News and Press

Union YES at Nutrablend

Local 517 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Landers proudly announced that the 63 employees at NutraBlend, a subsidiary of Land O Lakes in Madera that manufactures agricultural feed, voted by a large margin to be represented by the Teamsters. Ballots were counted September 1, 2022. Landers is looking forward to securing them a great first contract. 

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Sysco talks progressing

In March, the 100 or so food service delivery drivers at the Sysco facilities in Fresno and Modesto voted to become Teamsters with Locals 431 and 386, respectively.  Bargaining began in early June, and the company has agreed to have one contract for both Locals.

At press time, negotiations have been completed around seniority, grievance procedure, bidding language as well as territory. “We are beginning to talk economics and we will get our new hard-working members the benefits they deserve,” said Local 431 President Peter Nuñez,

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JC7 turns out for TNBC

Not only did Joint Council 7 locals send a large delegation to the annual Teamsters National Black Caucus conference held in August in New Orleans, but one of our own —Catherine Cobb, President of Local 2010— was an honoree at the banquet. Congratulations to Catherine for the leadership she has shown statewide on behalf of the workers at the University of California and Cal State University. 

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Teamster women take Seattle

From Sept. 18-21, Seattle was taken over by 1,200 Teamster women—with a strong showing from JC7. The conference, led by Local 856’s Ashley Alvarado (left), was filled with workshops, speakers, and a spirited march to Amazon headquarters (above).

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TransDev workers join the Teamsters

Drivers, mechanics and dispatchers working for Transdev Transportation have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 665. The workers provide paratransit services for San Francisco, Santa Rafael and other cities throughout the Bay Area.

“These workers demonstrated immense solidarity and enthusiasm throughout this campaign and we’re honored to represent them,” said Tony Delorio, Local 665 Secretary-Treasurer. “We’re looking forward to bringing this momentum to the bargaining table.” 

“We’re 100 percent committed to organizing as much of the transit and paratransit industries as humanly possible,” said Matt Taibi,

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