"I am so happy we are joining the Teamsters today," said Debbie Chamberlain, a 10-year Social Services Aide at Butte County. "Our health care costs were spiraling out of control. Our premiums had spiked and the additional expenses were hurting myself and my family financially. The Teamsters will work hard at the bargaining table to win the benefits we deserve."
"We're really excited to work with this group," said Dave Hawley, President of Local 137. "These workers chose the Teamsters because they know we'll fight tooth and nail for better wages and increased benefits. We'll be responsive to their concerns in the workplace and will negotiate to clarify on-the-job work rules."
The new members from Butte County also chose Local 137 because of their years of experience negotiating excellent contracts for large groups of public workers. The Teamsters represent tens of thousands of public service members across the country.
Butte County workers serve the public throughout the county. They provide essential public health services and maintain critical public infrastructure.
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 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911
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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters