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15-day strike ends when members ratify new contract

On September 25, the Sun-Maid workers ended their 15-day  strike and returned to the job after reaching a new contract agreement with the corporation. The workers had been picketing for several weeks after negotiations between the company and the Teamsters union broke down.

The new agreement includes monthly medical contributions, competitive market wages, and increased pension contributions in the second and third year of the agreement.

“It’s about a nine-percent increase in value overall from the previous contract,” says Local 431 Secretary-Treasurer Peter Nuñez.

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ABG members stand strong for good contract


The members of Teamsters Local 150 who work at Avis Budget Group (ABG) recently ratified their richest contract ever—in Sacramento and perhaps in the nation.  “The Vehicle Service Agents (VSAs) are a strong and unified group at the Sacramento International Airport who were determined and fearless when it came to the negotiations,” says Business Agent Nancy Jones.

The negotiating process with the company began in a rather heated style, but neither Jones nor long-time Shop Stewards Kenny Peel or Salesh Prasad were willing to tolerate any antics.

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Members fight outsourcing at Marin General Hospital

The Teamsters 856 members in the Environmental Services (EVS) department at Marin General Hospital (MGH) take pride in keeping the hospital clean. Their work is critical to the patient care experience because they ensure the hospital is a comfortable place for patients to be seen and receive treatment.

Earlier this year, MGH management came up with a plan to pilot zone cleaning. But rather than extending the work to Local 856 members,

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Local 665 releases “push message” encouraging members and their families to vote


Monday, October 29, 2018

(San Francisco, Calif) – The 33-second message begins with images and voice over of Mayor London N. Breed at her recent Inauguration at San Francisco’s City Hall; her first day on the job.  After a brief iconic image of a San Francisco Cable Car, the message cuts to shots of Teamsters 665 members performing THEIR jobs: at Avis Rental Car, Chariot Transportation and at a city parking facility.

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Teamsters in solidarity with Marriott Hotel strikers

“One Job Should Be Enough” – that was the rallying cry for the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union who have been on strike for three weeks at Marriott Hotels in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and around the nation. On Saturday, October 20, the HERE workers were surrounded by hundreds and thousands of supporters in a day of solidarity, and the Teamsters were there.

In the morning, about 1,000 people, including a sizeable Teamster contingent,

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