Clerical Workers at Recology of the Coast Join Teamsters Local 350


What began as an informational phone call in mid-March quickly turned into an organizing campaign with a clerical unit at the Pacifica-based Recology of the Coast voting unanimously in favor of joining the Teamster family.

“This election and the recent string of winning organizing campaigns in the administrative and clerical field of these solid waste and recycling companies are extremely telling. The basic principle that every worker, regardless of classification, income level, or gender, deserves to be heard and respected at the workplace.” said lead organizer and Business Representative Robert Sandoval. “I commend this unit for their courage in taking a stand to say that, ‘enough is enough.’ The Local Union looks forward to bargaining to improve the livelihoods of the induvial who make these corporations profitable.”

Bernadette Chursin, a longtime Recology employee, was key in gathering the group together to help drive the campaign.

“I can tell you after talking to the ladies, we feel empowered, hopeful, and that our voices will be truly heard for the first time after this vote,” Chursin said. “There is a strong consensus of feeling united and supported.  We are all extremely excited!”

Teamsters Local 350 was chartered on October 8, 1936, representing members in the Teamsters Waste and Recycling Division, Bakery & Laundry Division, and Public Sector Division.