Eddie Baker, a member of Teamsters Local 727 in Chicago, was recently awarded an Employee of the Year award by Standard Parking for his work at O'Hare airport's garage.
The Teamsters Parking Division was formed in January 2014 to represent parking members, and prior to becoming a division members were represented by the Teamsters National Parking Council, which was part of the Teamsters Industrial Trades Division.
Today, the Teamsters parking membership includes more than 20,000 workers at Central Parking, AMPCO Parking, Ace Parking and other companies. These members fill such service positions as cashiers, valet parking attendants, hikers, porters and shuttle bus drivers.
The Division is actively involved in the organizing campaigns that are under way and winning the strongest contracts in the industry, as well as providing the best representation.
Hundreds of workers at Central Parking and Standard Parking in the Boston area have ratified a first contract by a 97-percent margin, giving the campaign to organize the entire parking industry in Boston a major boost.
On October 23, 2012, by a more than 2-1 margin, workers at Standard Boston in the Boston area voted to join Local 25.