OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Apple shuttle drivers who are members of Teamsters Local 853 in Oakland have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a first agreement.
The more than 30 Apple drivers work for Loop Transportation, which also employs Teamster drivers at Facebook. The new contract provides for improvements that many other tech industry contracts negotiated by Teamsters Local 853 include.
While Apple drivers had already received the negotiated-for wage increases, under the contract they now gain health benefits, pension contributions, holiday time, vacations and overtime.
"This is another step toward keeping a level playing field between the contractors, while protecting the future for our drivers," said Stacy Alvelais, Business Agent with Teamsters Local 853.
The agreement runs through March of 2018.
Teamsters Local 853 represents tech shuttle drivers with contractors to Apple, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, PayPal, Evernote, Genentech and Amtrak.
For more information on tech worker organizing with the Teamsters, visit: http://teamster.org/tech-drivers-deserve-union.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
Stacy Alvelais, (510) 673-4475
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