Teamsters continue providing essential services during the pandemic—food service, helping the unemployed, construction, driving, warehousing, delivering, collecting garbage, and more.
Serving 100,000 men and women in 21 local unions
in Northern California, the Central Valley, &
Northern Nevada

—John Johnson, United Airlines Maintenance Base

I’m what’s referred to as a ‘Legacy’. My father was a machinist at United. I needed a good job, and it was union job. It had good benefits, good pay. I was a single father at the time, so getting health care and better wages was very important to me and my small family.

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Thelma Garza – Central Concrete (Local 853)

For the past seven years, Thelma Garza has been working as a ready-mix driver for Central Concrete in San Jose.

Currently, she’s working on the Park Project in downtown San Jose. She says that the developer got permission from the airport to go higher than previous height limits, so, at 50 stories, this will be the tallest building in the city. Her work as a ready-mix driver not only includes driving a concrete truck,

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President's Report

Light at the end of the long COVID and Trump tunnels

Finally, some upbeat news to report after a year of pandemic shutdown and horror stories about the over 500,000 deaths in our country from COVID—too many of them our members. We’ve seen story after story about the hardships many of you have had to endure due to the COVID collateral damage to jobs, the economy, and to many of the companies you work for. However, things are finally looking up.

Members who have been out of work are being called back.

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