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Success Stories From Local 63
Ciara Lopez, daughter of Ramon Lopez from Ralph’s, is presented with a $1,000 scholarship by Teamsters Local 63 Executive Board. Ciara Lopez - Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarship Winner
UPSer, Lamson Bui, receives a $1,000 scholarship for his son, Daryl, from the California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus. Lamson's son, Daryl, wins Teamsters Scholarship
A tremendous success, we were able to deliver a trailer full of toys that will bring smiles to many kids this holiday season. Teamsters Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire Toy Drive
With many Teamsters families gathered together, we celebrated a fun Easter Day. Teamsters Easter Day Event
Teamsters’ push to organize Amazon: Will it work?
Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention voted overwhelmingly for a nationwide push to organize hundreds of thousands of Amazon’s warehouse and delivery workers, a formidable task given the e-commerce behemoth’s fierce antiunion stance.
“We will organize Amazon,” said the union’s outgoing general president, James P. Hoffa. “In my more than two decades of service, I’ve yet to see a threat quite like the one Amazon presents to hardworking people, small businesses, the logistics industry and our nation’s middle class.”
Thursday’s vote, which took place virtually, was 1,562 to 9, in favor of a resolution to help mobilize workers at the Seattle e-commerce giant.
With 1.4 million members, the Teamsters will “fully fund and supply all resources necessary” to address “Amazon’s exploitation of its employees, contractors and employees of contractors,” the resolution stated.
The union last year appointed Randy Korgan, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 1932 in San Bernardino, to a position as national director for Amazon, and said it would create an Amazon division dedicated to the campaign.
The new effort is aimed not just at growing the ranks of organized labor but also at protecting wages, benefits and workplace standards in Teamster-represented companies such as UPS, which are under pressure to replicate Amazon’s relentless push for speed and productivity.
With the explosive growth of e-commerce, Amazon now employs 1 million workers and is on pace to become the nation’s largest private employer. The Seattle-based company did not respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Teamster locals have yet to file petitions under National Labor Relations Board rules to represent Amazon employees, according to a spokeswoman, despite the union’s dominance in labor-represented logistics industries.
The challenge of organizing Amazon facility by facility became clear in April, when workers at its giant warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. voted 2 to 1 against representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union after the company mounted intense resistance and the union gave up house-to-house visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Teamsters, which had revenue of more than $200 million last year, declined to say how much it would spend or how many staffers it would devote to the Amazon project.
But even before Thursday’s vote, the Teamsters for several years has been quietly laying the groundwork for eventual future union elections at Amazon warehouses, said John Logan, director of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State University.
Given the scale of Amazon’s ambition in numerous industries, including logistics, groceries and healthcare, Logan predicted the Teamsters would join with other organized labor groups, such as the Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers, to mount a coordinated campaign.
“The Teamsters cannot do this alone,” he said. “It will take enormous effort and all the community and political support they can garner. But Thursday’s resolution shows they are genuinely serious.”
In an opinion piece in Salon this month, Korgan cited the Teamsters’ history of building worker power through shop floor work stoppages, citywide strikes and street demonstrations. “Building genuine worker power at Amazon will take shop-floor militancy by Amazon workers and solidarity from warehousing and delivery Teamsters,” he wrote.
The union already has begun to engage community groups, including in the Inland Empire, where Amazon, with 14 vast warehouses, is the region’s largest employer. In San Bernardino, Korgan’s local joined a coalition of environmental justice groups in an effort to force Amazon to slash truck pollution and raise wages at a new $200-million air cargo facility.
Amazon workers “face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work,” Korgan said. “With today’s resolution we are activating the full force of our union to support them.”
Ben Reynoso, a San Bernardino City Council member, said the Teamsters vote may give “hope to workers who are seeking to unionize but have been discouraged from doing so by Amazon. It tells private employers you should be put on your toes — we’re coming for your employees to feel supported, empowered, and like actual humans.”
The Teamsters are ramping up advocacy for antitrust enforcement, labor policy reform and global solidarity aimed at Amazon.
In California, a Teamster-backed bill, AB 701, is moving through the Legislature and would require warehouse employers to disclose quotas for the pace of work to employees and state enforcement agencies. The bill would prohibit employers from counting time that workers spend complying with health and safety laws as “time off task.”
