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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,

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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.

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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,

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Teamsters at the Tank

On November 16,  a few hundred Local 287 members and friends went to the “Shark Tank” to watch  the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings in a shoot-out. After the game, they got to take a group picture on the logo.

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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.

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