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Teamsters 856 members speak out at public hearing

Workers at Marin General Hospital testify about unfair and unsafe working conditions In May, on a sunny day in San Rafael, Teamsters 856 members bravely shed light on unfair and unsafe practices at Marin General Hospital (MGH). During a Workers’ Rights Board Hearing held by North Bay Jobs With Justice, members testified that their workingRead More >

Stronger Together: Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards

In May, Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards met for the second of three Steward Seminars that will be held this year. The members in attendance were Shop Stewards for Contra Costa County, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Enterprise, American Airlines, West Valley College, Alamo National, Daly City Police Department, Northwest Administrators, and the City of Milbrae. ThroughoutRead More >

Marin General Hospital under fire during hearing on working conditions

For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Farber, (415) 310-6730, sfarber@ibt856.org Employees testify that the quality of their working conditions impacts the quality of patient care at the hospital San Rafael, Calif. – On Saturday, May 6, the North Bay Jobs With Justice Workers’ Rights Board held a hearing to investigate allegations by Marin General Hospital employees that theirRead More >

Solidarity and perseverance wins great contract

For over a year, Teamsters 856 members at the Hilton Oakland Airport fought hard for a strong contract. From the very beginning of negotiations, the bargaining team knew they wanted to break the mold, and set ambitious goals. In April, with a vote of 59 – 0, members ratified their most comprehensive and complete contract,Read More >

Contract Victory at Peninsula Humane Society

In March, Animal Control Officers at the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) in San Mateo County went on a one-day strike in response to unfair labor practices by PHS President Ken White. By April, union workers at PHS had ratified a good union contract – a victory for a group of strong Teamsters 856 members. TheRead More >