Source: The San Francisco Examiner
Several tech buses have rerouted to use U.S. Highway 101 after someone apparently shot a pellet gun at the buses on Interstate Highway 280, damaging the buses’ windows.
San Francisco’s “Google buses,” a term used for various tech commuter shuttles, have been vomited on, stalled by protesters dressed like clowns and parodied as pinatas.
Now an unknown assailant apparently used a pellet gun to shoot at the windows of commuter shuttles ferrying Apple and Google employees while they traveled down Interstate Highway 280 near Woodside Road on Tuesday,... Read more »
Robot Delivery Drivers, Manufacturers Will Be Teamster Members
(SAN FRANCISCO—December 13, 2017) –– California Teamsters are applauding the passage of legislation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week that will create a permitting process for delivery robots.
The legislation will allow for companies that are based in San Francisco and have a labor peace agreement to conduct research and development and deploy human-operated robots that will deliver essentials, including groceries and meals.... Read more »
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.... Read more »
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,... Read more »
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.... Read more »