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Big win at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco

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

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 >

If we can come together, we can fight together

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 >

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

“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

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 >