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Largest economic settlement with Sysco in the nation

In March, the members who work at Sysco Foods in Northern California and Nevada ratified a new six-year agreement that offers the largest economic settlement with the company in the nation. The negotiations took more than four months to complete, in large part due to the company’s aggressive attempt to remove language that protects working conditions. The offer was only possible because of a coordinated effort between the IBT Warehouse Division, Joint Council 7, and Locals 137,

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Members at Recology-Humboldt ratify new contract

Teamsters Local 137 is proud to report that negotiations with Recology of Humboldt County has resulted in the best settlements ever. An addition to significant wage and pension increases, Recology agreed to pick up 100% of the premium on the Teamster health plan, a major new benefit.

Over the last two years, Recology acquired two independent waste companies in Arcata and Ferndale more than doubling the Local’s membership in Humboldt County. This was the first negotiations with the company since those members were successfully incorporated into the existing Recology contract.

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Local 533’s Annual 2020 Picnic!

Saturday, July 18th at Wild Island (Sparks) 

The park is open from 11am-7pm

Lunch will be from 12:30pm – 2:30 pm

$5 per person.

Space is limited so get your money in soon!

(Note: Picnic is on if public health guidelines permit)

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Taking to the streets

750 Bush—parking demos spark win

On March 1, 2020 a non-union company took control of the 750 Bush Garage in San Francisco, displacing union members and paying low wages without union benefits to workers taking over the location. Teamsters Local 665 responded with a location strike that morning at 6 a.m. For two days, members and supporters showed up in full force.

“Thank you to all who showed support by coming to the location and picking up a picket sign during the two-day strike,” said President Tony DeLorio.

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Alameda County Prosecutors join Teamsters

The 150-member Alameda County Prosecutors Association affiliated with Teamsters 856 in late March. The district attorneys work each day to keep the community safe by ensuring justice for victims and the 1.6 million residents of Alameda County.

The recently-formed Association chose to affiliate with Teamsters 856 as result of the union’s reputation for negotiating and enforcing strong contracts for law enforcement professionals throughout Northern California, including other deputy district attorneys serving Marin, Sonoma,

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