The mission of “The All Members For Change website is to be an information source for every local 237 union members. This website is designed to give members Factual and true updated information about our union and our union officials. Things the union leaderships do not want you to know. We will keep you informed and share information about our rights as union members. We will have online discussions about our true rights in the work place and share information as it pertain to us.
Our goal is to bring back the strong union presence to the labor movement by educating the members. Many has fought and died for our right to organize for job security including a fair and impartial working environment and decent wages. The so-called labor leaders have sold us out to management and corporate Greed. While the world moves forward economically and socially , the livelihood of the American working class, has gravely diminished while so-called labor leaders has and continue to live out the true American dream of Financial, Medical and social stability.
The union leadership has and continues to work hard to keep us divided for the purpose of keeping us ignorant to our true power we have when we come together. It is our goal to reunite the membership and empower each and every one of us with the desire and faith that we can and will prevail against unfair labor practices.
I Jakwan Rivers pledge that forever more that A.M.F.C will always keep the interest of the members completely first.
The working class helped build this great Country and we will be part of its growth!
UP YOU MIGHTY NATION AND ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WILL!
We will not be intimidated by our own union leadership
LABOR & COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Jakwan Rivers is a man on a mission. He is a labor and community activist who has worked for more than two decades standing up for the rights of disenfranchised workers and under served people of New York.
Rivers has been a devoted member of Teamsters Local 237 for 20 years. He will run for President of Teamsters 237 in the upcoming 2014 election. Rivers is currently a shop steward at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). As a shop steward he diligently represents many Local 237 members and assists them with a vast array of work-related issues.
Jakwan Rivers is well known throughout NYCHA and other divisions of Local 237 as a rank and file member of the union who is passionate about helping members in crises. Rivers was appointed by Local 237 President Carroll Haynes to serve as a key liaison between the union and over 1,270 members within the New York City Housing Authority. He was also a member of Local 237’s Contract Negotiation Committee, where he worked tirelessly on several contracts to enhance wages and benefits for Local 237.
The Local 237 Executive Board appointed Rivers to the position of Business Agent. In this capacity, he represented over 1,500 members in several different job titles. Rivers established a reputation as a dynamic leader who members could rely on twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
In 2011, Rivers filed a federal lawsuit against NYCHA on behalf of Local 237 members. He also filed a federal lawsuit against Teamsters Local 237 to shine a light on unfair labor practices and violations of member rights in the workplace.
Rivers joined Members for Change, a group of Local 237 City Workers Union rank and file members, fighting for a fair and just work environment for all members.
Over the years Rivers have continued to educate and provide guidance to working class people across the city. He has stepped up to be the voice for working class New Yorkers.
Rivers is the founder of the Teamsters Local 237 Street Team that became a voice to advocate for the rights of 237 members. He started working for NYCHA in 1986 after completing the New York City Housing Authority training program.
Rivers was also employed as a Cable Splicer’s Helper for Con Edison and was soon promoted to the title of Underground Cable Splicer for the Consolidated Edison Company. After 10 years at Con Ed, he returned to the Housing Authority as a Maintenance Worker