H.R.C. – Human Rights Commission Archive

Teamsters Business Agent Supports Our Troops

Posted May 29, 2017 By Local 769

On Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017, iPods for Wounded Veterans along with Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent David Renshaw had the pleasure of visiting with our Veterans at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, the Fort Belvoir Hospital and the Richmond V.A.

iPods for Wounded Veterans secures sponsorship to collect iPods, iPads, eReaders, Nooks, Bose headphones and other materials for our wounded veterans. Their class A security clearance allows them to personally hand deliver these gifts to the military and wounded veterans as well as to interact with the soldiers and their families one-on-one.

Through iPods for Wounded Veterans, there is also a program called ‘Dear Soldier’ in which kindergarten through 12th graders from different schools write letters to the wounded soldiers. These letters consist of children thanking soldiers for their service and included thank you “rulers” that the students made. In regards to the Dear Solider program, brother Renshaw was asked to be involved in delivering these letters. “It was an honor to accept this invitation to personally deliver the letters that we collected from Broward, Dade and the City of Key West.”, said David. “We collected and delivered over 1,600 thank you letters, recycled crayon hearts and thank you banners.”

Between Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 they delivered over 4,000 thank you letters from all ages of children across the United States, 1,800 assorted magazines and over 400 electronic items. During these two days, they had the pleasure of spending quality time with the soldiers and their families. The average age of the soldiers range from 21-25 with many different types of injuries, including multiple amputations and PTSD. “As we were there thanking them for their service and sacrifice, they took pause and thanked US for taking the time to remember them and their families.”, continued David. “The expression on a soldier’s face when they receive and read the letters from the children is something that I will never forget.” The letters are received with the utmost gratitude and these letters give the soldiers such joy from children they don’t even know. They truly appreciate the efforts of the children and the kindness in each of their hearts.

Unfortunately, as the battle continues overseas, there will be a continuous need for an organization of this nature, now and into the future. This will be an ongoing project for all of us. We must continue to support our veterans as well as assist others in spreading the word to help keep this fantastic program going so that we can give back to our veterans. They have so selflessly given so much of themselves for us. They are the very reason we enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Join us in thanking iPods for Wounded Veterans and brother David Renshaw and stay tuned as Teamsters Local 769 will have another Dear Soldier campaign in November and December 2017. If you would like additional information on this or other Human Rights Commission Events, contact Business Agent David Renshaw at drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org.

To donate to iPods for Wounded Veterans click here www.ipodsforvets.org.

On this Memorial Day Weekend, remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation and the freedoms we hold dear.

Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend and we would like to wish all our Veterans a Happy Memorial Day on behalf of Teamsters Local 769 .

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, iPods for Wounded Veterans received an award from V.A. Medical Center as “Volunteer Service Organization of the Year” for our ongoing devoted service for our Veterans.  During the 2016 and 2017 we have multiple trips planned in W.P.B., Orlando & Tampa Florida in our continued support for our wounded veterans.

For additional information and to find out how “you” can get involved with iPods for Wounded Veterans, kindly contact Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent and Southern USA representative for iPods for Wounded Veterans David Rensahw at (305) 642-6255 Ext 2236 or drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org” and we would like to thank all of our brave veterans for their service.


Monroe County Food Drive

Posted January 10, 2016 By Local 769


The Teamsters annual food drive in Monroe County was once again a great success. The success comes at the generosity of many members contributing non-perishable products. While all the Teamsters who participate in this success are significant, in this particular picture are three of the driving forces, Becky Roberts from the Sheriffs office, Charlie Pons from the city of Key West and Zach McCart from UPS. Thanks to them and to all of the Teamsters who contributed their time and efforts to again make this years food drive a positive Teamster influence on our community.


Teamsters Local 769 Helps Saves Lives

Posted January 22, 2015 By Local 769

IMG_3567 (1)On Saturday January 17, 2015, Teamsters Local 769 hosted its first ever CPR class at the Miami Union hall. Today’s workplace is safer than ever thanks to Labor Unions, but in an age of increased productivity and automation the battle to keep the workplace safe goes on. Union members are the safest, most highly trained workers in their industries and having the correct training to respond to an emergency can sometimes be the difference between life and death.SDC13748

During the class, members received training on C.P.R., B.L.S. (basic life support) and A.E.D. Defibrillator training such as what to do when a child, infant or an adult has a problem breathing; giving compressions and breaths to an infant, a child and an adult; the Heimlich Maneuver and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

The instructor of the course was a Teamster Local 769 shop steward from Medics Ambulance in Miami, FL. The course lasted approximately two and one half to three hours and the cost of the class was $25.00 which included a plastic mouth piece for the members to keep. Upon completion of the course the member were CPR Certified and they will receive their CPR certification within two weeks by mail.

SDC13743I think this is a great class to offer to the members and their families. It’s a class that can save a life, said David Renshaw-H.R.C. who was one of the first members to take the class at the Union hall.

Stay tuned as Teamsters Local 769 will be having additional courses to offer in the near future. Since class sizes are small, they will be offered on a first come first serve basis so look for details on the next offering soon.

If you would like additional information please contact David Renshaw (305) 642-6255, ext 2236 or by email at drenshaw@teamsterslocal769.org.

Together we can make a difference…..lets educate and save lives.

Local 769 Helps Deliver 110 Bikes

Posted December 23, 2014 By Local 769

DSC01587Over the weekend Teamsters Local 769 partnered up with and sponsored the 100 Black Men (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter), for their 9th annual bike drive. Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of African/Caribbean American families through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities within or community” said Dennis Wright-President.

