Local 431

Making progress

Teamsters Local 431 is heading into negotiations with Sun•Maid Growers, Rich Products and recently ratified an agreement with BMC West, reports Secretary-Treasurer Peter Nuñez.

Nuñez also thanks Northern California Construction Coordinator Stu Helfer for his help in a recent arbitration against High Speed Rail Contractor TPZP. “The decision protects Teamster work and provides earned benefits for our members,” he says.

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New Teamster phone app

Teamsters Local 431 has built a smart phone app that is now available for IOS or Android phones, in both English and Spanish. Download the “Teamsters 431” app today and stay informed and up to date with your Local union.

Secretary-Treasurer Peter Nuñez reports that many members are facing hardship due to the massive Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest outside of Fresno. As of mid-September, the fire had burned more than 228,000 acres and was only 18% contained.

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Good contracts abound

Teamsters Local 431 has had a busy few months with contract negotiations, shop steward seminars and educating our members about the state of our industries. Recent contract ratifications include Reyes Coca Cola, and Wilbur Ellis saw a solid reduction in the cost of their health care. “All of our business agents and officers try to preserve the rights and conditions that we worked so hard to achieve,” says Principal Officer Peter Nuñez.

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Organizing and contracts keep local staff busy

Local 431 is currently in negotiations with newly- organized Specialty Sales, as well as with Delta Health Systems and Cherokee Freight Lines. The local also recently ratified new agreements with Chooljian Packing, Gary Packing, Mission Linen and Mission Industrial as well as  with Hertz counter representatives.

Teamsters Local 431 is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Teamsters Night with the Grizzlies. This year’s baseball game for Members and their immediate family will be on Saturday May 11;

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15-day strike ends when members ratify new contract

On September 25, the Sun-Maid workers ended their 15-day  strike and returned to the job after reaching a new contract agreement with the corporation. The workers had been picketing for several weeks after negotiations between the company and the Teamsters union broke down.

The new agreement includes monthly medical contributions, competitive market wages, and increased pension contributions in the second and third year of the agreement.

“It’s about a nine-percent increase in value overall from the previous contract,” says Local 431 Secretary-Treasurer Peter Nuñez.

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500+ Sun Maid workers on strike in Fresno

After rejecting four contract offers from Sun-Maid, nearly 500 members of Local 431 took to the hot Fresno streets on September 10 to start a work stoppage that will last until they get a contract that they can live with.

“The major issue is that the company insists that our folks contribute to their health plan for the first time ever,” says Principal Officer Peter Núñez. “They offered minimal wage increases to offset some of the out-of-pocket health costs.

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Honoring labor in Fresno

On May 19, the Union Park Foundation in Fresno held their third annual event to honor fallen workers in the San Joaquin Valley. Opening ceremonies included the Fresno Police Department placing a wreath on the Union Park monument, which is located at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

“Teamsters Local 431, Joint Council 7 and many unions from around the Valley had joined together to help fund the building of this park,” reports Local 431 Business Rep Steve Sharp.

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