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President

Tommy Ratliff

Tommy Ratliff is a second generation Teamster and lifelong Washington D.C. resident who joined the Teamsters in 1973 when he went to work at BP Oil Company as a tanker driver. Tommy then joined Local 639 in 1976 as a driver/dockman with Spector Freight. In 1984 Tommy went to work at Consolidated Freight as a driver where his leadership skills earned him a position as a Shop Steward.

In January, 1993 Tommy was appointed as a Business Agent at Local 639 and was continually re-elected to that position until 2004 when he was elected as President and Principal Officer at Local 639, a position he still holds today.

Tommy has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Teamsters Local 639 President-Principal Officer (2004-present)
  • Teamster Local 639 Business Agent (1993-2004)
  • Shop Steward Consolidated Freight (1984-1993)
  • President, Teamsters Black Caucus, Washington, D.C.
  • Vice President, Teamsters Joint Council 55, Washington, D.C.
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Representative for the Public Sector
  • Delegate to the Washington Metropolitan Council
  • Member, National Freight Negotiating Committee
  • Member, D.C., Md. Joint Area Freight Committee
  • Union Trustee, Teamsters Local 639 Health & Welfare Trust
  • Union Trustee, Teamsters Local 639 Pension Trust
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016)

Tommy represents members at the following Companies;

  • D.C. Government Public School Transportation, Cafeteria, Custodial, & Maintenance workers.
  • D.C. Department of General Services (Craftsmen)
  • Other Private Companies in Local 639 Jurisdiction

Tommy also handles issues that involve the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office, in addition to the D.C. Government City Administrator and also the D.C. Government office of Labor Relations that covers Local 639 Public Sector Members. 




Secretary-Treasurer

John Gibson

John originally joined the Teamsters in 1980 in the freight industry working for companies such as Preston Trucking, St. Johnsbury, Pilot Motor Freight and Yellow Freight. He served as a shop steward for 10 of those years while attending the George Meany College for Labor Studies. He focused on collective bargaining and organizing. In 1997, he went to work for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in the Field Services Division while working on the National Master Freight Agreement.

In 1998 John was appointed to the position of organizer at Local 639. Companies such as Aggregate Industries, DynCorp, Airgas, Melwood, UPS Freight, Peapod, Kraft/Nabisco, Waste Management, BFI, Clark Construction, New Horizon and others were organized by John with the collective efforts of members and agents of 639.

In 2000, John Gibson was appointed and subsequently elected as Business Agent and in 2004 was elected Secretary Treasurer and has been re-elected by the members to this position in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

John serves his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities; 

  • Teamsters Local 639 Secretary Treasurer (2004-present)
  • Shop Steward Yellow Freight
  • Chairman of the MD/DC Joint Area Freight Committee
  • NMFA- National Master Freight Agreement
  • UPS AAPGC Negotiating committee
  • UPS Freight Negotiating Committee
  • Joint Council 55 Executive Board- Recording Secretary
  • Teamsters Local 639 Health and Welfare and Pension Fund- Trustee
  • ABF National Master Freight Negotiating Committee
  • Delegate to the Washington Metropolitan Council
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (2001, 2006, 2011, 2016)
  • Local 639 Business Agent 2000 to 2004

John represents the following companies,

  • Airgas
  • ABF
  • Fort Myer Construction
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS and UPS Freight
  • Stromberg Sheet Metal
  • DynCorp International
  • Martin Brower
  • Melwood
  • Crane Rental



Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170
Vice President

Wayne Settles

Wayne’s career as a Teamster began in 1980 when he started working for Giant Food as a dairyman. In 2002, Wayne was elected by his fellow Teamster members to represent them as their Shop Steward. In 2010, Wayne was elected as a Trustee of Local 639 and in 2010 was appointed to the position of Business Agent and re-elected to that position in 2013 and 2016. Wayne was promoted to the position of Vice President on January 1, 2017. 

