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Two Arbitration Victories at Recology San Francisco

After Recology San Francisco wrongfully terminated two Teamsters Local 350 members in May 2021, Brother Tyrone Mullen, a six-year employee, and Brother Victor Ramirez, a twelve-year employee, were reinstated in July 2022 and September 2022, respectively. The reinstatement awards in the two separate arbitration cases called for full seniority, and both arbitrators awarded the members […]
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๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฌ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง-๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—ง!โฃ

Almost a year from their official vote to join Teamsters Local 350, the newly organized Recology South Valley Organics unit ratified its first-ever collective bargaining agreement on October 18, 2022.โฃโฃโ€œThis was a classic organizing campaign that started from an initial phone call which led to a final tentative agreement that was ratified by the membership.โ€ […]
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Drivers and Mechanics Are Now Among Thousands of Bay Area Waste Workers Represented by Local 350

Workers at GreenWaste of Palo Alto in Santa Clara, Calif., voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to become Teamsters. The 40-worker group of drivers and mechanics will now join the thousands of waste workers throughout the Bay Area already represented by Local 350. Ever since I started working for this company, I felt we needed representation. Everyone […]
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๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ-๐™€๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ!โฃ

On September 19, 2022, the three-person clerical unit at Recology of the Coast in Pacifica, CA, voted to ratify their first-ever agreement with the Teamsters Local 350. The unit had initially voted to join the Local Union in May of 2022. โ€œI am thrilled to be part of the strong bond and support of the […]
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Mechanics Vote to Join Teamsters Local 350!

(South San Francisco) โ€“ย Last week, mechanics at South San Francisco Scavenger Company in South San Francisco voted to join Teamsters Local 350. โ€œI want to commend these workers for their courage and thank them for their genuine curiosity about what it meant to be in a union, to be represented,โ€ said Robert Sandoval, Local 350 […]
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Local 350 Members Ratify Five-Year Agreement at Recology San Francisco Long Haul

On July 31, Local 350 members at Recology San Francisco Long Haul overwhelmingly voted to ratify a strong new agreement that will protect workers over the next five years. The new contract sets the bar for the 66-person group of workers and is being hailed as one of the best for long-haul drivers in the […]
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๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—œ๐—” ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—ฅ๐—™ & ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง ๐—จ๐—ก๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐— ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—จ๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ

On July 5, 2022, the members of the MRF unit and Clerical unit of California Waste Solutions located in San Jose voted unanimously to authorize strike sanctions against their employer.โฃ โฃ โ€œItโ€™s difficult to negotiate a contract when the Company does not have a decision-maker at the table. All this does is delay the process […]
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Mayor Breed attends a picnic for Recology Pier 96

On a sunny Friday San Francisco day, Mayor London Breed stopped by Heron Head Park, where Teamsters Local 350 had a member appreciation day for their members at Recology Pier 96.ย The meeting was well-attended by members coming off theirย shifts and members who were about to begin their workday. โ€œI wanted to come out here because […]
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California Waste Solutions in San Jose Ratify New CBA!

On April 19, 2022, the 72-person California Waste Solutions (CWS)  drivers and mechanics unit in San Jose, California, voted by a near-unanimous decision in favor of their new collective bargaining agreement! โ€œI would first like to thank the members at CWS – they were patient through the entire process.  They trusted their Local Union to […]
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Recology of the Coast Clerical Join Teamsters Local 350!

What began as an informational phone call in mid-March would quickly turn into an organizing campaign with the three-person clerical unit at the Pacifica-based Recology of the Coast voting in favor of joining the Teamster family by a 3-0 vote on April 21, 2022. โ€œThis election and the recent string of winning organizing campaigns in […]
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Last, Best & Final Proposal Rejected!

On Friday, March 4, 2022 the members of the Recology Golden Gate and Recology Sunset unit overwhelmingly rejected the employers last, best and final proposal. โฃ โฃ โ€œOur members sent a strong, clear message to Recology by rejecting the companyโ€™s last, best, and final offer. Theyโ€™re fed up with how Recology treats them, and how […]
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New CBA Ratified by Recology of the Coast Unit!

After almost nine (9) months of back-and-forth discussion revolving around improvements to contract language and hard-bargaining on economics, the Recology of the Coast unit members ratified their new five-year successor collective bargaining agreement by a 94% margin on March 3, 2022. โ€œThere was a considerable gap between the offers we were getting from the company […]
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