RANK-AND-FILE FOCUS: SCOTT GOVE
Scott, a UPS feeder driver and member of Teamsters Local 633 in Manchester, New Hampshire, is fighting to ensure a better future for the next generation of UPSers. He is one of many rank-and-file Teamsters who are highly engaged at the bargaining table, pushing the company to rein in subcontracting and providing firsthand experience on other issues that affect members at UPS.
“I think it’s important that we’re at negotiations because we can reach out to the rank-and-file… We’re connected to the members. We see them on a daily, day-to-day basis,” said Scott. “This job has provided a great way of life for my family. I’ve been able to raise three boys, two of which are currently in college, and it’s given me the means to provide them a better way. And I’m just looking for this contract to be better for the people coming up behind me, that I leave it better for the rank-and-file than I found it.”