A Mock "Wanted" Poster in Support of Dave Perry and John Neto
Place Published: Bay Area
Publisher: Teamsters for a Democratic Union
Date Published: Circa 1977
Book Id: 43594
8 1/2 x 14"; two intersecting fold lines; small cut to right edge; a few wrinkles to edges; very good.
Teamsters Local 302 represented employees of diaries in Alameda County, CA., of which Dave Perry and John Neto had been members. In July of 1977 following the expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement with Safeway most members wanted to go on strike. They were, in turn, expressly banned from picketing and protesting around Safeway stores. Nevertheless, Perry and Neto gathered large groups of co-members and began picketing in front of several large Safeway distribution centers across the Bay Area without notifying the union leaders. Upon learning of the unauthorized picketing, William Grami, a vice president of the International Union, and Dan Sullivan, Local 302's secretary-treasurer filed internal union charges against Perry and Neto which resulted in 14 and 12 months suspension, respectively, and a $250 fine each. The "Wanted" poster was created by supporters of the two men and outlined the injustice of the punishment.