Graniterock and Las Animas voted unanimously to ratify new contract

Graniterock and Las Animas Concrete voted unanimously to ratify a new contract. The new offer provided a 40 percent economic increase over the term as well as full maintenance of benefits and guaranteed OT on Saturdays. Members stuck together and got it done, and now they reap the rewards of solidarity.

Pictured are also members from Teamsters Local 890, another great local, along with 853 members.

PFG Livermore, Just 4 days to go for a better future, see how PFG Gilroy is Paving their Future

Stewards – Oscar and Greg are starting negotiations with PFG Gilroy – PFG Gilroy members’ future is simply going to be better!! Wages, Health Care, 401K Pension, safe and fair working conditions….its all on the table now!!

PFG Livermore

When speaking to your employer or their union busters, here are the questions they don’t want you to ask. They are running a scam to convince you to back down so they can keep going to the bank on your hard work!!!

Greif in Morgan Hill Ratifies New Contract with best Pay Raise they have Ever Seen

Greif in Morgan Hill ratified a very strong new three-year contract with the best pay raises they have ever seen.

“We pushed negotiations to the limit; the committee stood strong with a wealth of knowledge.” Said Vice-President Ray Torres.
“These members received the highest wage increase they’ve ever seen, maintained their Health & Wellfare, and new bid language that our members will all benefit from.”

These members did a great job sticking together and negotiating smartly and aggressively—way to go Teamsters 853 members at Greif.

ABF members at Local 853 are ready for the fight! Read the contract update here.

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee met last week with ABF Freight to continue negotiations for a new national agreement to succeed the ABF NMFA which expires on June 30.
Progress was made on a number of supplements. At the national table, the parties discussed significant issues including the union’s objection to any inward facing cameras and in-cab monitoring and the union’s objection to the use of autonomous equipment. The union also presented its initial economic proposals to the company. The parties are meeting again this week in Kansas City to continue negotiations.

Read the Official Letter

S. Martinelli & Co Holds First Contract Proposal Meeting

A contract proposal meeting for S. Martinelli & Co was held this past weekend. “This is a contract where inflation hit us hard because we had negotiated the previous agreement during Covid.” Said Ralph Campos, Business Agent for Teamsters Local 853.

“The members are ready and eager to do what is necessary to achieve a new contract with wages that reflect the hard work they do in the bottling world known as S. Martinelli juice and cider. As proud as they are to work for a good employer like S. Martinelli, they are even more proud to be Teamsters when it comes down to being United in an effort to boost their current contract.” Said Steven Lua, President of Teamsters Local 853.

“We begin negotiations in May.”

UPS Members, April 21st Update – Please Sign Up Here for Future Updates

Last week General President Sean O’Brien put out a statement that National would not begin to bargain until all supplements are complete. The NorCal committee had the week of April 10th as the 3rd and final week scheduled for negotiations but we have to make this a priority for our members. We met on Monday April 17th as a committee and have continued negotiations throughout the week with our Chairman Mark Hawkins and Local 70 S/T Marty Frates leading the charge from Washington DC. We are working diligently and through late hours because that is what our members deserve. We continue into in-person negotiations next week with NorCal in hopes of accomplishing a completed supplement.

An important update will follow next Friday, April 28th.

Please sign up below to stay tuned for more updates, and planned parking lot meeting dates in May for San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Cruz. The fight is just getting started.

S. Martinelli & Co. New Contract Meeting

Sisters and Brothers at S. Martinelli & Co.

We have a new contract meeting scheduled on April 23rd to begin preparations for your new contract. Please be sure to attend.

Tenemos una nueva reunión de contrato programada para el 23 de abril para comenzar los preparativos para su nuevo contrato. Por favor asegúrese de asistir.

When: 12 PM - April 23rd
Where: Teamsters Local 853
22 E. 5th Street
Watsonville CA 95076 

Golden Brands in SF Ratifies Four(4) Year Contract with a Full Recommendation from the Union Negotiating Committee

Teamsters at Golden Brands in San Francisco on Saturday ratified a four-year contract that had the full support of the Union Negotiating Committee. 87 of 117 members in the unit showed up Saturday morning to vote.

“I’m extremely proud of these members and want to say special thanks to my STRONG, VOCAL & FOCUSED negotiating committee,” said Business Agent Efren Alarcon. “Because these four stuck together, they ensured the whole group got a good contract!”

Congratulations to our Sisters and Brothers at Golden Brands.

Negotiating Committee
Angelo Hernandez - Sales steward 
Matt Strachan - Driver steward 
Joel Garcia - Warehouse steward
Xavier Landa - Merchandiser steward