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New London, Conn
New London, Conn

Teamsters at Work

For 75 years, the Teamsters Local 493 has been hard at work fulfilling our mission to organize and educate workers toward a higher standard of living.

Bevan J. Sweet
Secretary – Treasurer / Principal Officer 

Craig R. Mitchell
President / Business Agent

Donald F. Barnes, Sr.
Vice-President/ Business Agent


Local 493 Union Hall
Representing Eastern Connecticut's working families since 1943!

News and Recent Updates

SHOOT FOR A CURE 1st Annual Connecticut Shoot Hosted by: Connecticut Teamsters, UFCW Local 919 & UFCW Local 371 Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Registration 8:00am Sharp! - Shotgun start 10:00am Lunch & Raffle to follow Andover Sportman's Club 166 Route 6, Andover, CT  Shoot for a Cure For more information please contact Mark Gagliardi 925-698-0719

Teamsters Local 493 80th Anniversary at Lake Compounce

Save the date! Saturday, July 22, 2023 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Teamsters Local 493 is celebrating 80 years with members and their families at Lake Compounce Family Theme Park in Bristol, CT Please see attached Lake Compounce 2023 You must come to the office to pick up tickets, t-shirt and towel. We are open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:45pm  

The Union Steward’s Grievance Guide

THE UNION STEWARD's Grievance Guide.02.23.2021 (2) (1)

Teamsters Local 493 Supports Safe Futures

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Teamsters Local 493 supports Safe Futures of New London, Connecticut, formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut. Safe Futures provides intervention and counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. I ask that you consider donating to Safe Futures as your charity choice. We hope to save lives, restore hope, and change the future in Southeastern Connecticut. It is with pride that we keep our traditions strong and look forward to making new traditions which will keep our Local Union strong.

We wish you a Happy Spring and a safe and prosperous Summer!


Bevan J Sweet, Secretary-Treasurer


Be sure you request a withdrawal card when being laid-off, going on leave of absence, lengthy medical leave, or terminating your employment. There is no charge for a withdrawal card but all initiation fees and back dues must be paid before the withdrawal card is issued.

Click Here to download a printable withdrawl card request form.

Stop by the office or complete the form and mail it to our office along with your check or money order for the amount due. It is your responsibility to obtain a Withdrawal Card so please take care of it as soon as possible after leaving the company so that you will not be obligated to pay extra dues. Failure to request a Withdrawal Card may cause you to pay back dues.

In accordance with Article XVIII, Section 6 (I) of the IBT Constitution, “it shall be compulsory for any active member on withdrawal to deposit his/her withdrawal card immediately upon return to employment at the craft.”

New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union

NETFCU has proudly provided financial services to Teamsters throughout New England since 1973. To take advantage, please visit or call 1-800-343-7126.

NETFCU Resources:

Contract Negotiations

Click here for a full list of companies represented by Teamsters Local 493

Ongoing Contracts:

Ratified Contracts:

  • ABF Freight
  • A P Marquardt, Inc
  • Automatic Rolls
  • CCIA-CT Construction Industry Assoc.
    • Arborio
    • Brunalli Construction
    • Day & Zimmerman
    • Demco, LLC
    • J. Iapaluccio, Inc
    • L. Suzio Construction
    • Loureiro Engineering
    • O&G Industries
    • Quaker Corporation
    • Supreme Industries
    • Tilcon Mixers
    • Tilcon Heavy & Highway
    • Tilcon - Tomasso
    • Walsh Construction
    • Wescon
  • Clifford Metals
  • CSC
  • Defender Industries
  • East Haddam Highway
  • Electric Boat
  • First Student East Lyme
  • First Student Lisbon/Bozrah
  • First Student Mechanics
  • First Student Norwich
  • First Student Stonington
  • Frito Lay
  • Interstate & Lakeland Lumber
  • Ledyard Highway
  • Levine Distributing
  • M&J Bus Lebanon
  • M&J Lisbon
  • Montville BOE - Bus
  • Montville BOE - Custodians
  • Montville Clerical
  • Montville Transfer Station
  • Plainfield BOE - Custodians
  • Price Gregory Pipeline
  • Shepard's Inc
  • STA
  • UNFI
  • UNFI-Clerical
  • UPS
  • Vanderman Place
  • Veolia - Danbury
  • Veolia - Naugatuck
  • Veolia - Seymour
  • Waco Scaffolding, Inc
  • Weiland Rolled Products N.A., LLC
  • Windham Pepsi
  • Windham BOE - Custodians
  • Windham Public Works
  • Windham WPCA
  • Woodstock Highway