Teamsters Local 445
The Largest Local Union In The Hudson Valley And The Catskills
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  • Officers & Staff Info
    Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer

    Barry Russell
    Barry was born into a Union Family. His Father was a member of Elevator Contractors Union Local 1 in NYC. Married to Deborah McKay in 1984 and has two children Daniel and Christine. In November 1977 he accepted a job at GAF Flooring and joined Teamsters Local 445. In 1981 Barry changed his employment to Wakefern Food Corporation where he continued his membership with Local 445 for 24 years enduring a six month strike in 1984 over seniority rights. While employed as a warehouse man he also served as Shop Steward. In 2006 Barry was elected to Teamsters Local 445 as an Business Agent, re-elected as President and now serves as Secretary Treasurer/Principal Officer. As a 39 year member of Local 445 he has seen many changes. " I have always been proud to be a Teamster especially the last ten years as an Officer and the many accomplishments that we, as a team, have provided to our membership.


    Email:
    Phone:
    845-564-5297 ext.126
    President/Business Agent
    Jack Sullivan

    Email:
    Phone:
    845-564-5297 ext. 124
    Vice President/Business Agent
    Lori Polesel
    Lori and her husband, an IBEW member, have raised two daughters in a Union home in Montgomery. Before becoming a Business Agent at Local 445, Lori was a school bus driver for First Student in Wallkill for eight years. She began as an unorganized worker and became active with the Teamsters through their national campaign to Drive Up Standards for school bus workers, first serving on the organizing committee at her First Student location and then as a member of the negotiating committee and served as Chief Steward. On March 28, 2016 Lori was promoted to Vice-President. Lori traveled to the UK with the Teamsters as a worker delegate in a successful fight for a neutrality agreement with First Group. In 2011 the IBT presented her with the Teamster Woman's Activest Award. "I'm proud of the work the IBT has done driving up standards for school bus workers. Local 445 was one of the first Locals to participate in this campagn and has remained committed to this fight." "I've seen people's lives changed by forming a Union and having a contract. It's very empowering." Together we are what we can't be alone!     


    Email:
    Phone:
    845-857-7931
    Recording Secretary/Business Agent/Director Of Organizing

    Jerry Ebert

    Email:
    Phone:
    845-857-4768
    Business Agent

    Dan Maldonado
    Daniel "Dan" Maldonado has been a member of the Teamsters for 16 years. He has worked as a route driver for Coca Cola and Nabisco throughout the tristate area. Dan saw the power of being in a union as the Teamster contract helped him make a good living, enjoy good working conditions, and have the protection of a union contract in a job where most non-union companies tend to undermine the difficulty and imortance of delivery logistics. Dan became active with the Teamsters, eventually being voted Shop Steward by his co-workers.  As Shop Steward Dan upheld his Teamster contract, represented his co-workers, and kept his co-workers informed of union matters.  In April of 2015 Dan became a Business Agent for Local 445. He now uses his years of experience and passion for representing, developing and empowering workers at many Local 445 worksites throughout the Hudson Valley and Westchester.


    Email:
    Phone:
    845-549-4850
    Business Agent
    Ray Stanishia

    Email:
    Phone:
    845-857-4972
    Organizer- Law Enforcement Division
    Mike Pitt

    Email:
    Phone:
    845-590-0875
    Dues Operator

    Carmen Hernandez
    Carmen runs the Local 445 Dues Department.  She has worked with Local 445 since August of 2006. Carmen welcomes new members getting them set up in the union.  She works with members daily and is always here to help.


    Email:
    Phone:
    845-564-5297 ext. 119
    Bookkeeper

    Lydia Day
    Lydia Day is the Local 445 bookkeeper.  Lydia has worked with Local 445 since September of 2014. She handles all internal bookkeeping and office matters. Lydia helps keep the Local 445 office running!


    Email:
    Phone:
    845-564-5297 ext. 121
    Trustee
    Jacques Pean

    Trustee
    Doug Bowman

    Trustee
    Louis Fuller


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