Wayne has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Vice President (2017-present)
  • Business Agent (2010-2016)
  • Local 639 Executive Borad Trustee (2010)
  • Elected Delegate to 2011, 2016 Teamsters National Convention
  • Graduate of the Teamsters BASIS Academy
  • Graduate of the Teamsters N.O.T.E. Academy

Wayne represents his members at the following Companies;

  • Aramark Rail Services LLC
  • Sodexo
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • First Transit/Vango
  • George Washington University – Transportation
  • Seabury
  • S. Freedman & Sons
  • MGM




Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170 X 213
Recording Secretary

Anthony Smith

Anthony began his Teamster career in 1979 when he went to work at UPS as a package car driver. Anthony’s talents were recognized by his fellow Teamsters who elected him as their Shop Steward in 1981. Anthony continued in his position as a Shop Steward at UPS until he was elected by the membership in 2004 to the position of Business Agent. Anthony was subsequently re-elected by the membership in 2007. In 2010 Anthony was elected to his current position as Recording Secretary and re-elected in 2013 and 2016.

Anthony has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Teamsters Local 639 Recording Secretary (2010-present)
  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2004-2010)
  • Shop Steward UPS (1981-2004)
  • Local 33 Health & Welfare and Pension Trustee (2008 – Present)
  • Local 639 Health & Welfare and Pension Trustee (2009 – Present)
  • Local 246  Pension Trustee (2014-Present)
  • Teamsters – Gate Gourmet National Negotiating Committee (2005, 2009, 2012)
  • Teamsters  - Gate Safe National Negotiating Committee (2010, 2013)
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (2006, 2011, 2016)

Anthony represents members at the following Companies:

  • Gate Gourmet
  • Gate Safe
  • J.J. Taylor Inc.
  • Pierce Associates
  • UPS (Dulles, Va.)



Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170
Trustee

Jeff Stewart

Jeff first joined Local 639 in 1979 working in a mixer truck for Virginia Concrete. For the last 32 years he has worked at Giant Food as a tractor trailer driver. Jeff was elected as a Shop Steward in 2005 and to this day represents the members at Giant with every ounce of energy he has. Jeff was appointed to the Executive Board as a Trustee of Local 639 in 2015.       

Jeff serves the members of Local 639 in the following capacities:

  • Shop Steward at Giant Food (2005-present)
  • Trustee to the Executive Board of Local 639 (2015-present)



Trustee

Robert Peterson

Robert started his career at DCPS as a driver in 1987. Robert was elected as a Shop Steward in 2005 by his fellow workers and was appointed to the position of Trustee to the Executive Board at Local 639 in 2010 and elected to the position of Trustee by the members in 2013 and 2016.

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Robert serves the members of Local 639 in the following capacities:

  • Shop Steward at DCPS (2005-present)
  • Trustee to the Executive Board of Local 639 (2010-present)
     



Business Agent

Chuck Bollino

Chuck’s career as a Teamster began in 1984 as a package car driver at UPS. In 1988, Chuck’s fellow Teamster employees recognized his leadership abilities and elected him as their shop steward. Chuck’s steady approach to resolving workplace issues earned the respect of the leadership of Local 639 and in 2010 he was elected as a Trustee of Local 639 and re-elected in 2013. Chuck was appointed to the position of Business Agent in 2016.   Chuck enjoys spending time with his extended family when he is not working.

Chuck has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;   

  • Business Agent (2016- present)  
  • Shop Steward UPS (1988-2016)
  • Teamsters Local 639 Executive Board Trustee (2010-2016)
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (2011, 2016)
  • Graduate of the Teamsters N.O.T.E. Academy

Chuck represents the following companys;

  • UPS Burtonsville
  • UPS College Park
  • UPS Columbia
  • UPS Laurel
  • UPS Montgomery
  • Providence Hospital 
  • Quick Way

 




Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 ext 214
Business Agent

Scott Clark

Scott’s career as a Teamster began in 2006 when he became a driver with the District of Columbia Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services. The following year, 2007, Scott’s fellow Teamster members recognized Scott’s drive for a strong voice on the job and elected him as their Shop Steward. Soon after, in 2010, Local 639 saw in Scott a strong desire to stand as an advocate for all members and appointed him as an Organizer. The following year, 2011, Scott was appointed as a Business Agent and then re-elected again in 2013 and 2016. 