“A UC Merced Community and Labor Center study found that warehousing had the highest increase in pandemic-related deaths of any industry in California, with a 57% increase in deaths last year,” the bill’s advocates wrote legislators this month.
“There is something deeply wrong with allowing mega-corporations like Amazon and Walmart to push their workers to a literal breaking point, just so customers can get next-day delivery,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), the bill’s sponsor.
Amazon’s warehouse workers are classified as employees, but most of its delivery workers are employed by smaller contract companies, making the task of organizing them even more challenging.
“Amazon drivers earn about half of what a Teamster makes doing the same job, but with much inferior working conditions,” said Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, a Cal State Long Beach professor and coeditor of the book “The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy.”
If mobilizing Amazon workers seems daunting, however, Victor Narro, a longtime organizer and UCLA labor studies professor, cites several innovative Los Angeles union campaigns for nonunion low-wage workers. “Successful organizing efforts don’t happen overnight,” he said.
“The successful Justice for Janitors strike in 2000 was an outcome of strategies dating back to the mid-1980s. The CLEAN Carwash campaign began in April 2008. It was not until 2011 that we won the first major union contract for carwash workers in Santa Monica.”
Teamsters Local 1932
Teamsters Local 1932 is a labor union based in San Bernardino, CA representing public sector employees throughout San Bernardino County. Teamsters Local 1932 is the largest union in the County of San Bernardino, representing 11,000 of the County's 25,000 employees. The union was founded by members of the independent San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) after a vote to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in April 2015.
The San Bernardino Public Employees Association was founded in 1932, and prior to its demise represented employees at the County of San Bernardino, as well as employees from 18 cities in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, and other public agencies in the region. Amid losses of hundreds of in members to Service Employees International Union Local 721 and a lawsuit by the union against its former general manager for missing funds and unauthorized expenditures, members of SBPEA voted to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in April 2015. SBPEA converted to Teamsters Local 1932, in honor of SBPEA's founding year.
2015 — Present
Local 1932 members were victims and survivors of the December 2, 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. Local 1932 was active in lobbying for victim access to grants to use for medical care in the aftermath of the attack.
In November 2016, 500 employees at the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department joined Teamsters Local 1932.
Starting in November 2016, Teamsters Local 1932 began partnering with local businesses in the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan area (known as the "Inland Empire") to provide members with discounts as a reward for shopping locally. As of January 2020, the program, called "Teamster Advantage," has grown to a network of over 500 local businesses.
In October 2018, the union hosted a job fair called “A Day Without a Temp” focused on raising awareness of the increase in temporary and contingent work across the Inland Empire, while providing union job opportunities to those attendance.
At the County of San Bernardino's "State of the County" event in February 2019, one hundred Local 1932 members passed out a University of California, Riverside report regarding poor job quality in the Inland Empire. The union's members from the County's Preschool Services Department hand-billed the 2020 "State of the County" event as part of the group's campaign for a new contract, raising concerns on working conditions and its effects on student learning conditions.
In September 2019, after ten months of negotiations, Local 1932 ratified a new contract with the County of San Bernardino, which the union says brought down healthcare costs for employees.
Under the leadership of Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan, a former warehouse worker, Local 1932 prioritizes organizing workers in the local logistics industry. The Inland Empire is home to a "central hub of the supply chain" with 80 percent of goods arriving at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach eventually passing through the region.
Activity at San Bernardino International Airport
In April 2019, Teamsters Local 1932 was active in pushing for a Community Benefits Agreement, including job quality and air quality standards, at a development planned for San Bernardino International Airport. After a lengthy period of rumors surrounding the air cargo facility's tenant, San Bernardino International Airport Authority Executive Director Michael Burrows confirmed that Amazon would be operating at the site in May 2020. Amazon is the Inland Empire's largest private employer and its involvement in the project has led to pushback from local unions and community organizations because of the company's labor and environmental practices in the region. The project was the subject of a community picket line in front of an Amazon facility in San Bernardino on Cyber Monday 2019.
The Community Benefits Agreement push by Teamsters Local 1932 and community allies were supported by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and California Attorney GeneralXavier Becerra in December 2019. On February 21, 2020, Becerra joined Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan in a press conference announcing a lawsuit by the state of California against the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, the Federal Aviation Administration, and project developer Hillwood over a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act during the development of Eastgate.
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