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—Trina Johnson, United Parcel Service

I’m a gal in brown. With the uniform that you wear, you’re proud. During the pandemic, when everyone was in shutdown, we were out there, bringing good things.

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Our members work for freight and delivery companies; they also work in construction, dairy, beverage, food processing, parking, solid waste/recycling, hotels, shuttle bus driving, schools, public services, and many other industries.

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Teamsters stand ready to organize workers who want to bargain collectively; Teamster membership provides workers with a voice on the job.

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Member Profiles

Ricardo Barba – Recology Sunset (Local 350)

Ricardo Barba has been a dedicated driver for Recology for 30 years. His career began in 1990 with Recology Golden Gate; he then transferred to Recology Sunset in 1996. For the majority of his career, Ricardo has proudly serviced San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood.

“This career isn’t just about being a Garbage Truck driver; it’s about being an essential part of the community and servicing others. Waking up early or staying late at work is worth it,

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President's Report

Building together for an even stronger Teamster future

I’m honored and humbled to be elected to lead our great Teamsters Joint Council 7 into the future. Our union faces unprecedented challenges and tremendous opportunity to build power, win strong contracts, and organize thousands of workers into the Teamsters.  

Corporate greed is on the rise; the super-rich keep getting richer, and working people are left behind.  Amazon, one of the richest corporations in history–and one of the most anti-union–is expanding its non-union,

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