By DENNIS HART

As we close the chapter on 2019, your Local is once again in the forefront of settling historic contracts and setting the highest standards for other Locals to meet. This past year, our Business Agents and Officers settled numerous contracts including: liquor, Costco, Busing, Pepsi Cola, the City and County of San Francisco, and many more.

In the coming year, dozens more contracts will open, including Coca Cola, Matagrano, Bottomley, Anheuser Busch–Oakland, DS Waters, Mission Linen, and First Transit–Redwood City.

As we go to press, the Local is in intense bargaining with Sysco Foods. Members of Local 853 and Local 137, based in Redding, are working under

expired contracts. Together, the two Locals have filed numerous unfair labor charges against this company.

Sysco is following a nasty pattern. Local 455, based in Denver, CO, had to go on strike. The Local there also had to file numerous unfair labor practice charges. Your Local, along with Local 137, is working hard to avoid a strike, but this company may leave us no option.

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