AN INTRODUCTION TO TEAMSTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 2
Teamsters District Council 2 has over 7,000 members working in more than 151, large and small, plants in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado and Nevada. Our plants produce many products related to packaging operations and all types of printing and paper converting such as:
Corrugated Boxes Flexible Packaging
Paper Mills Paper and Plastic Bags
Commercial Printing Business Forms
Food Processing Mailing
Plastic Containers Folding Cartons
Some of these plants are:
International Paper Georgia Pacific
Sonoco Graphic Packaging
PCA Smurfit Kappa
Tension Envelope Kaye-Smith
WestRock K/P Imaging
Toma-Tek Orora (Corru-Kraft)
MPP Ennis Business Forms
The principal officers of Teamsters District Council 2 are Secretary-Treasurer Clark Ritchey and President Daniel Cabada. The District Council is currently composed of six locals and there are eight full-time representatives and organizers. DC2 is affiliated with the Graphic Communications Conference - International Brotherhood of Teamsters and with Joint Council 7, Joint Council 28 and Joint Council 42.
How we began: During the 1950’s there were several small local unions in the Los Angeles area which were having difficulty negotiating fair contracts and organizing new companies. They merged their treasuries and their expenses forming one local union which is now District Council 2.
With the increased strength, they were able to negotiate better contracts and set up a health insurance Trust Fund, unequalled by any other organization in the industries represented by DC2 and created a Pension Union-Employer Trust Fund. In the late 1960’s Dental and Prescription Drug Plans plus Supplemental Life, Sickness and Accident Insurance were negotiated and not long down the line a Vision Plan was also added.
As companies grew in the 1980’s most of the locals on the West Coast, including Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Idaho, became District Council 2 through a series of mergers and affiliations.
In 1986 Graphic Communications Union Local 777M of Northern California merged into Graphic Communications Union Local 388M, one of the six affiliated local unions of Graphic Communications Union District Council No. 2. A few months later, Washington Local 747M, along with District Council 4 of Portland affiliated with DC2. Local 4N of Northern California recently merged into Local 388M.
In 2005 the Graphic Communications International Union, which DC2 was affiliated with, merged into the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
DC2 has continued to move forward to represent all of our Brothers and Sisters in our Union in a spirit and manner consistent with the ideals of a progressive Union. Our members, through Collective Bargaining have guaranteed wages, pension Health and Welfare Plans, seniority and a winning grievance and arbitration procedure to guarantee dignity and respect on the job and in the community.
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