Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

If we can come together, we can fight together

April 18, 2019

When you are on the right side of the fight, conflict can be a means to bring positive change — to change the status quo when the status quo is not good enough. Whether it’s growing inequality or politicians using race to turn workers against each other, we are certainly living through some challenging times.Read More >

Standing strong together as we enter 2019

January 21, 2019

When I think about what a Teamster is, instead of thinking about the many different jobs we all do, for me, being a Teamster is about standing together with your co-workers and not being afraid to challenge the boss. It’s fighting with full force at the bargaining table for improved wages, quality affordable health care,Read More >

Work Hard. Fight Smart.

Don’t Let Wisconsin Happen to You

June 19, 2018

Wealthy corporate special interests are forcing through controversial changes in the law that further stack the deck against working people and in favor of billionaire CEO’s. Their goal is to weaken our right to negotiate a fair return on our work and ultimately outsource jobs, cut health care, eliminate retirement security, and pay workers asRead More >

Speaking Out Against Rising Health Care Costs

February 28, 2018

In February, I had the opportunity to represent our Union at the Capitol in Sacramento. Alongside representatives from the California Labor Federation, I addressed the State Assembly, and called on the Legislature to pass a solution that controls the ever-increasing costs of health care that are burdening working families. Local 856 represents 13,000 members, workingRead More >

Strong members key to Local 856’s year of progress

October 18, 2017

As we approach the end of the year I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank your Teamster stewards, workplace leaders, and frankly, all 856 members for their dedication and hard work fighting on behalf of co-workers year-round. Your hard work and dedication is making a lasting impact and producing real results. LocalRead More >