Jason  Ide

Jason Ide

President, Teamsters Local 814
 

Currently employed at Teamsters Local 814

Previous: Sotheby's

 

Previous: University Of Michigan

 

    Summary

    A union man since his college days, Jason Ide became one of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ youngest leaders in 2010 at age 28. Elected as President of Teamsters Local 814 in the New York City area, he has successfully led the organization through a 10-month lockout at Sotheby's, contract negotiations with twenty-four moving and storage companies, and the rebuilding of the union's medical benefits. The local union’s 1,000 members move items for commercial firms, auction houses, and other companies. As a former art mover at Sotheby’s, Jason Ide previously served on the union’s bargaining committee as an alternate steward, honing his skills in negotiating. During his tenure as President of Teamsters Local 814, Jason Ide has protected the pension fund and coordinated the efforts of members on the ground, picketing substandard moving companies and raising awareness of commercial moving as a trade. Under Mr. Ide's leadership, Local 814 members received access to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network for health insurance and saw their prescription and dental coverage restored. Moreover, Mr. Ide has filed grievances to enforce contracts and participated vigorously in arbitrations. Perhaps most importantly, he stabilized the union’s finances, paying off debts and securing benefits. Jason Ide studied labor history as a political science major at the University of Michigan, where he earned a B.A. As a dedicated member of SOLE (Students Organizing for Labor Equality), Jason Ide organized undergraduates in support of campus labor strikes, including a contingent of 500 who picketed in support of the Lecturers Union. More recently, he has joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to aid workers. A member of the Joint Council 16 Political Outreach Committee, he serves as a trustee of the Teamsters Local 814 Welfare, Pension & Annuity Funds and the Northern New Jersey Teamsters Benefit Plan.

Experiences

 

President

At Teamsters Local 814

From 2010 to Present
I was elected to this position in 2010 after working as a member in the Local for six years. Elected at age twenty-eight, I am one of the youngest principal officers in the Teamsters Union. During those six years, I worked as Sotheby's auction house as an art mover and served as alternate steward...
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Art Mover

At Sotheby's

From December 2004 to January 2010
I moved art and antiques for the auction house. I was also an active members of Teamsters Local 814, alternate steward and was elected to the bargaining committee.
 

University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BA, University of Michigan

From January 2000 to January 2004
Political Science - As a member of Students Organizing for Labor Equality (SOLE), I organized strike support for labor disputes on campus. During a strike of the Lecturers Union (LEO), I organized over 500 students to walk the picket line in support of their demands for fair wages and benefits. I...
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Skills

 
  • Arbitration

Centres d'intérêt

 
  • Occupy Wall Street