News & Publications

Marin County public employees group vote to affiliate with Teamsters 856

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017 Contact: Susanna Farber, (650) 266-7709, Marin County public employees group vote to affiliate with Teamsters 856 Marin County – MCMEA, an association of public employees in Marin County, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856. The over 300-person association includes County professionals in public works, health and human services, the County sheriff’s office, information technology services,Read More >

Big win for Contra Costa County Teamsters

About a year and a half ago, more than 1,700 Contra Costa County employees voted to join Teamsters 856. Since then, members have been working together to build union power in the County. From decreasing employee health care premiums to converting temporary positions into permanent, career jobs – Contra Costa County Teamsters have won manyRead More >

New law holds Big Pharma accountable in California

This month, Governor Brown signed into law a bill that requires more transparency from pharmaceutical companies regarding their prices. Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) was heavily advocated for by California Teamsters along with a coalition of other labor unions because the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs are hurting working families. “When union members are forcedRead More >

Teamsters provide relief to families and communities

In the past few months, hurricanes and wildfires have impacted American families as far away as Puerto Rico and as close by as Santa Rosa. Each time, Teamster Locals, around the country, including Local 856 have stepped up to provide relief. “The Teamsters have a long tradition throughout our history of assisting people in ourRead More >

Significant wage increase for Alameda Probation Teamsters

“It’s important to recognize that this gain was directly related to our bargaining team and membership’s willingness to fight the County…” wrote Malia Vella, a staff attorney and representative for Teamsters 856 in an email to members at Alameda County Probation. Malia was referring to a smart battle won by the probation officers, which ledRead More >