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;
Tommy represents members at the following Companies;
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.
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;
John represents the following companies,
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;
Wayne represents his members at the following Companies;
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;
Anthony represents members at the following Companies:
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:
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.
Robert serves the members of Local 639 in the following capacities:
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;
Chuck represents the following companys;
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;
Scott represents his members at the following Companies;
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.
Bill has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;
Bill represents members at the following Companies;
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;
Rob represents his members at the following Companies;
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.
Randy has served his fellow Teamsters in the following capacities;
Randy represents members at the following Companies,
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.
Roland represents employees at the following Companies;
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:
Doug represents Teamster members at the following companies:
Darryl represents members at the following companies;
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.
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.
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.