Local 1932 Opens New Building, Home of Future Training Center
Teamsters Local 1932 has finished renovations of its new building and future training center and hosted a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 22nd, with local and state officials, as well as union members and celebrated leaders, in attendance.
The union will establish the training center later this year and has netted over $1.4 million in funding for training programs. Training cohorts will gain skills and certification for jobs in the local logistics industry and public sector, helping graduates and residents secure employment at unionized job sites throughout the region.
“Since our inception in 2015, Teamsters Local 1932 has aimed to transform the Inland Empire for the better,” says Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan. “Now, downtown San Bernardino is home to a new source of hope for our region’s working families. With this training center, we are investing in the future so that members of our communities can gain the skills they need to thrive at work and home.”
The union’s new building, located at 421 N. Sierra Way, was most recently leased by Arrowhead Credit Union and is next to the existing Teamsters Local 1932 Union Hall. After extensive remodeling, the building will house classrooms and assembly halls, with additional office space for union staff. With Teamsters Local 1932 involved in organizing for a Community Benefits Agreement for the major redevelopment of the Carousel Mall area, as well as extensive organizing around raising standards within the region’s largest employer, Amazon, Korgan adds, “It’s time others join us in transforming the Inland Empire, by investing in downtown and committing to bringing good middle-class jobs to the area.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opened the building to members and residents and honored the legacy and work of Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack. Also in attendance was California State Assemblymember James Ramos and other elected officials.
The training center, formally titled the High Road Jobs and Training Center, received $1.3 million in funding from the California Workforce Development Board in November 2020 for training in emerging zero-emission logistics industry technologies. Generally, training cohorts will receive training and support from the Teamsters union, with over 100 years of experience building worker power and skills across industries. Also set for launch at the ceremony is an innovative high school to high paying jobs initiative based at the training center.
“This new building and home to our future training center are built on the genuine belief that we must always fight to improve the lives of those around us,” says Korgan. “It is a belief that hundreds of thousands of working people have faith in locally, it is one that honorable leaders like Mr. Randy Cammack held firmly for decades, and it is now the cornerstone to this new local institution in San Bernardino.”