On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus hosted their annual boxing night event at Teamsters City, welcoming more than 200 local Teamsters and guests. This year, the caucus chose to honor Local 700 Business Agent Ramon Williams at the event with a Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication and leadership to the Teamsters.
“I am humbled by this award and the significance of this recognition,” said Ramon. “I very much appreciate my brothers and sisters of the Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus for all of their support, and moving forward I remain committed to serving our Teamster community.”
A full-time business agent, Ramon also serves as the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus and is the Recording Secretary on the Local 700 Executive Board. He was a driver for nearly 20 years and is a former member of Teamsters Local 705 and Local 731. Ramon began working for the Teamsters as an organizer for Teamsters Joint Council 25 in 2006 before becoming a business agent for Local 700 in 2010.
“Ramon is one of those people that gives above and beyond 100 percent in everything that he does,” said Hector Hernandez, President of the Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus and Local 700 Trustee. “We are so proud to call Ramon our brother and to have him be a part of our Teamster family. He is truly a role model for all of us and we wanted him to know all of his hard work does not go unnoticed.”