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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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New Executive Board team

Congratulations are in order for recently retired Local 896 Executive Board member, Rachel Gomez. Rachel is a 30-year Local 896 member and is also the longest serving Local 896 board member. We thank her for her many years of service and dedication to Teamsters and Local  896.

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10th Annual Bud Classic Car Show

Anheuser-Busch (Fairfield)

All Teamsters are encouraged to attend the Tenth Annual Bud Classic Car Show at the Budweiser facility in Fairfield on Saturday, September 28. There will be classic cars, live music, food, silent auction, beer garden, and vendors. All proceeds benefit Families Helping Families’ annual Thanksgiving “Baskets of Hope” event in November, where volunteers help pack and deliver hundreds of boxes of food and turkeys to needy families in time for Thanksgiving.

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Bringing together ready mix drivers to learn about industry and union

In March, Local 315 held its First Annual Ready Mix Meeting. The ready mix membership attended to learn about the challenges facing cement drivers and the industry.

The meeting addressed the nonunion competition in the area and how bolstering union membership strengthens wages for everyone statewide.

Drivers are committed to spreading the good word of the Teamsters so that fellow drivers know the benefits of collective bargaining and contract protections. Business Agent Mike Hughes presented on many facets of the industry,

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