In March, the members who work at Sysco Foods in Northern California and Nevada ratified a new six-year agreement that offers the largest economic settlement with the company in the nation. The negotiations took more than four months to complete, in large part due to the company’s aggressive attempt to remove language that protects working conditions. The offer was only possible because of a coordinated effort between the IBT Warehouse Division, Joint Council 7, and Locals 137,Keep reading
Teamsters Local 137 is proud to report that negotiations with Recology of Humboldt County has resulted in the best settlements ever. An addition to significant wage and pension increases, Recology agreed to pick up 100% of the premium on the Teamster health plan, a major new benefit.
Over the last two years, Recology acquired two independent waste companies in Arcata and Ferndale more than doubling the Local’s membership in Humboldt County. This was the first negotiations with the company since those members were successfully incorporated into the existing Recology contract.Keep reading
Saturday, July 18th at Wild Island (Sparks)
The park is open from 11am-7pm
Lunch will be from 12:30pm – 2:30 pm
$5 per person.
Space is limited so get your money in soon!
(Note: Picnic is on if public health guidelines permit)Keep reading
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.Keep reading
The 150-member Alameda County Prosecutors Association affiliated with Teamsters 856 in late March. The district attorneys work each day to keep the community safe by ensuring justice for victims and the 1.6 million residents of Alameda County.
The recently-formed Association chose to affiliate with Teamsters 856 as result of the union’s reputation for negotiating and enforcing strong contracts for law enforcement professionals throughout Northern California, including other deputy district attorneys serving Marin, Sonoma,Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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,Keep reading
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,Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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,Keep reading