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Hertz Teamsters win $20,000 settlement

Separate settlements were recently reached at Hertz in the San Jose International Airport (SJC) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that required the company to pay a $10,000 settlement to Local 856 members at each airport who lost time when the company outsourced their work. It started when Hertz rolled out its Ultimate Choice programRead More >

Speaking Out Against Rising Health Care Costs

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 >

Teamsters halt layoffs in Contra Costa County

For 11 years, Anntheia Farr worked as a Mental Health Specialist II for Contra Costa Community College (CCCC). Her role at the college was an important one: she worked with students experiencing emotional breakdowns, and with management and police services to make sure vulnerable students’ needs were met. Last year, in response to a dropRead More >

Teamsters building power with their vote

It may not be a presidential election year, but this year your vote is just as important. The California primary is June 5, 2018, and the general election is November 6, 2018. If you have not registered or you’re unsure if you’re registered, go to to register to vote. With open seats in theRead More >