856 staff attorney elected to Alameda City Council

December 2, 2016
Soon, Teamsters 856 Public Policy Coordinator & Staff Attorney Malia Vella will add a new title to her name: Vice Mayor of Alameda. Vella was the top vote getter in the race for two city council seats in the East Bay city last month. She ran on a platform of increasing affordable housing, mitigating trafficRead More >

Best friends contemplate 50 years as Teamsters in car rental industry

December 2, 2016
A lot has changed in the half century since Teamsters 856 members Renee Cohen and Sylvia Shepard started their careers in the car rental industry at the San Francisco International Airport, but there is one thing that’s remained the steady: union membership. “The union was like my husband,” jokes Cohen. “It gave me a pension,Read More >