Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents more than 100,000 members in 20 Local Unions in 48 counties of Northern California, and the Central Valley and 14 Northern Nevada counties. (This territory would be the 10th largest state in the country.) With 40,000 members between Bakersfield and Sacramento Teamsters Joint Council 7 is the largest union in the Central Valley
Launched as a union of workers who drove teams of horses, the Teamsters grew to be known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers. Over the last 40 years, the Teamsters have expanded to organize workers in almost every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector. Joint Council 7 members work for freight and delivery companies; they also work in construction, dairy, beverage, rail and ports, food processing, parking, solid waste/recycling, hotels, bus driving, schools, public services and many other industries.