Gatorade contract is stronger because of a strong relationship between the company and our members.

It’s not always the case that to win a fight, you have to bloody someone’s nose. Case in point with PepsiCo brand Gatorade and Teamsters Local 853 members.
Pictured are Gary Hodgson, a 17-year shop steward, and Darryl Carter, an 8-year shop steward for Teamster 853 members at Gatorade. This group meets monthly along with Teamsters Local 853 president Steven Lua for their joint labor-management meeting to review open items and align on the 2024 planned year. This group has worked to create a stronger partnership with Gatorade, a PepsiCo company, and has been able to strengthen their contract because of a mutual understanding of both the Teamster’s and the company’s goals and needs.