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Amazon Shuttle Drivers Join Teamsters

Drivers for Amazon Contractor WeDriveU Join Local 853 via Card Check

(OAKLAND, Calif.—December 12, 2017) – Commuter shuttle drivers for Amazon chose Teamster representation today via card-check agreement. The approximately 40 drivers are employed by Amazon contractor WeDriveU in Santa Clara and South San Francisco to transport Amazon staff.

“We are the union for high-tech company drivers and we are pleased Amazon drivers chose Teamster representation,” said Rome Aloise, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 853 and President of Joint Council 7.

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Teamsters Joint Council 7 Mourns Loss of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Aloise Recalls a “Good and Honest Man” Who Helped All People

(SAN FRANCISCO—December 12, 2017) –– The following is a statement by Teamsters Joint Council 7 President Rome Aloise on the news that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away early this morning.

“I am saddened by the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was a good and honest man who left us much too early. He was a supporter of working women and men,

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Teamsters Applaud Santa Clara County VTA for Shuttle Safety, Transit Planning Vote

High Tech Commuter Shuttle Policy Will Enhance Safety for Drivers, Passengers

(SAN FRANCISCO—DECEMBER 12, 2017) –– The Teamsters Union applauds the passage of a commuter shuttle policy by the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) that will enhance safety and transportation planning. The policy will benefit transit and shuttle passengers, as well as thousands of Teamster drivers who operate tech commuter shuttles in the county.

The policy passed unanimously by VTA includes a permitting program for high tech company shuttle buses that use public bus stops.

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Both Democrats and Republicans mad at ‘lords of Silicon Valley’

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

It was telling that former White House adviser Steve Bannon dismissed the allegations of sexual harassment against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama because they came from the “Bezos-Amazon Washington Post.”

Blaming a tech company taps into a growing populist — and bipartisan — resentment against what Bannon describes as “the lords of Silicon Valley.”While people may love their iPhones, and the public’s opinion of Google and Facebook remains high,

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