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    Default One arrested as Teamsters protest Highway 101 project

    A man was arrested Friday morning as members of Teamsters Local 665 protested the use of non-Teamster concrete truck drivers at the site of Highway 101 construction at Airport Boulevard.

    Six picketers showed up at the construction site between 5 and 6 a.m. as Caltrans contractors prepared to pour concrete for a new bridge carrying Airport Boulevard over Highway 101.

    The construction is part of a $28.7 million project to improve the Airport Boulevard interchange, according to Caltrans.

    The picketers were protesting the delivery of the concrete by Superior Supplies Inc., a company whose drivers they said are not in the Teamsters union. They were striking to encourage the company to allow its employees to be represented by the union, Teamsters Local 665 President Ralph Miranda said.

    Miranda was arrested after he was warned that he could not picket on the freeway, said CHP Spokesman Jon Sloat. Officers directed him to a safe location on Airport Boulevard, and when he didnít comply, they arrested him, Sloat said. The other picketers disbanded at that point, around 7:30 a.m.
    One arrested as Teamsters protest Highway 101 project | The Press Democrat

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    Default Re: One arrested as Teamsters protest Highway 101 project

    Miranda was arrested after he was warned that he could not picket on the freeway, said CHP Spokesman Jon Sloat. Officers directed him to a safe location on Airport Boulevard, and when he didn’t comply, they arrested him, Sloat said.
    The other picketers disbanded at that point, around 7:30 a.m.
    Chris Snyder, the district representative for Operating Engineers Local 3, a union representing heavy equipment operators, said his union will support the Teamsters if they choose to strike again.
    I am pissed off at this story , being a Teamster in the building trades , I find this story a joke , why was only a handful of teamsters protesting , they should of flooded the site with Teamsters and why did the Teamsters walk away when 1 of them was arrested ? and why is the operating engineers , saying next time they will support them , what wrong with NOW supporting them , and what about the other trades on the jobsite why did they unload that concrete , that truck should of sat and let the concrete get hard, I have no idea about California , but that shit would not fly in New York , it's quite clear to me that the building trades in California need a lesson in Unity and Brotherhood .
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    Default Re: One arrested as Teamsters protest Highway 101 project

    Quote Originally Posted by UNION 282 View Post
    I am pissed off at this story , being a Teamster in the building trades , I find this story a joke , why was only a handful of teamsters protesting , they should of flooded the site with Teamsters and why did the Teamsters walk away when 1 of them was arrested ? and why is the operating engineers , saying next time they will support them , what wrong with NOW supporting them , and what about the other trades on the jobsite why did they unload that concrete , that truck should of sat and let the concrete get hard, I have no idea about California , but that shit would not fly in New York , it's quite clear to me that the building trades in California need a lesson in Unity and Brotherhood .
    Unfortunately I think it is just a symptom of our society in general. No one looks out for anyone else anymore. Very few take care of others, only care about themselves. Everyone just looks the other way. The complete opposite of what unions are supposed to stand for. In 2010 husband and I went on a march and rally to the state house to oppose right to work legislation. We had a good turnout but the few teamsters there was appalling to me. Maybe 10 and that included the wives. Fortunately union members from many unions showed up and that is the only reason it was a success. Put us all together and it made for a large group.

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    Default Re: One arrested as Teamsters protest Highway 101 project

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Unfortunately I think it is just a symptom of our society in general. No one looks out for anyone else anymore. Very few take care of others, only care about themselves. Everyone just looks the other way. The complete opposite of what unions are supposed to stand for. In 2010 husband and I went on a march and rally to the state house to oppose right to work legislation. We had a good turnout but the few teamsters there was appalling to me. Maybe 10 and that included the wives. Fortunately union members from many unions showed up and that is the only reason it was a success. Put us all together and it made for a large group.
    Look at the current "leadership," or lack of. That should explain why there is such little turnout at these events.
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