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Teamsters 856 members ratify three new contracts in Marin County

After late night negotiations sessions and refusals to budge on language in their contracts that protect their job security and benefits, Marin County Deputy District Attorneys, Marin County Probation, and MCMEA (a Local 856 affiliate) Teamsters each ratified new agreements with the County last month. “The County tried to force us to accept takeaways in a time when theRead More >

Teamsters 856 members secure a strong contract in San Francisco

Local 856 members in San Francisco recently ratified a new agreement at 23 of the top hotels in San Francisco including the Fairmont, the Palace Hotel, and the Clift Hotel (full list below). The new contract builds upon the strength of their previous contract and covers over 1,000 members who work in reservations, front desk, concierge, and accounting.Read More >

Local 856 members build collective power at the Summer Institute on Union Women

Last month, Teamsters 856 sent 12 members to the Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) held at Sonoma State University. The SIUW brings women together from unions, worker centers, and community organizations in the western United States and Canada for five days to hone their organizing skills, receive leadership training, and discuss issuesRead More >

Highlights from around Teamsters 856 – July 2018

Teamsters 856 honored for member solidarity Teamsters 856 is strong because 98% of the working people represented by our union have chosen to stand together as full Teamster members. In July, we were honored for having over 90% full membership alongside other local unions at the California Labor Federation’s 2018 Biennial Convention. Local 856 Political DirectorRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamsters secure strong contract extension

Local 856 members in Contra Costa County keep the County safe, clean, and healthy working as fire equipment mechanics, gardeners, cooks, maintenance workers, licensed vocational nurses (LVN), and more. In 2016, employees in the County overwhelmingly voted to become members of Teamsters 856 and negotiated their first Teamster contract later that year — securing affordable access to the TeamstersRead More >