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April 16, 1947
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.  ~Labor Tribune

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Updated: Apr. 16 (22:04)

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Officers & Staff
Tom Krause

Tom became a Teamster in 1976 while working for Roadway Express, where he served as a shop steward for several years.

In the 1990’s Tom began working as an organizer for Local 992, helping workers at a dozen companies choose unionization. Under Tom’s leadership, eight out of the twelve shops joined the Local and went on to win strong contracts. Tom also worked on organizing drives for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters during former General President Ron Carey's administration and taught organizing classes on behalf of the International Union.

Tom has been Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer of Teamsters Local 992 since 2001. As a member of the MD-DC Freight Union Negotiating Committee, he bargained the Maryland DC Supplemental Agreement. He also serves as an Executive Board Trustee on Teamsters Joint Council 62, a regional group of Teamster unions headquartered in Baltimore, Md.

Education: Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, Md.; Organizing Institute at the George Meaney Center for Higher Learning, Silver Springs, Md; and Southwest Training Center for Labor Studies, New Mexico.


Daniel Craytor

Employed at United Parcel Service since 2002, Dan is a package car driver at the Hagerstown UPS facility after having worked 13 years as a feeder driver. He has been a shop steward for coworkers in the Package Car classification since 2016. In November of 2016, Dan was appointed vice president of Teamsters Local Union 992. He serves as a Union trustee on the Teamster Health and Welfare and Pension Funds, a position he’s held since 2017. As part of his fiduciary training, Dan completed the Trustees Institute, Advanced Trustee Institute, and Level II Advanced Trustee Institute courses. Dan currently resides in Mercersburg, Pa., wife Carrie and sons Dylan, Brody, and Leo.

Recording Secretary
Edward Barrett III

In 1996, Ed started working with the Franklin County Jail and in 1999 with the Franklin County Adult Probation Department. He joined Teamsters Local 992 in 2007. In November of 2017, he became a member of the Local 992 Executive Board as Recording Secretary, and in 2018, added the role of alternate union steward. A graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995, Ed earned a Master of Science Degree in 2002. In his spare time, Ed is a high school football coach. He loves to spend time with his family and keeps fit lifting weights. 

Travis Newman

Travis graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in 2006. He started working in 2007 with Franklin County Adult Probation, where he has also been a steward for over seven years.  In his free time, Travis is an active member of the Franklin County Sportsmen for Youth Field Day event. He is also a Hunter Trapper Education Instructor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

P. Douglas Delauter

Doug became a Teamster member in 2001 when he began driving for Consolidated Freightways. A year later he switched to Overnight, which became UPS Freight in 2008. At that time he used his prior experience as a 12-year shop steward for the Carpenters Union to successfully become the driver steward for UPS Freight.

Richard Blume

Rich has been working in the LTL freight industry for 35 years. He is an 18-year Teamster and has served as a Teamster Local 992 shop steward for 12 years. Rich is currently employed as a P&D driver for ABF Freight in Hagerstown, MD. He was appointed Teamsters Local 992 Sergeant at Arms in 2020.

Keith Hartman

A third-generation union member, Keith is employed at YRC, Inc. and has been a Teamster for 37 years, and a shop steward for 25. Despite being continually employed since his first year in high school, Keith continued his higher education and received an Associate Degree in Business and Economics. Married for 38 years, Keith is active in his church and serves as a board member. 

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