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Historic contract at US Cold Storage

The 60 forklift drivers, loaders, unloaders, and sanitation workers at US Cold Storage in Tracy ratified a new two-year contract that includes historic wage increases, improved working conditions, a better health care plan, a better attendance policy, and other major improvements.

“I would like to give credit to Business Agent Gil Gomez, and the members themselves, for a great job,” said Secretary-Treasurer Sal Lomeli. “The talks were very contentious, but in the end,

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Clericals at Recology of the Coast ratify first contract

The three-person clerical unit at Recology of the Coast in Pacifica, CA, voted in September to ratify their first-ever agreement with the Teamsters Local 350. The unit had initially voted to join the union in May of 2022.

“I am thrilled to be part of the strong bond and support of the brotherhood and sisterhood of the Teamsters Union!” said Bernadette Chursin, a four-year employee and bargaining committee member.

Upon ratification,

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Supporting farmworkers

The UFW and supporters marched 335 miles from Delano to Sacramento to get public support for AB 2183. This bill would enable voting in union elections by mail or at an Agriculture Labor Relations Office,enabling farmworkers to vote without the threat of employer intimidation.

On August 26, supporters came to Sacramento for a rally—honoring those who walked during the heat of summer and pushing the governor to sign the bill. 

JC7 was there—President Jason Rabinowitz addressed the crowd,

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National action for Sysco

Can you tell that it’s 108° out? Across the nation, unions turned out at restaurants serviced by Sysco to let Sysco’s customers know that the company is not bargaining in good faith. Unfortunately, Local 853’s assigned day was the hottest in human memory! Fortunately, that didn’t stop the intrepid staff from leafleting at Cheesecake Factory restaurants in Pleasanton and San Jose in August.

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Big victory for Dole workers

Workers at Dole—Soledad ratified their new three-year contract in August. They will get wage increases of up to $4/hour and numerous improvements and upgrades. President Crescencio Diaz and Business agent Luis Flores credited the gains to the strong and experienced Teamster committee who represented the workers. 

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