President’s Report

JC7: United and building power to win for workers

Joint Council 7 continues our work to unify and strengthen our union to meet the challenges ahead.  Our Joint Council comprises 20 powerful local unions across Northern California and Nevada, representing 100,000 hardworking Teamsters in every industry. When we stand in unity, we have the power to win strong contracts, fair wages and working conditions for working people. Great challenges lie ahead in the coming year – our fight to win strong contracts at UPS and many other employers;

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When we stand together, we win together!

Teamsters Joint Council 7 leaders are uniting to build a stronger Union to win fair pay, benefits and rights for working people. The 20 powerful Locals in our Joint Council, representing 100,000 hardworking Teamsters across Northern California and Northern Nevada, continue to set the pace for the entire country. As you will see in the pages of this newspaper, our Locals are successfully taking on greedy employers, fighting for and winning strong contracts, and organizing thousands of workers into the union. 

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Building together for an even stronger Teamster future

I’m honored and humbled to be elected to lead our great Teamsters Joint Council 7 into the future. Our union faces unprecedented challenges and tremendous opportunity to build power, win strong contracts, and organize thousands of workers into the Teamsters.  

Corporate greed is on the rise; the super-rich keep getting richer, and working people are left behind.  Amazon, one of the richest corporations in history–and one of the most anti-union–is expanding its non-union,

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New Joint Council 7 leadership

By Jason Rabinowitz—

The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 7 has elected me to the position of Joint Council President, upon the resignation of long-time President Rome Aloise that took effect on January 30.

I’m honored and humbled to lead our great Joint Council into the future. Our Union faces unprecedented challenges, and tremendous opportunity to build power, win strong contracts, and organize thousands of workers into the Teamsters.  I believe that the powerful Locals of Joint Council 7 – united and working together – are up to the task.

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Thank you

By Rome Aloise —

This will be my final column for the Joint Council 7 News because, as of the end of January, I will be stepping down from serving as your President.

I will start by telling you, the membership, what I told the delegates at our last Joint Council meeting, and that’s “thank you for letting me serve you.” 

Being a leader in this union,

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Building from strength and supporting members in need

By Rome Aloise —

Labor defeats recall

As you know by now, the Gubernatorial Recall election has been defeated. Labor’s influence, through the efforts of our members and those of all California unions, played a big part in defeating this Republican-based attempt to steal the Governorship. Had they succeeded with the recall, an anti-worker, right-wing nutcase would have become the Governor of the largest state in the nation by a mere plurality of the vote. 

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Building from strength and supporting members in need

By Rome Aloise —

Labor defeats recall

As you know by now, the Gubernatorial Recall election has been defeated. Labor’s influence, through the efforts of our members and those of all California unions, played a big part in defeating this Republican-based attempt to steal the Governorship. Had they succeeded with the recall, an anti-worker, right-wing nutcase would have become the Governor of the largest state in the nation by a mere plurality of the vote. 

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The recall election is bad for California and bad for Teamsters — Just vote no!

By Rome Aloise —

Millionaire Republicans who want to roll back the clock on California’s worker protections are funneling big money into a campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. Let me be clear: If they succeed, we’ll lose many of the big gains we made on higher wages, pensions, health and safety, and a lot more.

To protect our contract, wages, and health care, I ask that you join me in voting NO on the Recall.

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Members must all vote in the upcoming Teamster election

By Rome Aloise —

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Convention just ended. Unfortunately, it was not the normal week in Las Vegas with 2,000 sisters and brothers, but rather it was a virtual, zoom-based three-day convention. In the end, the business of our union was handled and dispensed with successfully, and the nominations for the International General Executive Board were held and completed.

Overall, and surprisingly to me,

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Light at the end of the long COVID and Trump tunnels

By Rome Aloise —

Finally, some upbeat news to report after a year of pandemic shutdown and horror stories about the over 500,000 deaths in our country from COVID—too many of them our members. We’ve seen story after story about the hardships many of you have had to endure due to the COVID collateral damage to jobs, the economy, and to many of the companies you work for. However, things are finally looking up.

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