Local 890

Union helps company fight unfair water bill

In July, San Benito Foods suddenly received a bill from the city for $4.5 million for their use of water because the city claimed that they needed to upgrade their storm drains.

Because this would have crippled and possibly forced the company to shut down, the union sprung into action. In addition to sponsoring a demonstration at City Hall on July 14, they initiated calls to the Mayor and the City Council and sued to get the fine reduced.

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Training brings together stewards from three Locals

On November 3, Locals 601, 948 and 890 brought their shop stewards to Visalia for their annual training meeting. “I had the pleasure of getting to meet other stewards from other locals  and was able to gain new knowledge from our guest speakers and from our attorneys. It was a great day with our Teamster sisters and brothers,” said Martin Cortez,Teamsters Local 601 Shop Steward who works at Pacific Coast Producers Distribution Service.

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