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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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John Johnson — United Airlines Maintenance Base, San Francisco International Airport (Local 856)

Teamsters Pride at SFO

John Johnson grew up understanding the value of a union job. “I’m what’s referred to as a ‘legacy’,” he said. “My father was a machinist at United. I needed a good job and it was union job with good benefits and good pay.”

When John began working at United Airlines in the San Francisco International Airport, the benefits he received were critical for his family.

“I was a single father at the time,

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President's Report

Joint Council 7 starts new year well-positioned for success

Teamsters Joint Council 7 wrapped up a highly successful 2022, building the unity and strength of our union, winning victories for working people, and placing us in a strong position to take on the great challenges we face in 2023, including our fight for a fair contract at UPS.

We began the year with a transition in leadership, and a Joint Council that was divided after a contentious election in our International Union.

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