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Local 856 keeps cuts away from the classroom and saves school district jobs

After a Teamsters 856-led campaign that included West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) members, students, parents, and teachers joining forces, 25 graduate tutors will return to the classroom and learning centers this school year after facing all but certain cuts. “Fighting and winning makes me feel more encouraged to keep fighting when I feelRead More >

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report: Teamsters 856 grows to 17,000 members

With the August 1st completion of the merger of Teamsters 601 into Local 856, at 17,000 members strong, our Local Union is now among the largest Teamster Locals in all of California. Our new fellow Local 856 members work in the food processing industry in the Central Valley and the Local 856 Food Processing Division willRead More >

Teamsters 601 and Teamsters 856 Merger Finalized; Food Processing Division Created

Teamsters 856 proudly announces the merger of Teamsters Local 601 into Local 856 effective August 1, 2019. In June, Teamsters Local 601 members voted overwhelmingly to merge with Teamsters Local 856 to increase member strength, build on current Teamster Central Valley infrastructure, and advance organizing opportunities, while maintaining local control. The merger establishes the creationRead More >

Airline shop stewards strengthen organizing and leadership skills

July was busy but rewarding for Local 856 shop stewards in the airline industry. Worksite leaders from American Airlines, Air Canada, and United Airlines gathered at the Teamsters 856 union hall in San Bruno to receive trainings on a range of topics, such as the laws surrounding their union contracts and how to resolve conflictsRead More >