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UPS Practice Strikes all this week – UPS Members Please join us and walk the line

All around the country, UPS Teamsters are holding practice strike events to show UPS that we are serious about getting a good contract.

Please make every effort to attend and walk the line with us.  And also notify any UPS co-workers who may not be on our email list.

Where and when

UPS 853 Teamsters Practice Strikes This Week

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH – San Jose Center 7:30-9:30 AM  

THURSDAY, JULY 6TH – Sunnyvale Center 7:30-9:30 AM

THURSDAY, JULY 6TH – Gateway – San Jose 3:30-4:30 PM  

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH – Santa Cruz Center 7:30-9:30 AM  

Let’s make a super strong showing and let UPS know that Teamsters 853 are united and ready to strike!!

In Union,

David Crawford, Business Agent – UPS

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PFG Livermore and Dropyards in Ceres, Sacramento, Fresno and Redding get a Boost from Gena Tatupu and Teamsters 630 Staff in LA and the IBT who know what this fight is worth

Big shout out to Gena Tatupu, PFG Supervisor from Livermore, who was wrongfully terminated during this union drive. Gena continues to fight for all the PFG workers in Livermore because she knows it’s the right thing to do. She was accompanied by Masiel Garcia (Local 630), Jr Navarro (Local 630), from Teamsters Local 630 representing the PFG Members in SoCal, and Adam Padilla (IBT Organizer).

Gena and this group were the glue that really spoke to the PFG Livermore workers on the benefits of unionizing and how it will improve their lives.

Hold strong, PFG Livermore; if you stay united, you will all benefit from having a collective voice in the Union. Everyone on the company side is there to convince you to keep PFG making higher profits on your hard work. Don’t listen to a single thing they say!

Let’s vote Union Yes and get that contract and pay Gena back for risking everything to make a better life for her and her coworkers.

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Second Harvest 853 Members Start Preparing for Negotions early to maximize their negotiating opportunity

Last Sunday, Second Harvest Food Bank members met to review current issues and potential strategies prior to starting up negotiations next year.

“Preparation is the key to building our unity, and how we get a solid agreement.” Said James Long, Teamsters 853 Business Agent. “Second Harvest members are going to be ready to maximize their opportunities.”

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Statewide Liquor Committee representing Joint Councils 42 and 7 and over 20 Teamster Locals in California Kicks off Negotiations

Liquor Committee Chairmen Steve Beck and Mike Pharris kicked off the opening meeting of the Statewide Liquor Committee to begin negotiations to secure a good contract for over 1000 Teamster members who work in the liquor division. Over 20 Teamster locals participate on behalf of these members in California. They continue to lead the industry for many Teamster companies, including RNDC and Southern Glazers. Please stay tuned as these negotiations progress.

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ABF Freight Votes Unanimously to Ratify Contract – National Vote Results Expected by June 30th

ABF Freight Teamsters 853 members voted unanimously to ratify their contract, which included significant wage increases over the term of the agreement, two additional sick days, and two additional floating holidays. They also removed the cap to any cost of living increases based on the Bay Area CPI.

The ABF contract is a national contract, so all ABF members’ votes around the country will be counted and the results will be announced on June 30th. Stay Tuned!!

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S. Martinelli and Company Negotiating Committee getting ready for the fight In Upcoming Negotiations

S. Martinelli and Company Teamsters started early on their negotiation preparation. Their contract expires in February. The members of this Committee represent every department in the company. And the seniority is from 3 to 34 years. 

More time to prepare means better negotiations and a better contract. And this team is going to the mat to fight hard for their future.

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UPS Norcal Negotiation Update for June

The NorCal committee’s last bargaining session with the Company was on June 6th. The company remains unwilling to bargain over individual proposals and has maintained their position that the only way to get a potential tentative agreement is if the Union will accept the company’s current package deal. There are very few items currently on the table to bargain over, and most of the proposals could be agreed to by both parties if they were not attached to a package deal. (Take it or leave it mentality of UPS!) 

Members of the NorCal committee that are on the National Negotiating committee have not attended National Negotiations since May 5th. The instructions from General President Sean O’Brien and General Secretary Treasurer Fred Zuckerman have been for the NorCal committee to remain at home to finish the NorCal Supplement negotiations. While the NorCal Committee is looking forward to participating in the National Negotiations, we will remain steadfast while we attempt to finish the NorCal agreement. 

The NorCal committee will not be held hostage by UPS and its tactics to try to make NorCal agree to a package deal. The NorCal committee made it extremely clear to the Company on June 6th that we are willing to continue bargaining the contract when the Company agrees to bargain over individual proposals. As of today, the Company has not changed their position. As soon as UPS decides to take these negotiations seriously and bargain in good faith over individual proposals, the NorCal Committee will continue meeting with the Company to negotiate. 

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President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Nate MIley Attends Oakland Zoo Teamster Meeting in support of Upcoming Contract

Teamsters Local 853 represents zoo keepers at the Oakland Zoo. These professionals are negotiating a first-time agreement with the venerable Oakland institution. President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Nate Miley stopped by a recent meeting of the members to learn about their jobs and voice his support for Oakland Zoo Teamster Zoo Keepers!

“The Supervisor was warm and genuine and the keepers were glad to give him a real insight as to what they do.” Said Stacie Picone, a member of the negotiating committee.

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UPS Strike Authorization Vote NOTICE

 ATTENTION!! UPS TEAMSTER 853 MEMBERS

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR:
DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 9th, 2023
TIMES: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: TEAMSTERS LOCAL 853 - SOUTH BAY
1452 N. FOURTH STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95112

The Union is recommending a YES vote.
Please be prepared to provide a photo id to vote.

In Union,
David Crawford – Business Representative
Steven Lua – President/Business Representative

Read the details in the following letters below on why we must vote YES to being ready to STRIKE!

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