Local 665

Sign petition to support union drive at AAA

AAA insurance sales agents across Northern California have filed for their Teamsters Local 665 election with the National Labor Relations Board. The 460 insurance agents are seeking a more secure future and a strong voice on the job. As the insurance industry evolves, COVID-19 has exposed the need for security and protections for workers. AAA workers in Northern California are experts in providing customers with insurance to protect themselves and their families, but these workers feel increasingly unprotected themselves on the job and are seeking Teamster representation to protect their futures.

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Spin’s electric scooter workers ratify first contract

Workers for e-scooter company Spin voted overwhelmingly in November to ratify their first union contract with Local 665.

The workers joined Local 665 via card check agreement in late 2018. As the pandemic raged, the union held negotiating sessions over Zoom to reach a three-year agreement that contains a number of important firsts. The agreement includes annual wage increases of more than 3% per year; six paid holidays, vacation days based on years of employment,

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Local 665 assists with vehicles bound for Haiti

Officers and members of Local 665 joined a San Francisco Supervisor in leading a convoy of desperately needed vehicles to be used by school children in the country of Haiti.

Working with Those Angels Inc. and Teamster-endorsed Supervisor Ahsha Safai, Local 665 Secretary-Treasurer Tony Delorio and Recording Secretary Juan Gallo assembled volunteer members to deliver three donated AC Transit buses and one donated ambulance to Florida for shipment to a school in Carrefour,

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Members in San Jose and San Francisco ratify agreements

The challenges of the economic downturn have made it difficult to push forward new proposals for improvements in working conditions in various industries. Nonetheless, Local 665 successfully negotiated deals at some high-profile locations that the membership approved.

Teamsters at San Jose International Airport (SJC) recently approved two separate contracts that include annual increases of 3.5% for hourly wages. Additionally, members will maintain their health benefit packages through the life of the four-year agreement.

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Delorio named to SF Film Commission

In February, just before the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shuttered the entertainment industry, Local 665 President Tony Delorio was named to serve a three-year term on the San Francisco Film Commission by Mayor London Breed.

“There’s a long history of labor voices on the Commission,” Delorio said. “It’s important to continue that legacy by providing the perspective of rank-and-file workers who work long hours on production sets. I look forward to learning about the challenges that filming in San Francisco entails.

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Taking to the streets

750 Bush—parking demos spark win

On March 1, 2020 a non-union company took control of the 750 Bush Garage in San Francisco, displacing union members and paying low wages without union benefits to workers taking over the location. Teamsters Local 665 responded with a location strike that morning at 6 a.m. For two days, members and supporters showed up in full force.

“Thank you to all who showed support by coming to the location and picking up a picket sign during the two-day strike,” said President Tony DeLorio.

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Successful work on political front makes opening for Teamster organizing

E-scooter wranglers join Teamsters

Back at the turn of the last century, the workers who wrangled teams of horses could never have imagined that, 120 years later, people who wrangle electric scooters would follow them into the Teamsters Union. But that is exactly who some of the new Teamsters are.

How that came to be is a much longer story than that Spin, an e-scooter company in San Francisco, allowed card check authorization and the workers signed up,

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Members ratify agreements in three key industries

Local 665 announced the completion of negotiations and the ratification of three contracts in the bus, auto service and parking industries in San Francisco.

SFO Shuttle, which provides services for on-airport employees and the public in and around the busy San Francisco International Airport, agreed to a three-year deal, which will increase wages by $3.50 an hour over the life of the agreement, as well as increasing the employer contribution to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension and maintaining benefits for the health plan.

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Local takes fight for Teamster jobs to City Hall

Local 665 members employed in the parking industry in San Francisco participated in a hearing in San Francisco’s City Hall in June that focused on recent reductions of Teamster positions in municipal parking garages.

The hearing was conducted by the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

“We wanted the public to know these staffing cutbacks affect both safety and service in these city-owned facilities,” stated Local 665 officer Tony Delorio.

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Members ratify new San Francisco parking agreement

Local 665 members have ratified a new four-year multi-employer agreement covering parking operations at San Francisco’s commercial office  buildings, major hotels and municipal facilities. 

“We are pleased with the offer and the members approved this contract in a nearly unanimous vote” said Local 665 Vice President Tony Delorio.

The new offer includes hourly wage increases each year for each classificatio, protections for the current health plan and improvements in the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension. 

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