Unions may be the only counterbalance to the growing power of corporate CEOs and the politicians they bankroll. Unions give workers a seat at the table to negotiate with bosses for fair pay, decent benefits and safe working conditions.

Wealthy corporate interests continue assault
on working people’s freedoms; members have
power in numbers to fight back
Serving 100,000 men and women in 22 local unions
in Northern California, the Central Valley, &
Northern Nevada
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Our Local Unions

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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The Teamster Difference

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

Kyle Jump – Certified Grocers/Unified Grocers/SuperValu

Kyle Jump started working at Certified Grocers in 1983. After many years, that company became Unified Grocers and, about a year ago, was bought up by SuperValu. Kyle’s dad worked at Certified and Kyle followed him into the warehouse. When Kyle started there, he got a job at the bottom, working as an order selector. Since then, he says he’s done every job, most recently working as a forklift driver. “The work is great. But what’s best is the friends I’ve made,

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President's Report

Making gains in another busy year

It’s hard to believe we are already more than halfway through 2018. The last few months, in particular, have been wild. Here’s a quick update.

Primary Elections

We spent the spring planning and holding meetings and conference calls to develop our endorsements for the June primaries. Being my first go-around as President, I did not realize the time and effort required by so many of our Principal Officers, Political Coordinators, and the Joint Council’s staff.

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