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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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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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