Vernon Gammon became a Teamster in 1978 working for Miller Brewing Company and served 13 years as a shop steward. He served as a Rank and File Trustee from 1985 to 1992. Vernon was appointed as Business Agent in 1992 and was elected as Business Agent in 1993. Vernon serves as Vice-President , Recording Secretary and Trustee to the Brewery and Soft Drink Conference. He serves as Secretary-Treasurer for Carolina Food and Beverage Council. He was appointed to Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development as a Board Member. Vernon is assigned to represent Johnson Controls, Inc. members in Winston-Salem. He was the representative for Miller Brewing, Ball Corporation, Tyson Foods and Rockingham County School System. Vernon was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2011.
Rick Armstrong is a third generation Teamster and begins his term as Vice President of Local 391 in 2015. He first joined the union in 1992 while working for UPS in Jacksonville and Greenville, NC. He left UPS and became a police officer with the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as President of the Raleigh Police Protective Association. In 2006, he led the RPPA into affiliating with Teamsters Local 391. Elected as a Business Agent for the local union in 2011, Rick has proven himself to be an excellent advocate for UPS members working in the Triangle Area. He has also served as a Trustee of Local 391 to serve as a watchdog over the members' dues money.
Rachel Wells began her Teamster career working in the organizing department for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. She started working in the Local 391 organizing department in 2002 and was a key part of many successful organizing campaigns including several public school systems, MV Transportation, First Student, Red Cross and Enterprise Car Rental.
Elected to Local 391’s Executive Board as the local’s recording secretary, Rachel maintains the union’s critical meeting proceedings and other legally required files.
Rachel also serves as a business agent, representing Teamsters who work for public schools, as well as those employed by private transportation companies.
JoCarolyn Wilkins has safely driven Guilford County children to school and back home for 25 years. She served as a key steward in 2004 for classified school employees across the state and has been instrumental in battling for their interests at the General Assembly and at their workplaces. JoCarolyn was taken off the job in 2006 and workd for Local 391 as an organizer. She successfully brought many new members into the Union. She was elected trustee in 2011.
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Jimmy George is serving his first term since being elected by the members as a trustee for Local 391 in 2011. He has worked at Gilbarco for 17 years and whas been elected many time to serve as Shop Steward to represent his fellow members at the company. Jimmy is following in the leadership footsteps of his Father, who also was elected to serve as a Teamster Shop Steward. He also serves on the Safety Committee at the Gilbarco plant.
Chris Vaughn has been a package car driver working out of UPS' Greensboro hub for 25 years. He was elected as a shop steward before being elected by the members of Local 391as a Business Agent in 2011. Chris distinguished himself while serving as a steward as a man who would fight fiercly for his members' rights. He was not afraid of standing on management's toes when he saw that they were violating the contract. Sharpening his skills since since his election, Chris has emerged as an excellent advocate for UPS members at the Atlantic Area Package Grievanc Committee.
Keith McCorkle worked as a UPS package car driver out of the company's Greenville facility for more than 30 years before becoming a Local 391 business agent in 2010. One of the local union's key members in Eastern North Carolina, Keith was active in the union's organizing efforts at UPS and in other campaigns over the years. Local 391 also took Keith off his UPS job in 2008 and put him to work supporting the union's successful efforts to elect President Barack Obama and other candidates. If you want to have a good day, spend it with Keith McCorkle. His infectuous laugh and smile will lift your spirits.
Wayne became a Teamster in 1981 working for B/E Aerospace, becoming a Shop Steward from 1983 until December of 1999. In this time he stayed involved with the local union and helped in organizing. In January 2000 became a Business Agent representing members from Fairchild, B/E Aerospace, United Plastics, Gilbarco Veeder Root and Alliance Imaging. In August 2006 was elected as Union Co-Chairman for the Piedmont Grievance Committee. Wayne was assigned in 2009 as representative for Tyson Foods, and I.B.C. Merita.
Doug Irving is a former package car driver at UPS in Wilmington, where he worked since 1990. Doug is Local 391's newest Business Agent and was a longtime shop steward elected by his members before coming on board as a Business Agent in April 2020.