Behind-The-Scenes: R&K Industrial Products

Take an exclusive look at 315 members who build and assemble industrial wheels in Richmond, CA.

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315 News

  • R&K Industrial Products, Richmond 2017

    R&K Industrial Products, Richmond 2017

    Secretary-Treasurer Don E. Garcia visits the members who make industrial wheels fit for carts and heavy machinery. Our members gave us an exclusive look at how the aluminum cores of wheels are made.

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  • Big Hopes for NAFTA 2.0

    Big Hopes for NAFTA 2.0

    Last week, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa hosted a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Conference regarding changes that Teamsters want to see in the new NAFTA.

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Executive Update

  • Teamsters Promote Education: Scholarships

    Every year, Local 315 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters award financial aid to sons and daughters of Teamster members to assist in promoting our members’ families and helping them grow. We want to thank all applicants and congratulate our 2017 scholarship recipients for your hard work.

    We are proud to award Local 315’s annual $1,000 scholarships to: Adriana Jimenez, daughter of Gabriel Jimenez from Recology, Jesse Ray Milliken, son of Larry Milliken Jr. from Veolia Water, Jacob Guorgui, son of George Guorgui from Vallejo Sanitation, Spencer Hall, son of Randy Hall from UPS, and Sophia Ramirez, daughter of Miguel Ramirez from Republic Services. Congratulations to Abraham Dabbas, son of Yassmeen Eseed from Savemart, on being awarded Joint Council 7’s Harry Polland/Robert Morales $1,000 Scholarship. We would also like to recognize Guadalupe Lopez, daughter of Juan Perez from Mt. Diablo Recycling Center, for being awarded the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for $10,000.  

    In addition to these scholarship opportunities above, you may also apply for the California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus scholarship award.  With the variety of scholarships offered, we strongly encourage sons, daughters, and other dependents qualified to persist in working towards their greatest endeavors. If you have a dependent who is interested in applying, please see our “Scholarships” Page under “Member Resources” for details. Application information for 2018 Scholarships will be posted in Spring 2018.

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About 315

Chartered as a General Local in 1936 Teamsters Local 315 represents over 4,500 members primarily in Contra Costa, Napa, & Solano Counties, including members in various other regions of the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are very proud of our history and thankful to the retirees who helped build this local union. We will continue to organize, stay politically active, and fight for economic and social justice.

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“We work to represent our hardworking members, and continue to fight for basic decency and respect on the job.” -Alberto Ruiz & Don E. Garcia

Upcoming Meeting and Events

Upcoming Events

Dec 13, 2017 8:00 pm 9:00 pm December Membership MeetingRegister NowJoin us in our Vallejo office for December's meeting open to all members. 8-9pm. It's a great opportunity to meet and learn about the local.

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