Mel Packer

Mel Packer has an ongoing 45-year history of social, political, labor, and community activism. He was a local driver and over-the-road steelhauler while a member of Pittsburgh Teamster Locals 249 and 800, and was one of the founders of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU). When the steel industry collapsed in the early 80s, Packer retrained at community colleges and retired as a health care worker in 2012.