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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 >

Local 856 continues the fight to protect Teamster jobs at WCCUSD

March 22, 2019

Teamsters 856 is still in the fight to save the jobs of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) graduate tutors. Since the plan to cut graduate tutor jobs was approved by the WCCUSD Board last December, Local 856 members have been working with parents, students, and staff to urge the Board to keep theirRead More >

Local 856 members continue to advocate for misclassified workers

March 20, 2019

Last month, Local 856 members from United Airlines and Delta Dental headed to the Capitol once again to speak up in support of misclassified workers. “This reminds me of why unions got started,” said United Airlines Teamster, Dan Johnston. “We’re fighting for workers’ rights and security.” In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimousRead More >