New Teamsters reach their first tentative agreement with the W Hotel

May 31, 2018
In February, reservations, front desk, concierge, and rooms control employees at the W San Francisco hotel voted to join Teamsters 856. Three months later, they are ready to ratify their first union contract. “Our first contract negotiations with the W Hotel were successful and went quickly and efficiently,” said Local 856 President and Senior RepresentativeRead More >

There Is Power in a Union

May 31, 2018
By Mike Konzcal, May 23, 2018, The Nation A new study overturns economic orthodoxy and shows that unions reduce inequality.   For a period of 40 years, something managed to keep inequality in check in the United States. From 1940 to 1980, the richest 1 percent took home 9 percent of the wealth generated by the economy.Read More >