DSC01575On Saturday, December 20, 2014 at a park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 110 fully assembled bikes were awarded academically to the students in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. “I was very impressed when I found out the bikes were awarded academically to multiple schools (elementary and middle). Once the students achieved the academic requirements, a letter was sent home inviting the students and the parents to today’s great event at the park” said David Renshaw, of the Teamsters Local 769-Human Rights Commission.

For more information, in regards to 100 Black Men or this event, please visit www.100blackmengfl.org, or call 954-519-0002, as they are a 501C3 organization.


Teamster of the Year

Posted October 17, 2014 By Local 769

In October of 2014, David Renshaw from Teamsters Local No. 769, Miami, FL, received the Teamsters of the year award for 2014. David received this award for his service under his role as a Human Rights Commission (H.R.C.) for the local Union, he was nominated by iPods for wounded veterans.

20141016_204230-1Winning the 2014 Teamsters of the year award for his services and contributions to the wounded men and women of the United States military is such an honor. His efforts to promote and represent the iPods for wounded veterans has undoubtedly touched the lives of many of these warriors and their families. David looks forward to continuing to bring awareness throughout the southeast region, not only through donations but also by spreading the word about the Dear Soldier program in which he has visited local schools and has been able to speak to school students about writing thank you letters to our military service men and women. David has also visited various VA hospitals and rehabilitation facilities giving him the opportunity to meet our soldiers and distribute the letters and various donations through which iPods for wounded veterans has collected with the help of several locals and businesses.

DR1We would like to congratulate Brother David Renshaw on his accomplishment of receiving this prestigious award, we thank David for his efforts as he continues to expand awareness as the southeast liaison for the iPods for wounded veterans.

Thank you to all of our military who have served and continue to serve our great nation.

For additional information and to get involved in regards to iPods for wounded veterans and the dear solider campaign, please visit the web site at www.ipodsforwoundedveterans.org.

HRC Update

Posted July 7, 2014 By Local 769

Ipods for Wounded Veterans

The following pictures and video are related to the Teamsters Local 769 Human Resource Commission and it’s ongoing efforts for the Ipods for Wounded Veterans campaign. For more information, click HERE to visit our HRC page.


Here's the iPods team at Bethesda MilitaryHospital. We met with over 80 wounded warriors yesterday and we are heading to Walter Reed Hospital today.

Here’s the iPods team at Bethesda MilitaryHospital. We met with over 80 wounded warriors yesterday and we are heading to Walter Reed Hospital today.


Ed Collazo from the Bose Corporation on the right and Francisco Urena, Commisioner of Veterans Affairs in Boston on the left with the winner of our rsffel of a Bose docking station.

Ed Collazo from the Bose Corporation on the right and Francisco Urena, Commisioner of Veterans Affairs in Boston on the left with the winner of our rsffel of a Bose docking station.

Veterans Trip to Washington from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.

Teamsters Supporting Military Veterans

Posted February 24, 2014 By Local 769

VeteransMEMEAn offshoot of the national Helmets to Hardhats program, the Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP), provides disability assistance for all military veterans and job placement opportunities for veterans in the construction industry. The program’s disability initiative alone can help workers track down services, benefits and funds owed to them as veterans – in some cases, for as much as tens of thousands of dollars in back benefits.

HelmetsToHardhat2Regardless of Teamster membership, military veterans in all 50 states are encouraged to complete a TMAP Veteran Registration Form to begin the process to locate, determine and/or recoup any lost benefits or resources from military service. Once completed, the form will assist TMAP personnel with filing individual claims with the military from the Teamsters’ Building and Construction Trades Division in Washington D.C.

“We’ve already helped military veterans receive payments for chronic illnesses that they otherwise would not have gotten through their insurance companies, even while paying a high premium,” said Michael L. Yauger, President of Local 786 in Chicago.

All completed registration forms should be mailed to:

Teamsters Building and Contruction Trades Division

c/o Teamsters Military Assistance Program

25 Louisiana Ave. N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

Forms may also be faxed to (202) 624-8107

iPods for Wounded Veterans Update

Posted February 14, 2014 By Local 769

DSC00138Teamsters Local 769 Human Rights Commission

On Tuesday, February  11, 2014, Wayne Fox, co-chair from  iPods for Wounded Veterans organization, was a guest speaker at the I.B.T. Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference 2014 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Wayne Fox thanked Teamsters Local 769 for the continued support for our veterans and to the iPods for Wounded Veterans program. During this conference Wayne and Joe Zuffante, President of local 122, spoke to Business Agents and Officers from the United States and Canada on the importance  of getting involved and shared personal stories from the wounded soldiers that received letters from the Dear Solider letters campaign.

For more information on the iPods for Wounded Veterans or Dear Soldier Campaign, follow the link below.

We thank the I.B.T. Brewery and soft drink conference and we especially thank all the men and women who have served and are currently serving.

Local 769 Toy Drive Delivers

Posted December 21, 2013 By Local 769

photo (1)Thanks to all the brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 769 who contributed toys for our 2013 Toy Drive. This year, toys were distributed throughout the entire region that Teamsters Local 769 represents as well as to children still suffering in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Haiti.

Toys for Broward County United Way

Toys for Broward County United Way

Below is a photo taken at United Way of Dade county as Teamsters Local 769 (human rights commission) makes a delivery of the donated toys from our members. United Way of Broward County and United Way of West Palm Beach also received  toy donations from Teamsters Local 769.photo (2)