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When plant gets named top in nation, workers get the credit

Saputo Creamery, with 11 dairy plants around the nation, awarded the Tulare facility with its “Gold Star Plant” award.  Management at the facility credited the workers—members of Local 517—for the honor. The plant has nearly doubled in size over the last three years, and currently have about 140 bargaining unit employees.

The company took many factors into account in designating the Tulare plant as the Gold Star plant. One was that, for the first time,

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Following strike sanction vote, Recology drivers get good contract to ratify

Fight Together, Win Together. Teamsters Local 350 slogan was never more evident throughout the entire process with the Recology San Mateo Drivers unit. On July 2, 2019, members of the Recology San Mateo Drivers unit voted in an overwhelming fashion to approve a new contract.

Starting from the proposal meeting, the negotiating committee had a clear objective going into bargaining with Recology San Mateo. After several months, and minor movement from the company,

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“Thank you for the support!”

Members burned out in Camp fire testify, “Now we’re Teamster strong.”

On November 8, 2019, the Camp fire ravaged the town of Paradise and surrounding areas of Butte County, destroying over 18,000 structures including 13,000 homes. It was only a few years ago that Local 137 organized the employees of Butte County. The Local also represents workers at TransDev, Coca Cola, Land O’ Lakes, Sysco, Farmer Brothers, UPS,  Bimbo and Franz Bakery, all in the fire zone.

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Bay Area Teamsters go to Sacramento to support new Oakland A’s stadium

Joint Council 7 Teamsters made their presence known on June 25 at the State Capitol. They attended a hearing convened by the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources to hear testimony on the new Oakland A’s stadium slated to be built on Port of Oakland land, just west of Jack London Square at Howard Terminal.

“The Teamsters not only had a good showing, but we also filled up the first couple of rows of seats,” said Terry Post from Local 853.

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