Thursday, March 14, 2013

Teamsters Joint Council 16 honored by NYC leaders

Hoffa swears in the executive board.
Prominent New Yorkers praised Joint Council 16 for improving the lives of working men and women on Wednesday as Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa swore in the executive board.

George Miranda, the joint council's president, was honored by a proclamation presented by Comptroller John C. Lui, along with former Comptroller Bill Thompson and future Comptroller Scott Stringer. It read: 
For decades of service devoted to improving the lives of working men and women; for always standing up for the rights of immigrants; for tirelessly and effectively representing the Latino union members; and for his tremendous contributions to ht e City of New York.
Miranda and the comptrollers.
Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council and mayoral candidate, brought a proclamation from the City Council. It read, in part:
The City Council of the City of New York is proud to honor the Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16 for their outstanding leadership and service...
Quinn presents the proclamation.
Also joining the ceremony were members of Graphic Communications Conference/IBT Local 406-C, newly affiliated with Joint Council 16, including President Michael LaSpina and GCC Vice President At Large George Tedeschi. 
Sworn in wereSworn in were President George Miranda, Vice President Harry Nespoli, Recording Secretary Greg Floyd, Secretary-Treasurer Demos Demopoulos, Trustee Lou Calemine, Trustee Thomas Gesualdi, Trustee, Lou Smith.

The joint council is one of the Teamsters' oldest and includes 120,000 members in 33 locals in New York City and surrounding areas, as well as Puerto Rico.