Member Profiles

For 16 years, Yolanda Jimenez has spent her summer months working in the canning area of Pacific Coast Producers in Woodland. She recently became a supervisor, overseeing the work of 15-20 other workers. “I’ve been there for a long time. Each July, when I go back, it’s like being with your family. Everybody knows you and greets you.” Yolanda just became a trustee for Local 601 and is excited to learn more about how the union functions. “Most of the people, we don’t know what the union does for us. But I’ve learned that the union is us…and if we can get more involved we can get more help.”

Trina Johnson has worked for UPS at the Bayside hub in Richmond for 18 years, and she loves her work and her union. “I’m a gal in brown. I deliver packages for young kids all the way up to the elderly. They love to see me coming because I’m the one bringing gifts,” she says with pride. Dealing with different people each day is one of the most interesting aspects of Trina’s job. “I like to put a smile on people’s faces and they put a smile on mine.

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John Johnson grew up understanding the value of a union job. “I’m what’s referred to as a ‘legacy’,” he said. “My father was a machinist at United. I needed a good job and it was union job with good benefits and good pay.”

When John began working at United Airlines in the San Francisco International Airport, the benefits he received were critical for his family.

“I was a single father at the time,

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