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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another great day for
America's working class

Havi Workers in California Vote for Teamster Representation

Workers Seek Respect On The Job
December 12, 2008
The workers at HFS North America, a Havi Company, voted overwhelmingly on Friday to become members of Teamsters Local 70 in Oakland.
The 130 workers in Fremont come from India, Mexico, Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Overcoming their differences and realizing a common need for respect, they voted to become Teamsters by an 8-to-1 margin. The new members work as drivers, loaders, order pickers and maintenance employees for the restaurant and food service markets, including Starbucks stores, in the Greater Bay Area.  Read on..

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