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Recology South Valley Organics Join Teamsters Local 350!

On October 22, 2021, the eight-person Recology South Valley Organics unit located in Gilroy, CA voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 350. “Organize, Organize, Organize – that’s been the rally cry of the Teamsters organization and a number one priority for me as an officer of Local 350,” said President Sergio Arrañaga. “This brave unit […]
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Member Profile – Jesus Mendoza

“My father showed me how to pull the truck up while on the route during the summertime when I was thirteen (13) years old. I have a lot of great memories of riding with him – watching him shift gears, tie-down produce loads until he switched to hauling garbage for Mill Valley Refuse Services.” recounts […]
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𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼!⁣

On Monday, September 27, 2021, Secretary-Treasurer John Bouchard and Business Agent Juan Coca attended a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall with Supervisor Ahsha Safai and Mayor London Breed 倫敦.布里德for the Mayor to sign legislation that protects work for Teamsters Local 350 members in San Francisco. ⁣ ⁣ “This legislation will help San Francisco get […]
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GreenTeam of San Jose/West Valley Ratify New CBA!

On September 14, 2021, the 138 members employed at the Waste Connections company, known as GreenTeam of San Jose/West Valley, voted by a 93% margin in favor of a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Under this agreement, there are two units with their own set of past practices and procedures. The GreenTeam of San Jose […]
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South San Francisco Scavengers Ratify Most Lucrative Contract In Its History

With the first in-person ratification meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the South San Francisco Scavengers/Blue Line Transfer Station unit consisting of ninety-two (92) members, ranging in various classifications from Sorters to Utility Positions and Drivers, overwhelmingly voted to approve their new CBA with a 96% approval voting in favor and only two […]
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Newly Organized Republic Services Clerical Ratify New Agreement!

What started as a casual conversation with two Republic Services non-bargaining clerical unit employees in a strip mall parking lot about what the Teamsters could do and the benefits of a union contract ended up turning out to be nine months of hard bargaining and ultimately an agreement for both of the new Teamsters Local […]
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South Bay Recycling Facility Operations Ratify Historic Agreement!

Today, the forty-two-person South Bay Recycling Facility Operations unit in San Carlos voted to approve a historic new five-year deal. These essential workers are responsible for the day-to-day operations at the Shoreway Environmental Center which encompasses both the Transfer Station and the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), both of which are open to the public and […]
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RIP Brother Ezequiel Romero

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you all that our very own, Brother Ezequiel Romero, a Recology Sunset Scavenger driver, passed away on January 19, 2021, due to COVID-19 complications. Brother Romero began his career in August of 1988, servicing the Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods for twenty-seven years, before joining the Cart […]
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Member Profile – Pedro Ponce Jr

“Watching my dad work as a garbage man since I was fouryears old and loving his job inspired me to follow in his footsteps,” says BrotherPedro Ponce about his father, Brother Toribio Ponce. The Solid Waste & Recycling industry is one of those unique industries that canspan generations within families – fathers working with sons, […]
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Letter from the desk of the Secretary-Treasurer

To:  All Local 350 members Re: 2020 year in review Dear Sisters and Brothers: 2020 was a year unlike any other year.  It was a year of uncertainty, chaos, and confusion.  Most prominent was (and still is) a global pandemic resulting in varying degrees of shutdowns and economic volatility.  This pandemic created an overwhelmed health […]
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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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