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Summer Institute on Union Women empowers Teamsters 856 women

August 8, 2017

Every year, women from unions throughout the United States and Canada gather together for the Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) in their region. This year, Teamsters 856 sent 18 members from both the public and private sector to the Western SIUW, held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. “What better way for our members to growRead More >

One city — Two strong contracts

August 8, 2017

When negotiations for their latest contract began earlier this year in the City of South San Francisco, Teamsters 856 members knew they could face an employer that would try to force concessions. Rather than backing down, members went into bargaining strong and were able to negotiate two contracts they could be proud of. Not only were membersRead More >

S.F. settlement forces Airbnb to play by the rules

August 7, 2017

For more information on how the “gig economy” hurts workers, click here.  Teamsters 856 stewards who attended the Local’s annual steward appreciation event in late 2015 in San Francisco will remember Aaron Peskin’s address to the crowd. Peskin – who at the time was running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors – gave anRead More >

Shop Stewards come out for Oakland training seminar

August 7, 2017

Last month, Teamsters 856 held a Shop Steward Training Seminar in Oakland. Stewards from West Contra Costa Unified School District, Delta Dental, Contra Costa County, American Airlines, Hertz, Avis Budget, UPS, Marin General Hospital, Washington Hospital, Alameda County Probation, Marriott Union Square, National Alamo, the City of Fremont Police Department, and the City of Pittsburg allRead More >

Teamsters 856 President honored with Unity Award

August 7, 2017

Last month, Teamsters 856 President Mike Lagomarsino was honored with the Unity Award by the San Mateo Labor Council. Mike, who has been a delegate to the Labor Council for over a decade, received the honor during their 38th annual COPE banquet. “Mike is a true-blue union man that cares deeply about doing good workRead More >