Abel Garcia Biography
Abel Garcia is a 33 year employee at UPS. He is a Teamster Member of Local 186. Abel Garcia, a 28 year Shop Steward, is a second generation Teamster. He was born and raised in Ventura County, California. Abel Garcia has served as a Teamsters Local 186 President, Business Agent and a Delegate to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention. Appointed to serve as Host Small Package Teamsters UPS Division at the Convention Exhibit Hall at three International Brotherhood of Teamsters Conventions.
Abel Garcia is a strong advocate for Local 186 Members. He protected Local 186 Members seniority and enforced the Teamsters UPS Labor Contract. He has testified at several Arbitrations on behalf of Teamsters Members and as a result the claim of the Union was allowed! Abel Garcia has presented many grievances at all levels of the Labor Panels including the Teamsters/UPS National Labor Panel. Abel Garcia has the necessary education, courage and the commitment it takes to be a strong Administrator that will provide protection for Local 186 Members.
186 Members First
What will his Team do?
FIGHT: We will FIGHT FOR:
-Better Labor Contracts.
-Better Working Conditions.
-Better Job security.
-Better Work Preservation.
INITIATE: We will INITIATE organizing non-union companies:
-Educate Local 186 Members about the importance of aggressively organizing non-union companies that compete with our signatory employers.
RENEGOTIATE: We will RENEGOTIATE contracts:
-Protect Local 186 members by aggressively enforcing the labor Contract and Negotiate superior wages, benefits, and working conditions.
SERVE: We will SERVE all Local 186 Members by:
-Have Business Agents Working in the field, including Saturdays and Sundays.
-Improve communications by maintaining an open door policy and have a Business Agent in office all day, once every week, to answer questions from Local 186 Members.
-Local 186 Advisory Committee will gather the Local Members concerns and report to the Secretary-Treasurer for resolution.
TRANSFORM: We will TRANSFORM your Local 186 Union by:
-Replacing the current Business Agents at the Local because we believe Local 186 Members deserve better representation than they are currently receiving.
-Appointing experienced and knowledgeable Teamsters to those positions, whose primary focus is on serving the members’ needs.
-Training our Business Agents to better prepare them to deal with the complexities that confront them today.
-And by creating greater transparency and openness in the decision making process, making sure your voice is ‘heard’.