Teamster News

The Grand Hyatt at SFO employees form union

In February, front desk and reservations employees at the new Grand Hyatt at SFO voted to form a union with Teamsters 856–joining the over 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by the 17,000-member strong local.

The Grand Hyatt at SFO opened its doors last fall and is the only hotel on the San Francisco International Airport’s property.

This win is another victory for the Teamster Organizing Network–a coalition of Teamster Locals across California and Nevada whose goal is to help working people gain a voice on the job and build Teamster power in core industries.

… Read more »

Keep reading

UC avoids layoffs throughout current academic year

In a meeting with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) on April 13, Teamsters 2010 leadership received positive clarification on two important issues concerning the UC’s approach to layoff and Administrative Time Off (ATO) due to the COVID-19 crisis for the coming weeks:

First, UC confirmed that the recently-issued policy of no COVID-related layoffs through June 30, 2020, means that career employees who are directed not to report to work onsite and are not able to telework,

… Read more »

Keep reading

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,

… Read more »

Keep reading

Local 856 members help save a life in Millbrae

August 26, 2019, might have been just another workday for Hector Camacho and his City of Millbrae Public Works co-worker, Evan Ramirez, but an accident at the end of the day made it one to remember.

“We were getting off work and it happened right by the freeway on-ramp,” said Hector. Hector and Evan were returning to the Public Works corporation yard with the intention of going home for the day when they saw a car collide with a bicyclist.

… Read more »

Keep reading

After big actions, Allied Waste Services members ratify contract

After months of negotiations and nation-wide actions against the Republic Services, Teamsters Local 350 members at Allied Waste Services of Santa Clara voted unanimously to ratify a new five-year contract. Among the various improvements were substantial increases in wages and pension contributions, full maintenance of benefits, and the protection of adequate staffing levels that Republic Services sought to eliminate.

The group of 87 drivers and mechanics work out of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park,

… Read more »

Keep reading

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.

… Read more »

Keep reading

75 years and a Teamster legacy

Kern County’s oldest bakery is celebrating 75 years in business, with Teamster drivers delivering their product since the 1970s.

Emmanuel Segura, a Pyrenees driver and Local 87 member since 2012, says he enjoys continuing the legacy and he appreciates the collective bargaining agreement that provides stability. Local 87 recognizes Emmanuel and all Local 87 members for their hard work in ensuring Teamster success into 2020 and beyond.

… Read more »

Keep reading

PERB rules that UC lied about union wages

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the agency that enforces California’s public sector labor laws, has issued a complaint alleging that the University of California violated state law when it sent a communication to Administrative Professionals containing falsehoods about union representation of UC employees.

Teamsters Local 2010 is working with unrepresented Administrative Professional employees at UC to gain union representation and improve their working conditions and compensation. The University attempted to interfere with those efforts in communications to employees that contained,

… Read more »

Keep reading

Teamsters build for 10th Bud Car Show and holiday drive

The Tenth Annual Bud Classic Car Show took place on Saturday, September 28 at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fairfield. More than 5,000 people attended and enjoyed activities that included 300 classic cars, live music, great food, a silent auction featuring Budweiser collectibles, a beer garden, and numerous vendors. The event helped raise $32,000 for the Families Helping Families Annual Thanksgiving Baskets of Hope event in November.

Over 300 volunteers met at the Fairfield brewery on the Saturday before Thanksgiving for the Baskets of Hope event.

… Read more »

Keep reading