During his tenure as President of Teamsters Local 814, Jason Ide has protected the pension fund and coordinated the efforts of members on the ground, picketing substandard moving companies and raising awareness of commercial moving as a trade. Under Mr. Ide's leadership, Local 814 members received access to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network for health insurance and saw their prescription and dental coverage restored. Moreover, Mr. Ide has filed grievances to enforce contracts and participated vigorously in arbitrations. Perhaps most importantly, he stabilized the union's finances, paying off debts and securing benefits.
Jason Ide studied labor history as a political science major at the University of Michigan, where he earned a B.A. As a dedicated member of SOLE (Students Organizing for Labor Equality), Jason Ide organized undergraduates in support of campus labor strikes, including a contingent of 500 who picketed in support of the Lecturers Union. More recently, he has joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to aid workers. A member of the Joint Council 16 Political Outreach Committee, he serves as a trustee of the Teamsters Local 814 Welfare, Pension & Annuity Funds and the Northern New Jersey Teamsters Benefit Plan.