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856 Political Director Talks Inequity in Silicon Valley

February 26, 2015

Teamsters 856 Political Director Trish Blinstrub (Suzuki) spoke with ABC 7 this morning at a rally to support the drivers who shuttle Apple employees to and from work.  Their election to join Teamsters Local 853 is tomorrow. “[Apple] workers are making a lot of money, it’s only deserving that the drivers are able to have aRead More >

Car Rental Members Stand up to Contract Violations

February 26, 2015

Strong contract enforcement has yielded several important victories for Teamsters 856 members working at Hertz, Avis Budget Group, and National/Alamo car rental companies recently. In November, Hertz backed off its attempt to discipline a member for not following company procedure after an investigation by Union Representative Liliana Cortez revealed that the company’s lack of trainingRead More >

Politics is Personal for Teamsters

February 25, 2015

This week, representatives from our International headquarters in Washington, D.C., were in town to discuss our Union’s political action committee, D.R.I.V.E., with Teamsters 856 members. D.R.I.V.E., or Democrat Republican Independent Voter Education, is a non-partisan program that supports candidates and issues that support working families. On Tuesday, the D.R.I.V.E. reps were at St. Rose Hospital inRead More >

SF Meter Repair Members Fast Track Health & Safety Solution

January 21, 2015

City of San Francisco Meter Repair Teamsters 856 members can breathe again, literally. When nearly 30 Teamsters in the department moved to a new building, members quickly realized that there were problems with the health and safety of their new workspace – including lack of heating, cooling and outside ventilation. The building was a formerRead More >

Strong contract enforcement leads to big wins at Marin General Hospital

January 21, 2015

Last week a Marin General Hospital Teamster’s termination was overturned and ten members received more than $37,000 in restitution after the hospital failed to adhere to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in both cases. Arbitrator orders MGH to reinstate wrongfully terminated member. When the hospital suddenly terminated a seven-year employee and Teamster withRead More >