Matt Brown is currently Business Agent for Forterra, Railcrew, Stabilit/Glasteel, Waste Management, and Jacobus.
In addition to his duties as a Business Agent, he heads up our Organizing Dept and works with our Political Coordinator.
Barry Brown comes to us from the Kroger Distribution Center where is was Chief Steward.
Barry is currently the Business Agent for ACTS, Avis, Coahoma, Gate Gourmet, Gold Strike, Hertz, Horseshoe, and of course... Kroger.
Anthony Mayfield started at Roadway Express 1995, where he was a Steward for 15 years and Chief Steward for 6 years.
He has been a proud member of Teamsters 667 since 1995 and looks forward to being a great Business Agent for my local and helping our members.
Robert Thomas Seay was born and raised on a farm in rural Alabama, Lamar County. In 1948 it was very difficult to make a living on the farm so Robert left the farm and went to De Funiak Springs, FL at the age of 15. He got a job at a sawmill owned by Mr. Sam Bo Parker. That was a real man's job. Robert worked there for one year until they ran out of logs to process.
No one else would hire Robert in De Funiak Springs at his age, so he decided to head back home. Robert had friends that lived in Mobile, AL and friends in Birmingham, AL, so he flipped a coin to see which way he should go back home. Birmingham was the winner. When he got to Birmingham he called his friend. His friend picked him up and they went to lunch. Over lunch Robert's friend said "we are going to find you a job". Robert's friend took him to the local ACIPCO service station. Robert got a job there at $19.00 a week. That was muich less than the $32.00 a week he had been earning back at the sawmill, but Robert was just grateful to have a job. After 5 short weeks they raised Robert's pay to $45.00 a week. While working there, one of Robert's daily jobs was to service the trucks for D.O.X. One day Robert asked the D.O.X. foreman if he had any positions available at D.O.X. The foreman said he did, but that he couldn't hire Robert because it would be a conflict of interest. Two or three months later, Robert's boss died. The next day Robert went to turn in service tickets to the foreman. Robert told the foreman about his boss's passing. He said "are you still interested in a job?" Robert said "yes sir". So at the age of 17, Robert Seay became a Teamster. He started as a dock worker for D.O.X. on the 4th day of April, 1950.
Robert worked for D.O.X. from April 1950 to November 1956 and was a member of Teamsters Local 612.
Alabama Metal from November 1956 to June 1958 - Non-Union in Rosedale, MS
Malone & Hyde in Memphis, TN from June 1958 to July 1959 - Member of Teamsters Local 984
Schwerman Trucking from July 1959 to June 1962 - Member of Teamsters Local 984
ET&WNC from June 1962 to June 1982 - Member of Teamsters Local 667
Consolidated Freightways from June 1982 to March 1995 - Member of Teamsters Local 667
In 1964 under C.H. Augustine, Robert was appointed Chaplain of Teamsters Local 667. Each administration since 1964 has reappointed Robert as Chaplain.
Approximately 30 years ago the local PAC was organized. Robert has been actively involved with the PAC since it began and has served as Local 667's Political Coordinator for the last 3 years.
Sonja has been a member of Teamsters Local 667 since 1983. She is a second generation Teamster - Her dad, Murray Foster, was a Teamster and worked for Red Ball Motor Freight from 1953 to 1978.
Sonja has worked for various carriers over her career in the trucking industry. She started with Superior Forwarding, Inc. where she was one of the first female rate clerks in the city of Memphis. After Superior sold out, she went to work for ANR Freight as a rate clerk, then after they closed she went to work for Jones Truck Line to help clean up their OS&D problems. After Jones closed, she worked casual for ABF Freight, Roadway Express and Yellow Feight. Whoever called her first is where she went to work that day/night... After an extended hiring freeze was lifted at Roadway, they put her on regular in 1994. In 2004 she was picked as Roadway's #1 Employee of the Year and represented Memphis in their "I am Roadway" campaign. Sonja retired from YRC in 2009.
After a brief retirement, Sonja came to work for Teamsters Local 667 in January of 2016 and now helps our members with Insurance and Pension.