On October 19, 2023, the 11 members at Giusto’s Specialty Foods, an organic and natural bakery ingredient company in South San Francisco. The Local 315 members voted and ratified the tentative agreement negotiated between the Company and Local 315’s Business Agents Jeremy Rich and Nick Berry. The renewed contract includes increases in wages, employer contributions to healthcare, and pension contributions. Those increases total 22% in the total compensation package over the life of the two-year deal.
Rick Daverin was selected by his fellow Teamster brothers, an experienced group with over 150 combined years at Giusto’s, to represent them in negotiations. Rick was able to witness the process and provide needed insight. When asked of his experience sitting in on negotiations, he replied, “That was huge!”
Rick, a 16-year Teamster, followed up with, “We’re glad to see the increases in our wages, in employer contributions to our healthcare costs, and in our pension contributions. Thank you, Teamsters Local 315!”
“The crew here has been working together for years and will continue to do so for as long as they can. They’re a great group of guys and we’re glad we were able to give them increases across the board and look forward to work at increasing those contributions in 2025,” stated Business Agent Jeremy Rich.