CNH Finalized Addendum to Master Contract Agreement!

CNH has just ratified their MCA with a 4yr term!  The term includes higher wages, and freezing the IEDA pension.  Thanks to Chris Castaing and the members of the committee!

Unilever and the AdeS Case: Why Quality Product Matters to Us and to Consumers

When we met to discuss the addendum, one thing that came out is that we want to able to continue to produce quality product. It makes sense. Clean, good quality product helps us keep our jobs. Recently at a Unilever plant in Brazil, a batch of the popular soy drink AdeS was contaminated with sodium … Continue reading

Unilever Workers Come Together for a Good Contract

Local 6 members at Unilever came together last Saturday to discuss the issues on their addendum. About 15 workers spend the morning debating on how we can make a decent living in a safe job and creating quality product. We debated our strategy and our needs for the coming negotiations. Our Union Representatives have a … Continue reading

Waste Management Workers Strike Against Unfair Practices by the Employer

Local 6 members at Waste Management had to resort to strike action against a vicious employer.  Waste Management used illegal intimidation and has refused to bargain in good faith. The five hour strike was successful in preventing operations at Waste Management for the day. “America won’t work if big companies like Waste Management can break … Continue reading

Master Contract Members Get Together to Create Proposals for Coming Negotiations

66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6: Debating Our Future

Lively debate and discussion were the mark of the 66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6. A big focus was the coming Master Contract negotiations, and how to get ourselves ready to fight for a good contract. Now, it’s time to get the Master Contract process going. In March 17th we will be … Continue reading

“Sustainable Recycling” Campaign Kicks Off

Article & Photographs by Kevin Christensen, AFL-CIO Thank you for making the first meeting of the “Sustainable Recycling”   campaign in Alameda County a great success.  With thirty-five attendees from eighteen (18) organizations representing a wide assembly of environmental, worker, community, immigrant rights, workplace health and safety, governmental, faith and legal organizations participating, we took an … Continue reading

In Memory of Avelino “Abba” Ramos

Sunrise: April 12, 1934 Hilo, HI Sunset: June 5, 2012 Richmond, CA Avelino “Abba” Ramos passed away on June 5, 2012 in Richmond, CA at the age of 78. Abba dedicated his life to his family and the worker through his service with the ILWU in Hawaii and California. Abba graduated from the University of … Continue reading


NOTICE TO ALL LOCAL 6 HOUSES June 22, 2012 Re:  Loss of Evangelina “Eva” Macias, Local 6 Member Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of Local 6 member, Evangelina “Eva” Macias[1].  Sister Eva died from injuries sustained after being run over by a front end loader … Continue reading