(SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) –– Shuttle drivers for seven major Silicon Valley companies voted by an overwhelming 95 percent today to approve a first contract that provides for industry-leading wages and benefits. The nearly 200 drivers, who are members of Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif., work for Compass Transportation, contractor to Apple, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo, Evernote, Genentech and Amtrak.
San Francisco’s tech shuttles that service Facebook, Google and other companies have gained a permanent place in the city’s transportation system.
(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Today, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) voted to make the city’s commuter shuttle pilot program permanent, while also ensuring labor harmony for workers employed by commuter shuttle operators. The commuter shuttle program pertains to buses primarily serving Silicon Valley’s high tech industry, including Apple, Google, Facebook, and others.
Drivers with Bauer's Intelligent Transportation in San Francisco are working together to organize with Teamsters Local 665. In their campaign, they've garnered major support from community leaders and members, including Reverend Jesse Jackson. Rev. Jackson told the workers, "We fully support your efforts to organize with Teamsters Local 665. I applaud you for your hard work and encourage you to persevere in the face of what must be great pressure from your employer." Read the letter, here.
Warehouse and shipping workers at Google Express Services voted today by a strong majority in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif.
(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Teamsters and shuttle drivers called on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to adopt a resolution ensuring labor harmony, at the agency’s Board of Directors meeting today.
(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Teamsters and drivers for Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation held an action this morning in San Francisco to call on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to adopt a resolution ensuring labor harmony.
Teamsters International Vice President Rome Aloise joins the Charles Showalter Radio Show to discuss recent organizing victories in Silicon Valley, and why this is such a milestone in history.