Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

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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 >

Outsourcing is for Quitters

April 18, 2017

When many of us hear the term “outsourcing”, we might only think of offshoring—the practice of shipping American jobs out of the country. But outsourcing is much more than that. It also includes the subcontracting of jobs that were once done in-house to the lowest bidder and the privatization of our public services. Outsourcing inRead More >