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BFI Half Moon Bay Ratify Lucrative CBA!

The Republic Services/BFI Half Moon Bay drivers of the Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay voted overwhelmingly, with just one dissenting vote, to approve the most lucrative overall contract for any Republic Services unit in the nation. “In terms of wages and the yearly increases, this contract will allow this particular Republic Services drivers […]
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Member Profile – Miguel Gonzalez

Brother Miguel Gonzalez is currently one of the most tenured members at Teamsters Local 350, with fifty-three years of union membership under his belt. His story begins back in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, called Mezcala. Born on February 2, 1951, he immigrated to the United States in October 1966 as a motivated teenager, […]
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Clerical Workers at Republic Services Landfill Vote to Join Teamsters Local 350

On Monday, August 17, 2020, the clerical unit at the Republic Services Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay, CA, had their ballots counted as the vote was done by mail. By a vote of 2-0, these new members said “YES!” to join their new Brothers and Sisters at Teamsters Local 350⁣. ⁣ “Whether it’s […]
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Member Profile – Luis Estrada

As he waited for his school bus in 1980’s San Francisco, Luis Estrada would watch the garbage men running with their pack cans and picking up garbage every morning. Those Teamsters Local 350 members inspired young Luis to become a garbage man. On August 2, 2000, Brother Estrada began his career at Allied Waste Services […]
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Member Profile – Ricardo Barba

Today we want to spotlight Brother Ricardo Barba, who has been a dedicated driver for Recology for nearly thirty years. Brother Barba’s career began in 1990 with Recology Golden Gate before transferring to Recology Sunset in 1996. ⁣⁣For the majority of his career, he’s been proudly servicing San Francisco in the Mission area, starting with […]
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A letter to GreenWaste Recovery workers

July 16, 2020 Dear Green Waste Brothers and Sisters, I am the Principal Officer of Local 350.  I started out as a Local 350 member in 1998, driving for South San Francisco Scavenger Company for fifteen years before becoming a Business Agent/Officer for Local 350.  I’m writing this letter to express my profound gratitude that […]
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Organizing Campaign: GreenWaste Recovery, San Jose

We are asking for the support of all our members to help in our process of organizing GreenWaste Recovery in San Jose. GreenWaste Recovery is the last remaining company within our jurisdiction that is non-union, and their employees are tired of broken promises and intimidation. We ask that our members encourage these workers, support them, […]
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Expiring commercial licenses extended through September

California commercial drivers can continue delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic without worrying about an expiring license or medical certificate following a new round of extensions today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DMV is issuing an extension […]
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Free COVID-19 Test Sites: San Mateo County

San Mateo County has several free testing locations throughout the County. We encourage all our members and their families to register and be tested.  Register Here! San Mateo County: COVID-19 Testing Below are the locations of those test sites. DALY CITYJefferson Union High School District Office699 Serramonte Boulevard Daly City Testing DatesTuesday, July 14  (9 a.m. […]
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Wage & Pension Re-Opener Unanimously approved!

On November 30, 2018, members working for the Republic Services/Allied Waste Services of Daly City bargaining unit unanimously ratified a new five-year agreement. The contract is unique, considering that it had a re-opener solely for wages and pension for the final four years. After many hurdles, delays that were out of the control of both […]
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Unanimous Yes Vote at South Bay Recycling!

In a recent string of contract ratifications for Local 350, the South Bay Recycling Clerical Unit ratified a new five-year deal on May 27, 2020. The clerical unit was first organized back in 2011 and is responsible for all related administrative work for members who work at the South Bay Recycling Facility Operations unit and […]
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Clerical Workers at Republic Services Vote to Join Teamsters Local 350

On Wednesday, a group of clerical workers at Republic Services voted unanimously to join their brothers and sisters at Local 350 in Daly City, California. Due to the pandemic, the process to unionize these new workers was unlike typical organizing efforts.  “This was an interesting campaign to say the least,” Local 350 President Sergio Arrañga […]
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