Local 350

South Bay Recycling Semi Drivers Ratify New Contract

The 24-member Semi Driver unit, stationed at the Shoreway Environmental Center Transfer Station in San Carlos, unanimously approved their successor collective bargaining agreement with the incoming employer, South Bayside Industries Inc., on Nov. 21, 2023.

Lead negotiator Robert Sandoval said, “Beyond the economic improvements sought by our members, the transition to a new employer inevitably brings a level of uncertainty for the rank and file. Even with a signed Memorandum of Understanding, we aimed to ensure that practices were officially codified,

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Daly City Honors Republic, Allied Waste Workers

In a heartfelt ceremony on August 14, 2023, the City of Daly City came together to pay tribute to the unwavering commitment of Teamsters Local 350 and its members employed at Republic Services/Allied Waste Services of Daly City. This commendation was bestowed through a proclamation presented by Vice-Mayor Juslyn Manalo and the Daly City Council.

The event marked a significant moment, celebrating the dedicated efforts of this remarkable group of individuals who share deep-rooted connections with the Daly City community.

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Recology Clerical Members Ratify Substantial Raises in New Contract

The four-member clerical unit from Recology Recycle Central at Pier 96 voted unanimously on July 19, 2023, to approve a successor collective bargaining agreement.

Lead Negotiator Juan Coca announced, “Our members approved this transformative contract, with improvements in working conditions, pension plans, medical benefits, and significant wage increases for economic growth.”

The agreement focuses on better working conditions, non-economic and economic, and also on heightened safety protocols. Strengthened pension plans ensure a secure retirement while maintaining full maintenance of benefits for healthcare costs.

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GreenWaste drivers and mechanics vote for union

The 40 drivers and mechanics at GreenWaste of Palo Alto in Santa Clara voted overwhelmingly in November to become Teamsters. This group will join the thousands of waste workers throughout the Bay Area already represented by Local 350.

“Ever since I started working for this company, I felt we needed representation. Everyone around us was doing better, with support, protection, and contracts, because they were Teamsters. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m proud that our unit stood strong to make this life-changing decision,” said Ricardo Hernandez,

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GreenWaste drivers and mechanics vote for union; expand base in that industry

The 40 drivers and mechanics at GreenWaste of Palo Alto in Santa Clara, Calif., voted overwhelmingly on November 17 to become Teamsters. This group will join join the thousands of waste workers throughout the Bay Area already represented by Local 350.

“Ever since I started working for this company, I felt we needed representation. Everyone around us was doing better because they were Teamsters. We’ve seen the support, protection, and contracts they get from the union.

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Clericals at Recology of the Coast ratify first contract

The three-person clerical unit at Recology of the Coast in Pacifica, CA, voted in September to ratify their first-ever agreement with the Teamsters Local 350. The unit had initially voted to join the union in May of 2022.

“I am thrilled to be part of the strong bond and support of the brotherhood and sisterhood of the Teamsters Union!” said Bernadette Chursin, a four-year employee and bargaining committee member.

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SF Scavenger mechanics join Teamsters

Mechanics at South San Francisco Scavenger Company in South San Francisco voted to join Teamsters Local 350. The nine-worker unit voted by mail and ballots were tabulated on August 17.

“I want to commend these workers for their courage and thank them for their genuine curiosity about what it means to be in a union and to be represented,” said Business Representative Robert Sandoval. “These workers who make the operations run want to know their rights and what can be afforded to them personally through collective bargaining.”

The mechanics at the South San Francisco Scavenger Company were one of the few remaining non-union worker groups within Local 350’s jurisdiction.

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California Waste Solutions members ratify new contract

On April 19, 2022, the 72 drivers and mechanics at California Waste Solutions (CWS) in San Jose voted nearly unanimously to ratify their new collective bargaining agreement.

“I thank the members at CWS for their patience through the long process. They trusted their local to get the best deal possible for them, with language improvements and an economic package that bridges the gap between neighboring counties,” said Local 350 President Sergio Arranaga. “A special thanks to Larry Daugherty;

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Bringing solid waste workers up to par with the rest of the county

After almost nine months of talks and hard-bargaining on economics, the members at Recology of the Coast ratified their new five-year successor collective bargaining agreement by a 94% margin on March 3, 2022. 

“There was a considerable gap between the offers we were getting from the company and where we needed to be. We were set to vote a strike authorization but at the 11th hour, we received a proposal which stayed our vote and allowed us to resume bargaining,” said lead negotiator and Business Representative Robert Sandoval. 

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