Historic Moment for South Florida TNBC


A milestone event for the South Florida chapter of the TNBC and a historic moment for Teamsters Local 769 occurred this past weekend. On Sunday, May 24, 2015 the very first South Florida TNBC Executive Board was sworn in and we are proud to officially announce the “South Florida Teamsters Nation Black Caucus”.

At the 1971 Teamsters convention right here in Miami, a small group of black delegates, guests and friends attending the convention, met to discuss the lack of black participation in the convention. Since then, the TNBC serves to uphold the principles of the Teamsters’ movement and to foster the opportunity for all Teamsters to serve in leadership capacities throughout the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its affiliates. Now we have a TNBC chapter of our own right here in South Florida.

The Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) is an organization of black Teamster men and women, who are united by their special concerns for rights and conditions of workers. Working within the framework of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Constitution, the TNBC seeks to address pressing issues confronting black workers ranging from increased participation to outreach to the African-American community and other communities of color. The TNBC is not a separate union. If you are interested in learning more about the caucus and becoming a member, please call the Miami office at (305) 642-6255 and look for updates including meeting announcements right here on our website.

Congratulations to all of our newly elected TNBC officers.


Tyronne Brewster – President

Cego (Les) Duvillaire – Vice-President

Woodrow Wilson – Secretary-Treasurer

DeShaun Humes –  Recording Secretary


Pirty Jackson

Keith Simons

Imour George

Sergeant in Arms:

Malik Shabazz

Dwayne Stevenson

Chaplin: Shirley Tarpley