Joseph Gomes has worked at his facility at South Bay Recycling, INC. for a little over 32 years. He works as the transfer stations heavy equipment operator and also as the units shop steward. “I like operating equipment and the guys I work with. I enjoy my position as the shop steward because I like working for an organization that helps protect its members rights,” he says with pride.
Aside from being both a proud member and shop steward, Joseph is also one of Teamster Local 350’s trustees. “It’s interesting to see first hand how the unions not only work with companies and employees, but also the Local Unions involvement with cities, politicians, and other government officials." says Joseph. He continues on to say that being part of a union is important for him, “Medical benefits are second to none, having job security and the peace of mind knowing that someone is there to protect you."