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6/6/2019 - Teamsters Local 812 Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Union General Meeting

Left to right: Local 812 Executive Board Members Jeff Knatz, John Bowen, Mark Pooler, John Visconti, Councilwoman Viviana Russell, Gary Russell (Local 812 member and spouse of Councilwoman Russell), Joseph Vitta, Mario Alvarez, Jim Surdi, and Angel Martinez.


Councilwoman Russell attends Teamsters Local 812 Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Union general meeting before they break for the summer. Highlights of the meeting include an announcement of their annual scholarship winners as well as the retirement of Tom Sullivan from Pepsi (32 years) and Rich Maier from Pepsi Long Island (25 years). Also celebrated was Richie Staszewski for his hard work as Trustee of the 812 Scholarship Committee. Congratulations to you all! Councilwomen Russell's family have been members of Local 812 for over 50 years. " It brought tears to my eyes to see some of the men that have retired and knew my father still attending the meetings. Local 812 will always be my family."