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Local 856 members fight against worker misclassification at the state capitol

July 13, 2019

“When we fight, we win!” chanted hundreds of people outside the State Capitol on Wednesday, July 10th. Amongst those people were seventeen Local 856 members, who joined other working people, unions, and organizations in the effort to pass Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Teamsters turned out in force to lobby legislators to pass Assembly Bill 5Read More >

Local 856 member advocates for public school funding

May 24, 2019

  Tracey Kitaoka is a graduate tutor at West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Yesterday, she spoke at a WCCUSD press conference alongside a district teacher, parent, and members of the school board to demonstrate the impact charter schools have had on funding for educational programming for district students. In February, the WCCUSD Board passed aRead More >

Big win at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco

April 30, 2019

Arbitration win gives Local 856 members a complete victory Teamsters 856 member, Chelsey Yu is a front desk agent at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. Last year, she gave birth to her daughter and began her maternity leave. A few months later, she received a letter from the Clift stating that she had exhaustedRead More >

Perseverance and solidarity lead to a strong new contract at St. Rose Hospital

April 30, 2019

At St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Local 856 represents a wide range of over 350 health care workers who are committed to keeping their community healthy, including clerks, technicians, technologists, certified nursing assistants, cooks, data operators, environmental services aides, emergency room charge analysts, kitchen helpers, laundry aides, medical billing coordinators, medical secretaries, patient accounting representatives,Read More >

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

March 27, 2019

“I decided not to look back, but to move forward,” said Jimmy Uharriet. Jimmy is a Teamsters SFO mechanic at United Airlines. In March 2016, Jimmy’s entire life changed when an accident left him totally blind. What’s interesting about Jimmy is that his is not just a story about a person overcoming incredible odds toRead More >