Important COVID-19 information from Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise Rome Aloise COVID statement Please read the statement linked above. The document includes important information from Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, our legal consultants, on your rights and responsibilities in the current crisis.
A Message from Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise Local 853 members are in many cases working harder and longer to make sure the general public is taken care of during these trying times. Some work with the public like our Costco members, trying to help the public while they are hoarding toilet paper and getting hell because the store is out of it. Our grocery warehouse and drivers working overtime in an attempt to keep the stores stocked, our bus drivers, especially the paratransit drivers, getting people to their life saving appointments and thousands more of our members stepping up to be good members of the community, I thank you for being Teamsters! Also, if you are feeling sick, use your sick leave, take the time. Most of our employers are not enforcing any lost time discipline and if they try to, call your business agent. While you are protecting others, protect yourself and your family. God bless you all!
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.