, he chose to go full-time with UPS as a package car driver, a position he holds today. He became a shop steward in 2003, working under the tutelage of former trustee Don Riley. He was elected trustee in 2008 following the retirement of trustee Ralph Boarman.
While employed as a helper at The Kronheim Company, Lloyd "Chip" Elgert joined Local 355 in 1966 and served on the negotiation committee there in 1970. Chip went on to become a driver and shop steward for Liquid Carbonic Corporation from 1970 until 1997.
Chip became Local 355 Sargeant at Arms in 1990 serving in that capacity until 1997 when he became a Local 355 business agent.
Chip represents members in the Gas, Chemical, Dry Ice, Spirit & Fine Wine, Duty-Free Distribution, Truck Maintenance, Wholesale Maintenance Supply, Bakery Distribution, and Film Production industries at the following companies:
Dry Ice Corp.
Penske Truck Leasing
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)
Contact Chip at 410-566-5700
John originally joined the Teamsters Union in 1986 and became a member of Local 355 in 1990 while employed as a driver for Burris Foods. In 1993, he signed on as a shop steward and served in that capacity until he joined the Local 355 staff as a business agent in 1999.
John represents members in the Airline, Bakery, Building Materials and Construction, Foodservice, Food Processing, Industrial Trades, Transportation and Warehouse industries at the following companies:
Contact John at 410-742-3144
Marcus became a member of Local 355 in 1984 while employed as a warehouseman for B. Green & Co. The following year he was elected warehouse shop steward. In 1993, when Marcus began work for Mountainside Transportation, he signed on as a dockmen/loader shop steward, then in 1995 went on to be a warehouse shop steward at Sysco Food Service. In 1999, Marcus became a business agent for Local 355, a position he holds today.
Marcus represents members employed in Transportation and the Public Sector:
Contact Marcus at 410-566-5700
While employed as a sorter at United Parcel Service Quad Avenue, Eric became a member of Local 355 in 1990. In 1994 he became a full-time delivery driver and served as shop steward from 1997 through 2005. Eric was a feeder driver from 2005 until 2006, when he became a business agent for Local 355.
In 2017 Eric was appointed to serve on the UPS Atlantic-Area Negotiating Committee.
Eric represents members at the following locations:
UPS Baltimore: Sort, Pre-Load, Delivery
UPS BWI Airport: Plane Crew, Sort
UPS Easton: Sort, Pre-Load, Delivery
UPS Salisbury: Sort, Pre-Load, Delivery
UPS Harrington: Sort, Pre-Load, Delivery
Contact Eric at 410-566-5700
Ed joined Local 355 in 1991 when he signed on as a driver at Sysco. In 1994, he went to work for U.S. Foodservice and was elected shop steward in 1997. In 2006 served as an alternate delegate to the 2006 IBT Convention in Las Vegas. Appointed to the local executive board as a trustee, Ed was elected to the position in 2008. In May 2015, Ed joined the Local 355 staff.
Contact Ed at 410-566-5700
Mike Petro began working for UPS in the Preload Dept. at the Quad Avenue facility in 1990, became a full-time driver in 1994, and was elected shop steward in 2006. He served as an alternate delegate at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in 2011. Mike joined the Local 355 staff as a business agent in 2016.
Mike represents members employed at
UPS/Quad Ave (Local Sort, Preload, and Delivery)
UPS/Hunt Valley (Local Sort, Preload, and Delivery)
Contact Mike at 410-566-5700
John began his trucking career as a truck helper in 1986 for The Kronheim Co. In 1989 he joined the Teamsters when he went to work with Reliable Liquors as a driver. He was elected shop steward in 1996, a position he held up until the company closed in February 2002. A month later, John gained employment as a driver with Praxair. He was again was elected a shop steward and worked through April 2008, when Praxair also closed its doors. In August 2008, John went to work for Giant Food as a driver for the local pharmaceutical distribution center where he was elected shop steward and Lead Driver. But in 2016 Giant Food decided to shutter its pharmaceutical division, putting John and his coworkers out of a job. John quickly went to work as a Baltimore Sun driver and the following year also signed on with DHL as a part-timer. Throughout 2017 John worked both jobs until he went full time with DHL. He remained at DHL until he joined the Local 355 staff as a Business Agent in 2018.
*Sergeant at Arms 1997-2018
*Alternate Delegate at the 2001 IBT Convention
*Sergeant at Arms at the 2006 IBT Convention
*Delegate at the 2016 IBT Convention
John represents members at:
Old Line Custom Meats
Baltimore Sun: Drivers
Baltimore Sun: Pressmen
Contact John at 41o-566-5700
Gina is administrative assistant to the principle officer, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Local.
Contact Gina at 410-566-5700
Carolyn is the Titan system operator handling membership and dues administation at the Salisbury office.
Contact Carolyn at 410-742-3144
Bonnie is a Titan system operator handling membership and dues administation at the Baltimore office
Contact Bonnie at 410-566-5700
Jesse is a Titan system operator handling membership and dues administation at the Baltimore office.
Contact Jesse at 410-566-5700
Rose manages Local 355's Maryland Federal Credit Union in Baltimore.
Contact Rose at 410-566-5700
General Membership Meetings
Baltimore: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 @ 10 am
Salisbury: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 10 am
Please be present and on time.