On May 14th, 2020, the members of Recology San Bruno voted overwhelmingly, with only one no vote, to ratify their contract and close the deal on a long, hard-fought negotiation.
The five-year deal ensures that the unit of twenty-eight members receives significant increases in wages and pension that will bring them to the area standard. This unit is comprised of semi-drivers, garbage & recycling drivers, mechanics, and loader operators who operate the San Bruno Transfer Station in addition to providing several other essential services to the residential and commercial community in the City of San Bruno.
“Our main goal for this contract was to achieve parity with the other contracts in the county. Our members and negotiating committee fought hard to achieve this goal, and it paid off. As a result, they’ll receive wage increases of around twenty percent over the life of the contract (more than ten percent in the first two years alone) and a forty-five percent increase in pension. In addition to the economic gains, we were able to secure more lenient disciplinary language and language to help improve staffing levels. Our members displayed tremendous solidarity throughout the entire process and ultimately got what they deserved.” said Secretary-Treasurer John Bouchard
The negotiating committee consisted of shop steward Brother Michael Crudeli, who has been a member since 2005 and Brother Domenic Cresci, who began his career back in 2010.
“First, we would like to thank Local 350 for all the hard work they put in on this contract, said Brother Michael Crudeli. “It was a long battle. But in the end, we ended up with this units biggest bumps in wages and pension. Getting this contract done during a pandemic is a testament to our “Fight Together Win Together” mentality as a Local Union.” said Brother Michael Crudeli.