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Bidding a fond farewell to one of our best

Longtime Teamsters 856 Office Manager and Secretary to the Principal Officer, Laura Villafane retires From the beginning, it seemed Laura Villafane was destined to come to work for the Teamsters. Her career began in 1978, when she worked for a union attorney whose office was in the same building as Local 856. Years and a few office moves later,Read More >

Final report on working conditions at Marin General Hospital released

Teamsters 856 members among the group who presented the report to hospital management In May, Teamsters 856 members at Marin General Hospital (MGH) spoke out at a North Bay Workers’ Rights Board Hearing. The Board, which is affiliated with North Bay Jobs with Justice provides a public outlet for workers to voice concerns about violationsRead More >

Teamsters 856 Hero in the Town of Windsor

When Brian Anderson thinks of heroes, he imagines the brave women and men in uniform who risk their lives to protect our freedoms. But in Windsor, Brian is a hero in his own right. Just a few months ago, he bravely risked his life to save a family from a burning house. Brian is aRead More >

Building Teamster power in Santa Rosa

Last spring, Teamsters 856 Santa Rosa City Employees Association (SRCEA) members began negotiating with their employer, the city of Santa Rosa, for a new union contract. With 450 members, SRCEA has the largest number of Santa Rosa employees, and their association has been an affiliate of Local 856 for the last five years. “Affiliation hasRead More >