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Toughest job in SF? Tenderloin garbagemen work late at night to clean filthiest streets

Toughest job in SF? Tenderloin garbagemen work late at night to clean filthiest streets Great article by Heather Knight of the San Francisco Chronicle featuring Brother Bobby Carini and Brother Ron Reali from Recology Golden Gate on what it takes to service the Tenderlion District in San Francisco. Read Full Article
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Allied Waste Services of Santa Clara vote 100% Yes on new deal

After months of negotiations and nation-wide actions against the greed of Republic Services, Teamsters Local 350 members at Allied Waste Services of Santa Clara voted unanimously to ratify a new five-year contract. Among the various improvements were the substantial increases in wages and pension these members will gain over the life of the agreement, maintaining […]
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Recology San Mateo Clerical Unit ratify new agreement!

After several months of negotiations, the Recology San Mateo Clerical unit voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement. With the ratification of this new agreement, the 23-person group will see instant improvements in all facets of their work. Among them is a significant increase in compensation for the first year of 4.5%. […]
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Recology San Mateo Maintenance unit ratify new contract!

On November 4, 2019, the maintenance unit at Recology San Mateo unanimously approved a new seven-year contract.In the first year of the contract, the mechanics see a substantial increase along with full maintenance of benefits and contributions to their Retirement Security Plan, which provides for Health and Welfare benefits for retired employees. This unit services […]
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South Bay Recycling Semi-Drivers Unit Approve New Contract!

The semi-driver’s unit at  South Bay Recycling play a crucial role in the transportation of trash and recyclable materials in the Peninsula. They begin their early mornings at the Shoreway Environmental Center transfer station, which is located in San Carlos, to have their trailers loaded with commodities that are then transported to landfills all over […]
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A Family Affair

With over 16 family members being current or former members of the union, The Bay Area solid waste industry and Local 350 runs deep within the Ibanez family. Marcos Ibanez, who’s been a member since 2018, recalls some of his fondest childhood memories of having the opportunity to ride along on his dad’s truck routes. […]
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Allied Waste Services of Santa Clara members unanimously authorize strike action

Joint Release from Teamsters Local 350 & Teamsters Local 396 (Covina, CA) ANAHEIM AND SAN JOSE, CA – Hundreds of Sanitation workers employed by Republic Services in both Northern and Southern California, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the company. These hard-working men and women are members of Teamsters Local 396 based in […]
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R.I.P Brother Jose Moreno

It is with heavy hearts that we announce former Vice-President Brother Jose Moreno passed away on September 4, 2019. ⁣⁣Brother Moreno began his career as a driver in 1974 and was part of the original campaign to organize Recology South Valley in 1975. He became an officer of the local in 2003 and served his […]
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Teamsters On Strike At Republic Services Extend Picket Lines To California

“Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] in Marshfield, Mass., extended their picket line to California early yesterday morning. Republic Services/Allied Waste workers at the company’s Newby Island Resource Recovery Park in San Jose—including recycling, organics, mechanics, collection and administrative employees—exercised their right to refuse to cross the picket line on Thursday morning. The […]
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Take the Survey!

The 2020 Presidential campaigns are already in full swing, and as union members, we want to make sure the candidates are listening to the issues that matter most to us. The International is asking for all Teamsters Brothers & Sisters to take this short survey to identify those issues. Whether you are Republican, Democratic, Independent, […]
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Local 350 Republic Members Stands in Solidarity

Today, Teamsters Local 350 members from the Republic Services/Allied Waste Services of Santa Clara unit participated in a nationwide action against the mega-corporation employer. Republic Services brought in $10 billion in revenues last year and ended up with $1 million billion in profits. Rather than investing those profits into higher wages or new trucks, Republic […]
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West Bay Sanitary District Ratify New M.O.U.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the Teamsters Local 350 members at West Bay Sanitary District in Menlo Park, CA voted overwhelmingly to ratify their new Memorandum of Understanding.   “There were several issues that we had to address in regards to language. Step increases and pension contributions were amongst the highest in priority,” said Recording […]
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