Local 665

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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Local 665 releases “push message” encouraging members and their families to vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 29, 2018

(San Francisco, Calif) – The 33-second message begins with images and voice over of Mayor London N. Breed at her recent Inauguration at San Francisco’s City Hall; her first day on the job.  After a brief iconic image of a San Francisco Cable Car, the message cuts to shots of Teamsters 665 members performing THEIR jobs: at Avis Rental Car, Chariot Transportation and at a city parking facility.

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Another solid waste organizing victory in the North Bay

Less than a year after a 400 workers in Sonoma’s solid waste and recycling industry voted to become union members, Local 665 scored another win with an 80% Yes vote in an NLRB election to represent workers at most of North Bay transfer stations and the county landfill.

“These workers were employees of the County of Sonoma until they were out-sourced about five years ago” says Local 665 Secretary-Treasurer Mark Gleason. “They are very aware of the benefits that were taken away when Republic Services,

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Keeping the car rental agencies honest at SFO

The three major car rental agencies at San Francisco Airport (Hertz, Avis and Enterprise—which collectively own all the other major agencies) are all union—signatory either to Local 665 or 856. One of the three is trying to get the employees to decertify the union. “We’re not going to name the agency at this point, but we’re working to fight that off,” says Local 665 Vice President Chuck Andrew.

The rental car agencies operate under a lease agreement with San Francisco,

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