Bill began working as a Teamster in 1973 while driving a truck for EJ Bartell's Co. He then worked in the warehouse for Bechtel Corporation in 1974. In late 1974, Bill began to work for Montana State Hospital where he remained for 34 years, serving as Shop Steward for 16.
Bill became a Business Representative in 2007 and currently works with the bargaining units in Butte and the surrounding areas.
Shawn comes to us after working for UPS in pre-load for two years, where he served as Steward since June 2009. Shawn will be working out of the Missoula office where he will be working with the UPS contract as well as other contracts in the area.
In addition to his time with UPS Shawn brings other skills and knowledge to our Local. He was a carpenter for 15 years and is a certified home inspector. Although he grew up in Boise Idaho, he has called Montana home since 2004. Shawn comes from a strong Union family. Some family members have worked in Union jobs for 20-45 years.
Jim Stone has been a Teamster since 1985 when he went to work for Meadow Gold Dairies in Great Falls, Montana, and became a Steward in 1993. Jim started his employment with Teamsters Local 2 as a Business Representative in February, 2007, representing members in classifications from cooks to warehouse employees. He covers the area from Cut Bank to Bozeman. Jim serves as a Trustee for the Montana Teamsters-Contractors/Employers Trust.
April became a Teamster in 1996 as a Bookkeeper and Titan Operator for Local 2. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2003. April worked in the Hotel & Restaurant Industry and has been able to translate that experience into her current position.
April graduated from Montana Tech in Butte in 1989 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.