News & Publications

2018 Thanksgiving Membership Meetings

November 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Teamsters 856! This month, hundreds of Teamsters 856 members attended our annual Thanksgiving membership meetings in Rancho Cordova and South San Francisco. Members heard the latest updates on the union from Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn and President Mike Lagomarsino, won raffle prizes, and kicked off the holiday season together. Thank youRead More >

Big Wins for Local 856 on Election Day

November 9, 2018

Teamsters 856 members made a difference in this year’s crucial midterm election. By voting, and volunteering their time to help phone bank or walk precincts throughout the campaign cycle, members helped secure big victories in local elections. Local 856 is proud to announce that several members ran for office and are poised to win! Lori FrugoliRead More >

Teamsters 856 welcomes new members from Mount Diablo Unified School District

October 29, 2018

Teresa Bergum was a union member before becoming a manager in Mount Diablo Unified School District’s (MDUSD) food services department. With continued confusion in the department and challenges with a new director, Teresa knew she and her co-workers would benefit from having union representation again. As food service managers, Teresa Bergum and her co-workers workedRead More >

Local 856 members fight outsourcing at Marin General Hospital

October 29, 2018

The hospital’s outsourcing plan has an unexpected end when members negotiate the addition of more full-time positions for Teamsters 856 members. The Teamsters 856 members in the Environmental Services (EVS) department at Marin General Hospital (MGH) take pride in keeping the hospital clean. The work they do every day is critical to the patient care experienceRead More >

Local 856 members support Marriott Strike

October 29, 2018

In October, thousands of Unite Here members who work at Marriott hotels in seven cities around the country walked out on strike. Members had been in contract negotiations for months, but the Marriott refused to agree to pay employees enough to support their families. (Go to www.gofundme.com/sf-labor-council-strike to assist striking workers who are experiencing financial hardship duringRead More >