Teamsters Local 597 was chartered in 1939 as "Chauffeurs, Teamsters, Warehouseman and Helpers Union No.597" by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 597 is also affiliated with Teamsters Joint Council 10 which includes all 24 Local Unions in New England,Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO, as well as the Vermont Building Trades Council.
Today Teamsters Local 597 represents over 900 workers in such diverse trades such as package delivery, freight, dairy processing, public transit and school bus services, building material and wire and cable manufacturing,police services and municipal highway maintenance.
The officers, staff, and shop stewards in Local 597 have decades of experience in these workplaces both as working members and agents.
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