The 94 members who work for Aramark in Fremont, the office coffee and refreshment company, have a new four-year contract. „It`s the best contract they`ve had in the 11 years I`ve been an agent,“ Schmidt says. „Members ratified the treaty by an overwhelming majority, significantly improving wages, health and well-being. nb It lasted almost a year, but the 25 employees of Boulanger Bakery in Sunnyvale ratified their first contract in December, after voting for union representation in January. „The collective agreement provides for wage and benefit increases of about 20% in all areas, which is excellent for a first contract,“ explains business agent Lou Valletta. The new members ratified the treaty by 18 to 3 votes. By a total vote of 162 to 17, members of the Vending canteen in San Leandro and San Jose, as well as OCS in Hayward, ratified a new three-year agreement on November 17. The 34 members working on the shuttle between Oakland Airport and Oakland Rent-a have ratified their new contract on November 2. The contract included increases of up to 60 cents for SCO employees and an increase in employer medical contributions of $200 per month in San Jose. „Getting a good contract came from a strong committee that understood the problems and communicated well with all members,“ said business officer Jesse Casqueiro. „We also had a strong group that was willing to threaten to strike if they did.“ Casqueiro would like to thank the hosts of the shop Leonard Martinez, Gary Harryman, David Gordon, Mike Baxter, Greg Stuart, Bill Webb and Pete Ramirez. Ybarrolazza thanked Shop Steward Amin Abdullah, who was instrumental in securing one of the best contracts of all time at SFO Shuttle Oakland.
According to business agent Phil Ybarrolazza, salaries have been improved by 12.5% for drivers and 15% for customer service staff over the next three years. They also provided a 15% increase in employer health contributions over the same period, as well as pension increases and other contractual improvements. Members in San Jose and San Leandro service and install both traditional vending machines and new automatic kiosks. The Hayward factory is primarily an office coffee service, with other drinks and snacks as well.