Scott has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacity;

  • Graduate of the Teamsters BASIS Academy
  • Organized Veolia Transportation/Metro Access
  • Organized MDV/Nash Finch
  • Local 639 Business Agent (2011-present)

Scott represents his members at the following Companies;

  • Sodexo
  • District of Columbia Department of General Services
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Metro Mechanical
  • Republic National Distributors
  • United States Capitol Police
  • US Capitol Sargeant at Arms
  • TransDev/Metro Access
  • TransDev/The Bus
  • Breakthru Beverage
  • Metropolitan Meat
  • MGM  



Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170 X 217
Business Agent

William Davis

Bill began his Teamster career in 1986 when he went to work as a freight driver for APA Transport at Local 557 in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1994, Bill joined Local 639 as a Tractor Trailer Driver for Giant Food in Landover, Maryland. In 2001, Bill’s fellow Teamster members at Giant Food elected him to the position of shop steward, a position he held until 2010. In 2010, Bill was appointed as a Business Agent by the Executive Board of Local 639 and was subsequently re-elected to his current position in 2013 and 2016.

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Bill has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2010-present)
  • Trustee for Teamster Local 246 Pension Trust Funds
  • Shop Steward Giant Food (2001-2010)
  • Union Chairman of the Trade Show Management-Labor Committee (2012-present)
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (2011, 2016)
  • Graduate of Teamsters Basis Academy  

Bill represents members at the following Companies;

  • Movie & Film Companies
  • Trade Show Companies
  • Construction Companies 
  • Ruan Transportation
  • Dean Transportation (Formerly Shenandoah’s Pride Dairy)
  • Giant Food 
  • Marva Maid Dairy
  • MD/VA Milk Producers Cooperative
  • Peapod, LLC (Giant Home Delivery)
  • Safeway
  • Safeway Print Shop




Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170 X 210
Business Agent

Rob Reddix

Rob began his Teamster career at UPS as a part time package handler in 1990 after an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps. In 1993 Rob took a job as a package car driver in the Alexandria, Virginia UPS facility. In 2005, Rob’s leadership abilities earned him a position as a Shop Steward until 2008 when he was appointed to his current position as a Business Agent at Local 639 and subsequently re-elected in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Rob has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2008-present)
  • Shop Steward UPS (2005-2008)
  • Elected Delegate to the Teamsters National Convention (2011, 2016)
  • Member of the UPS Atlantic Area Supplemental Negotiating Committee
  • Member of the UPS Atlantic Area Parcel Grievance Committee

Rob represents his members at the following Companies;

  • UPS DC, Metro, Anacostia 
  • UPS Landover
  • UPS Embassy, University
  • UPS Feeders
  • UPS Gaithersburg
  • Petro 
  • MV Ashburn



Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 X 216
Business Agent

Randy Roberts

Randy started his Teamster career at United Parcel Service in 1989 as a part-timer and two years later became a full time driver. In 2003 Randy was elected by his fellow employees at UPS to the position of Shop Steward, a position he held for 7 years. In 2010 Randy was elected by the membership to serve as Business Agent for Local 639, and was re-elected to that position in 2013 and 2016.

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Randy has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;

  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2010-present)
  • Shop Steward UPS (2003-2010)

Randy represents members at the following Companies,

  • T.W. Perry
  • Phillips Programs
  • UPS locations (Alexandria Va, Newington Va, Arlington Va, Woodbridge Va, Waldorf Md, )
  • Alsco
  • Spotless Janitorial
  • Noland 



Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170 X 215
Business Agent

Roland Davis

Roland joined Local 639 in May 1988 as a part time UPS worker. In 1990 he became a package car driver and in 1994 started working as a feeder driver at UPS. In 2005 Roland started working for Safeway as a tractor trailer driver and was elected as a Shop Steward in 2016. Roland was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 639 as a Trustee in the fall of 2016. Roland was promoted and appointed to the position of Business Agent in August of 2017.

  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2017-present)
  • Teamster Local 639 Trustee (2016-2017)
  • Safeway Driver and Shop Steward (2005-2017) 
  • Package and Feeder Driver UPS (1988-2005)

Roland represents employees at the following Companies;

  • Galliher & Huguely Inc.
  • Mondelez LLC (Formerly KRAFT Foods)
  • TBN Associates
  • TRAX International (Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Lamar & Wallace Inc.
  • Hutchison International
  • E.L. Gardner
  • Super Concrete
  • Merit Concrete
  • WMATA Special Police



Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 X 211
Business Agent

Doug Webber

Doug became a Teamster on January 26, 1976.  He went to work at Commercial Carriers, a carhaul company represented by Teamsters Local 299 in Detroit, Michigan.  He worked there until February, 1993 and held the position of Shop Steward for many years. He assisted the Local in many areas including organizing and contract campaigns.

In February, 1993 Doug went to work for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters in Washington DC and held the positions of an Organizer, International Representative and Carhaul Director until the spring of 1999.  Doug was successful in organizing, negotiated strong contracts, conducted national corporate campaigns and protected the member’s rights with strong grievance committees.

In late spring of 1999 Doug permanently relocated to the Washington, DC area and drove for Safeway, which is now Collington Services.  He held the position of Shop Steward and served on the Contract Bargaining Committee. 

In February of 2005 Doug came to work as a Business Agent for Teamster Local 639 and continues to use his experience in negotiations and the enforcement of our member’s contracts.  Doug has also been involved in the organizing of new companies, bringing new members into our Local and is always willing to assist the other Business Agents with their issues and they help him as well.  That’s what we do here at Local 639.  We work as a Team

Doug has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities:

  • Teamsters Local 639 Business Agent (2005-present)
  • Shop Steward Safeway (Collington Services, LLC) (2000-2005)
  • Shop Steward Commercial Carriers (Local 299)
  • International Director for the Carhaul Division
  • International Organizer
  • International Representative for the Carhaul Division
  • Delegate to the IBT Convention (1991, 1996, 2011, 2016)
  • Local 639 Political Coordinator

Doug represents Teamster members at the following companies:

  • Alumna Systems
  • Clark Construction
  • Daycon Products
  • DPI Mid-Atlantic
  • Frito-Lay
  • MV Transportation
  • Noland Company
  • Ottenberg Bakers



Email:
Phone:
202.636.8170 X 212
Business Agent

Darryl Haden

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Darryl represents members at the following companies;

  • Boiler and Furnace
  • Sodexo
  • DCPS (Wards 5,6,7,8) 
  • DCPS (NY AVE)
  • First Transit 
  • Transitions Healtcare
  • KT Dyson
  • Mundy Trucking
  • LBM




Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170
Office Manager/Titan Operator
Alethia Wallace

Alethia has been a Teamster since 1996, and is currently the Office Manager/TITAN Operator of Local 639. She also coordinates the annual Teamster Local 639 Golf Scholarship Tournament.

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Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 X 203
Book Keeper/Titan Operator

Debbie Viera

Debbie worked with United Parcel Service for 20 years before joining Teamsters Local Union 639 in May 2010.  She has been married for 37 years and has 2 children and 4 grandsons.

She started as a Titan operator and then moved to the Bookkeeping position.  She also assist's with the Movie members.  Debbie really enjoys her job here at the Local helping and supporting the membership.


Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 X 202
Executive Assistant

Rochelle Kidd

Shelly became a Teamster in 1999 when she was working as a Mental Health Technician at Riverside Hospital. She was a Shop Steward until Riverside closed in 2008. She then came to work as an Administrative Assistant at the Local providing clerical support to the Officers and Business Agents of Local 639. 




Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 X 208
Administration Assistant
Ashley Hanratty

Email:
Phone:
202-636-8170 ext 201

 
 
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