Teamsters Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer And National IBT Liquor Representative Steve Beck leads discussions on Organizing and politics in the liquor industry.

Hundreds of representatives from Teamsters local unions across the country participated in workshops this week at the annual Teamsters Brewery, Bakery, and Soft Drink Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Steve Beck led the liquor meeting as the National IBT Representative. The group has achieved a successful organizing push in the industry, and IBT Locals all over the country have benefited from the division’s success by adding members in warehouse, sales, and drivers.

“It was great to have Mike Pharris, IBT Rep and Secretary-Treasurer Teamsters 166, and Chris Rosell, IBT Director of Organizing, join the panel to discuss the organizing success and political challenges we face in the liquor industry,” said Liquor Chair and 853 Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beck. “We build the membership by having a packed room of enthusiastic local leaders willing to share their information, and that’s exactly what we had today.” “Under Director Jeff Padellaro’s guidance, this division is growing exponentially, and we are excited to be a part of that growth.”

Our local Teamsters 853 sisters and brothers benefited with strong gains and great benefits because of the efforts of everyone in this division.