Local 350

Recology clerical unit ratifies new contract

The small but vital clerical unit at Recology South Valley and representatives of Teamsters Local 350 met on July 19, 2018, to discuss what they would like to see on their next contract. After nearly 7 months of hard-nosed negotiating, led by Recording Secretary and Business Representative Sergio Arranaga with the assistance of Adriana Munoz-Noriega, they were able to successfully hammer out a 5-year contract that the members ratified unanimously.

“The negotiations took longer than expected,” Arranaga says.

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Garden City Clerical – 100% Yes!

As the heart of Garden City and Milpitas Sanitation, the clerical unit is responsible for the accounts and is at the forefront of customer service as they answer customer questions and concerns. After months of negotiations, the nine members in this hard-working clerical unit voted unanimously to ratify a new 5-year contract that will raise wages, protect the employees, and reward them for the hard work they do every day.

Virginia Jimenez, an 18-year Teamsters Local 350 member,

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RIP Mauricio Garcia – Allied Waste Services of Daly City

We are tremendously saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Brother Mauricio Garcia, who died on January 16, 2019 while performing his job with Allied Waste Services of Daly City. CalOSHA is investigating the cause of the incident.

Brother Garcia was an exemplary worker and loyal member of Teamsters Local 350 for 17 years. He worked side by side with his two brothers who are also long-time members. Their father was a Shop Steward at the same company for many years.

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Strong contract at Allied Waste Daly City

Teamsters Local 350 representatives began negotiations for a new contract with Allied Waste in March, 2018. After months of talks, the team came up with a contract that includes maintenance of benefits and a significant wage increase that the members ratified by an overwhelming margin.

“The negotiation process was lengthy and heated at times,” said 18-year member Ignacio “Nacho” Miranda who served on the negotiating committee. “Juan, Sergio and John worked very closely with us to make sure our concerns and demands were addressed during negotiations.

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Union wins wrongful termination grievance

On June 6, 2018, after almost a year-long fight, the arbitrator in Jaime Rivera’s grievance ordered San Francisco-based Recology to immediately reinstate him with full seniority and make him whole for any wages and benefits lost as a result of his wrongful termination.

“The business agents were upfront, they said it would take a while. I had never been in a situation like this before, or in a trial or court setting. We’d start at 10:00 am and end at 7:00 pm.

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