Local 70

Jose Ramirez – Iron Mountain (Local 70)

Jose Ramirez has worked for Iron Mountain, a document archiving company, in its Oakland facility for 32 years, but that’s not where the magic is.

He serves as Lead Transportation Coordinator, dispatching drivers each day, and monitoring customer calls to help them solve problems. His territory runs from Eureka at the north, through the Bay Area, and down to Fremont, currently, and San Jose, starting in August, as well as east to Livermore,

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Samuel Styles – Pepsi (Local 70)

Samuel Styles has been a member of Teamsters Local 70 and worked as a delivery driver for Pepsi in Hayward for nearly three years. He’s out delivering Pepsi products every day to Safeway and Lucky stores, 7-11s, neighborhood corner stores, and restaurants. “I’ve delivered to every city in the Bay Area in one week. It’s great because I get to see different things, like restaurants that I’d like to try.”

The benefits he appreciates most about being in the union are the medical and dental.

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Best ribs in the East Bay

Teamsters Local 70 was glad to be invited to participate in the first annual Barbara Lee Birthday Rib Cook-off. Not only did we attend, but we took home the trophy for best ribs! More important than the trophy is our continued presence at these events to remind the lawmakers who make decisions that working people matter.

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Talking union with high schoolers

Local 70 members spent a lovely May afternoon talking with students from Mt. Diablo High School about unions, in general—and Teamsters, in particular.

“We talked about the opportunities available for a great career if college was not in their plans,” says Business Agent Rich Fierro.

The group was joined by Local 853 Trustee Mike Fritz, Joint Council 7 Transportation coordinator Ron Valdez, and Local 856 Stewards Ken Olsen and Craig Bartzi who work for the School District.

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87-year old Teamster retiree volunteers with the homeless

What will you be doing when you retire? Fishing? Playing with the grandkids?

If you’re Earl Randall, a member of Local 70 for 42 years,  you’ll be volunteering to help the homeless people in your community, even as you approach age 88.

Earl has a long history with the Teamsters. He was an officer for 13 years, served as a Trustee, was the Warden for Joint Council 7, and worked for the Western Conference of Teamsters for a spell.

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