Pictured: Benny Hernandez (L) Abel Garcia (R) petitioning to accredit Teamsters United in July.
Members of Local 186 on the California coast have voted to take back their union, with the election of Abel Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer and Benny Hernandez as President.
The 1,500 member local, based in Ventura, California, voted on December 10 to retire long-time incumbents and elect a new reform team.
Hernandez stated that “We’re part of a movement to give the union back to the members, the rightful owners.” Hernandez works at Sysco Foods, and Garcia, the new principal-officer elect works at UPS.
Teamsters United extends our congratulations to the new officers and especially to the members of Local 186.