Josh Zivalich

President and Principal Officer


Josh Zivalich was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969 and is proud to be a second generation Teamster. Josh has been a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 769 since 1990. He worked at United Parcel Service in Deerfield Beach, Florida as a preloader while attending Florida Atlantic University. Josh majored in and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Florida Atlantic University in 1992.

While working at UPS, Josh became active in the Local Union and served as a Shop Steward for Local 769 on behalf of his co-workers. As a Steward, Josh was very active in recruiting new members, assisting the local in organizing new groups, and in the Local’s Political Action Activities as a member of the Broward County Young Democrats. He was very active with their Homeless Action Committee.

In 1993, Josh was hired as a part-time Asst. Business Representative with Teamsters Local Union No.769, where his responsibilities included recruiting new members and coordinating information during the 1993 IBT/UPS negotiations. Later in that same year, Josh was hired as a fulltime Business Representative with Teamsters Local Union No. 769.

Since then, Josh has handled literally thousands of grievances, organized new groups, and negotiated contracts in industries such as: small package (UPS), propane & natural gas, medical transportation, food service, concrete, janitorial, and public sector. Josh regularly served on the Southern Region Area Parcel Grievance Committee for many years. He was appointed by General President Hoffa to serve on the IBT Southern Region Negotiating Committee for the 2002 UPS contract.

Throughout Josh’s career, he has been active in issues which are important to working people, and was a member of the Broward County Living Wage Coalition (2002). He has been very involved in numerous political and issue-oriented campaigns in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties and remains active in
the Central Labor Councils of those areas.

In October 2003, with the retirement of Bob Belans, and the appointment of Mike Scott to President, Josh was appointed to his current position of Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 769.As Secretary-Treasurer of Local 769, Josh is responsible for various aspects of the administration of local union affairs, including events, services, member and steward education, and political activities.  Josh has served as a delegate to the I.B.T. Convention in 2006 and in 2011. Josh has also served as Labor Co-Chair for the United Way Donation Campaign of Miami Dade County for the past three years. In 2012, Josh was honored to be named to the Board of the United Way of Miami Dade County. Josh was also recently named as the Political Coordinator for Teamsters Local 769.

Josh has two children (Nina Rose and Anthony).

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