Last Contract Meeting Before UPS Members Vote

President Alberto Ruiz and Business Agent Nick Berry hosted one last contract educational meeting before voting on the contract.

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  • Sheldon Gas, Suisun 2018

    Sheldon Gas, Suisun 2018

    Secretary-Treasurer Don E. Garcia checks in with members at Sheldon Gas. These folks are the technicians and drivers behind delivering and servicing your propane tanks!

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Executive Update

  • Teamsters Local 315 Lands Victory Settling 4 Good Contracts with Republic Services

    Teamsters Local 315 members pushed for contract offers from the company guaranteeing safety and parity among workers. The 4 various contracts within Contra Cost Country included West County Resource Recovery, West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill (Golden Bear Transfer Station), and Richmond Sanitary Services’ (RSS) separated Garbage and Recycling Division.

    With guided experience of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Solid Waste Representative Carlos Borba, Business Agent David Rodriguez embarked on what would become a 6-month crusade with in juggling contract negotiations between the various worksites.  The biggest concerns voiced by members included parity with coworkers and working conditions with an emphasis on safety. The Garbage and Recycle Division at RSS bargain on two separate contracts, with the same job responsibilities and had unequal contract offers. Working conditions were a large issue due to stories from Local 315’s membership that shined light on problematic practices.

    Business Agent David Rodriguez, who represents all the worksites, proudly mentioned that “members in each individual contract stood together regarding parity for each union brother and sister to have a good living wage. We had an impending strike, but with workers who continued to stand strong, we won a good contract.”

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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

  • 12th Sep 2018 8:00:pmSeptember Membership Meeting
    Location: 445 Nebraska St

    We will be in our Vallejo office for this month's membership meeting!

  • 13th Oct 2018 9:00:amOctober Membership Meeting
    Location: 2727 Alhambra Ave

    Get involved with 315. For those unable to attend meetings week nights, this meeting is for you!

  • 14th Nov 2018 8:00:pmNovember Membership Meeting
    Location: 2727 Alhambra Ave

    Learn what your local is doing, AND win Teamsters Local 315 swag. Raffle held every membership meeting.

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