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Rick Middleton

International Vice President- West


Rick Middleton has worked his way up the ranks, starting his Teamsters career in 1968 as a Ready Mix driver, joining Local 186 in California. In 1979, he became a business representative for Local 848 in Covina, California, where he remained for 21 years; 15 of those years, Middleton served as president. In 2000, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa asked Middleton to act as Trustee of Local 572 in Carson, Ca. Middleton was elected Secretary-Treasurer by the Local’s members in 2002, a position he currently holds. Middleton is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Joint Council 42 and International Chairman of the National School Bus and Transit Bus Drivers’ campaign. He has been a Teamster since 1968.

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