Teamsters Local 445
The Largest Local Union In The Hudson Valley And The Catskills
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  • Education Department

    Health & Safety Training

    Local 445 is one of only a few locals to be able to provide an IBT sponsored Health and Safety training program to our members.  Contact our trainer, Mike Muller, to sign up for any of these trainings. Currently we are able to provide training in:

    • Hazwaste Worker (Hazwoper)

    • Hazmat Transportation Security & Awareness

    • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety

    • OSHA PIT (forklift) Safety

    Leadership Institute

    The Local 445 Leadership Institute provides workshops for Shop Stewards and active members to prepare them for their roles as worksite leaders.  Check our Upcoming Events on the left and our Calendar for workshop schedules and contact Norelis Santiago to register. The following workshops are provided:

    Shop Steward Workshop 101- Learn basics in issue/grievance resolutions, information gathering, filling out a grievance form, and upholding your union contract.

    Shop Steward Workshop 102- Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shop Steward Workshop 101 and 6 months of being a Shop Steward. Shop stewards will learn and practice advanced grievance handling, preparing for an arbitration, and internal organzing skills to help them represent and defend their co-workers.

    Organizing 101- Learn the Teamster organzing model and become proficient in working on an organzing campaign to grow the union.

    Political Action- Learn basic principles and strategies for developing and implementing a political action plan for anything from local community boards to presidential elections.

    US Labor History- Learn the rich history of the US labor movement. Develop respect, pride and motivation from those who toiled and died to give us the rights and dignity we have today.

    Internal Organizing- How to organize your coworkers to become more united, resolve worksite issues, and become more active in the union.

    Worker Advancement Training

    Under the leadership of our President Sandy Shaddock and Secretary Treasurer Barry Russell we are in the process of immensely expanding the training provided by Local 445.  Our immediate goal is to provide CDL class A and B training for our members and community.  Our long term goal is to build an entire training facility and start the East Coast Apprenticeship program.  Check back soon for updated information and contact Sandy Shaddock to join the planning committee for this program.

    The first class being offerred is for Articulated Boom Certification. This will be an eight-hour class and will be scheduled as soon as 15 Local 445 members have registered to take it.  As of 2013 operators of an articluted boom crane must be certified. Register Today!

    Page Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 (12:04:41)
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