Local 896 members at Coke in San Leandro recently ratified their new four-year contract eight months early.
Improvements include significant increases in wages, pension, and health and welfare, Teamster 401K participation, ratification and signing bonuses, and zero concessions.
For the first time in both Coke and Local 896 history, the members here ratified the contract unanimously.
Special thanks go to Local 853 President Dennis Hart for his invaluable participation and the use of the local’s hall, Local 853 Business Agent Jesse Casqueiro, and Local 70 Business Agent Mark Hawkins. Additional thanks go to Steward/Committee members Sergio Garcia, Ken Gomes, and Eddie Aleman. “This was a true team effort and could not have been done without everyone’s participation,” said President Brian Indelicato.