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  • Officers & Staff
    President
    Mike McGaha

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 Ext. 201




    Secretary-Treasurer & Business Agent
    Vernon Gammon

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 Ext. 202

    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.




    Vice President & Business Agent
    Rick Armstrong

    Email:

    Phone:
    919-787-0623

    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. 




    Recording Secretary & Business Agent
    Rachel Wells

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-668-0441 ext 218

    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.




    Trustee
    Karen Matthews


    Karen became a Teamster in 1989 working for BE Aerospace. She has been an elected Shop Steward for over 15 years and assists with organizing in the public sector. Currently a member of the Teamster's Women's Conference, Karen was selected as Trustee in 2006.


    Trustee
    JoCarolyn Wilkins


    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.

    Email:  jwilkins@teamsterslocal391.org

    Phone:  336-668-0441 ext. 222




    Trustee
    Jimmy George


    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.




    Business Agent
    Chris Vaughn

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-668-0441 x205

    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.




    Business Agent
    Keith McCorkle

    Email:

    Phone:
    919-787-0623

    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.




    Business Agent
    Wayne Gibbs

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 Ext. 210

    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.




    Business Agent
    Dave Foley

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-342-4728

    Dave became a Teamster in 1995 when he was hired as a production worker at Miller Brewing in Eden, NC, where he worked 2nd and 3rd shift until 2011.  He served as a Shop Steward from 2007-2011 for 3rd shift packaging before moving to 1st shift at the brewery.  

    In 2010-2011, Dave spent time in Virginia on behalf of the IBT organizing workers in Elkton and returned to the brewery in 2012 as a Shop Steward once again for 1st shift workers.  Dave accepted the position as Assistant Business Agent in the fall of 2014 and begins his first term as an elected Business Agent in 2015.  




    Business Agent
    Jody Whitlock

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-944-5790

    Jody began his career as Teamster in 1992, when he began driving for Roadway Express, which later became YRC.  Jody will serve members in the freight industries of Local 391.  He was elected in the fall of 2014 by the Local 391 members and began work as a Business Agent in 2015.  


    Organizer
    Moses Darden

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-908-2373

    Moses began his career at Local 391 as a Volunteer Organizer from 1998 to 2003 for Local 391 before coming on board as a full time Organizer.  Moses led efforts to organize classified public school workers, MV Transportation, and NC State Wolfline drivers.  Moses also worked for the IBT as a Lead Organizer in the South and Midwest regions. Moses is responsible for jump starting the National Driving Up Standards in the school bus industry and contributed to organizing victories with First Student in Baltimore, MD and Danville, IL.  Moses returned to Local 391 in December 2013 and is currently working on numerous private and public sector campaigns.


    Bookkeeper
    Sheila Combs

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 ext 204


    Greensboro Administrative Assistant
    Stormy Fields

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 ext 203


    Pension & Insurance & Administrative Assistant
    Janie Shipley

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 ext 208


    Assistant Bookkeeper
    Suzie Edwards

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-996-2040 ext 207


    Eden Administrative Assistant
    Debra Ware

    Email:

    Phone:
    336-342-4728


    Raleigh Adminstrative Assistant
    Glenda Alston

    Email:

    Phone:
    919-787-0623



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