News and Press

Local hosts job fairs to fill employer needs and increase Teamster membership

On July 10 and August 28, Local 853 sponsored job fairs in the parking lots of the Local’s San Jose and Oakland offices, respectively. In all, 18 Teamster employers showed up to fill more than 350 jobs—from drivers (truck, paratransit, school bus, tech bus, and more), to warehouse workers, merchandisers, and manufacturing workers. Hundreds of job seekers came to check out those positions.

We thank the employers for joining us and making their positions available.

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Members ratify excellent contract early 

Local 856 Delta Dental members have overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year contract that provides for fully employer-paid health and welfare benefits for members and all dependents, protects jobs, and secures wage increases. 

The new agreement covers more than 500 Local 856 Delta Dental Teamsters administering important dental benefits throughout Northern California. 

 Although the previous contract did not expire until this November, Local 856 and Delta Dental management agreed to begin negotiations earlier this year in light of the global pandemic.

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Members at South SF Scavenger ratify historic, lucrative contract

The 92 members at the South San Francisco Scavengers/Blue Line Transfer Station voted overwhelmingly in favor of a historic new collective bargaining agreement at Local 350’s first in-person ratification meeting since the start of the pandemic. These members service the cities of Millbrae, Brisbane, South San Francisco, and the San Francisco International Airport.

“This is by far the most lucrative financial contract that this unit has ever had,” says Business Representative Robert M.

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Members at Auto Return in SF ratify new contract 

Teamsters at Auto Return are responsible for receiving, inventory, and releasing thousands of vehicles that are towed by the City of San Francisco each month. In July, they unanimously ratified a new 5-year agreement that gives each employee wage increases every year of the contract and improvements in the 401k plan. Auto Return members will also enjoy full maintenance of their medical benefits package throughout the agreement.

“I thank the members at Auto Return for their solidarity throughout these negotiations,” said Local 665 Secretary-Treasurer Tony Delorio.

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What was useful and exciting about attending the Teamster Women’s Conference?

Jeanette Benitez Mt. Diablo School District Local 856 7-year Teamster

“I’ve met different people from all over the country and learn how their unions work. I particularly like the workshops — to learn how I can go back and be a better shop steward.”


Maia Bailey UCSF Local 2010 1-year Teamster

“It’s my first conference and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I appreciate the variety of workshop offerings and the diversity of people from all over the nation.

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