Planning a visit to the doctor’s? Plan on asking these questions provided by United Healthcare to ensure your heart is strong!Read More
Happy retirement to Cindy Hendricous, who retired from Concord on Friday!!Read More
Happy retirement to UPSer Kim Weaver, who retired last Friday from Napa!Read More
This morning, Joint Council 7 Teamsters picketed at a Castro stop along shuttle drivers’ routes working for WeDriveU and Loop Inc. Along their bus route, we delayed shuttles to ask for a secure retirement for these drivers who transport tech workers from San Francisco to Silicon Valley for companies like Apple, Google, and Tesla.Read More
Do you wear a back belt at your job? According to the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, scientific evidence shows they do not reduce the forced pressures on the spine.Read More
Hop on the contract update call for information about 22.4 combination drivers, excessive overtime, and less subcontracting in Feeders. Plus, a factsheet on 10 Reasons To Vote Yes, courtesy of UPS Rising.Read More
Flashback Friday to Teamster Horsemen Chapter 7 West’s 2nd Annual event for Autism Speaks Fundraiser. Thank you to volunteers from 315 that helped cook Ray “Speedy” Gomez, Dave Williams, Manny Fontes, Tito Gasteleum, and other retirees!Read More
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!Read More
Secretary-Treasurer Don E. Garcia, Business Agents Mike Hughes and Nick Berry joined forces with California labor leaders yesterday to protect the Dynamex decision by speak with assembly members and senators in Sacramento.Read More
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.”Read More