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in Northern California, the Central Valley, &
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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

Yolanda Jimenez – Pacific Coast Producers (Local 856)

The union is us

For 16 years, Yolanda Jimenez has spent her summer months working in the canning area of Pacific Coast Producers in Woodland. She recently became a supervisor, overseeing the work of 15-20 other workers. “I’ve been there for a long time. Each July, when I go back, it’s like being with your family. Everybody knows you and greets you.” Yolanda just became a trustee for Local 601 and is excited to learn more about how the union functions. “Most of the people, we don’t know what the union does for us. But I’ve learned that the union is us…and if we can get more involved we can get more help.”

President's Report

Building from strength and supporting members in need

Labor defeats recall

As you know by now, the Gubernatorial Recall election has been defeated. Labor’s influence, through the efforts of our members and those of all California unions, played a big part in defeating this Republican-based attempt to steal the Governorship. Had they succeeded with the recall, an anti-worker, right-wing nutcase would have become the Governor of the largest state in the nation by a mere plurality of the vote. 

This election cost the taxpayers almost $300 million and could have cost our members the gains we have made in worker’s compensation and other state-generated benefits.

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