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Hertz Teamsters win $20,000 settlement

March 1, 2018

Separate settlements were recently reached at Hertz in the San Jose International Airport (SJC) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that required the company to pay a $10,000 settlement to Local 856 members at each airport who lost time when the company outsourced their work. It started when Hertz rolled out its Ultimate Choice programRead More >

Teamsters halt layoffs in Contra Costa County

February 28, 2018

For 11 years, Anntheia Farr worked as a Mental Health Specialist II for Contra Costa Community College (CCCC). Her role at the college was an important one: she worked with students experiencing emotional breakdowns, and with management and police services to make sure vulnerable students’ needs were met. Last year, in response to a dropRead More >

Teamsters building power with their vote

February 28, 2018

It may not be a presidential election year, but this year your vote is just as important. The California primary is June 5, 2018, and the general election is November 6, 2018. If you have not registered or you’re unsure if you’re registered, go to to register to vote. With open seats in theRead More >

Teamsters Local 856 Member Saves Two Lives from Human Trafficking

February 27, 2018

Story originally appeared on Denice Miracle has been a Customer Service Representative at American Airlines for 27 years. As a worker in the airline industry, she’s always thinking of the safety of her passengers above all else. For this reason, it was fortunate that she was working one fateful day last year when twoRead More >