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Members make the best organizers

Teamsters 856’s membership continues to rise with the addition of more than 1,000 new members through organizing victories over the last year. Since Mount Diablo Unified School District and City of Santa Rosa employees joined last spring, the Local has welcomed five additional groups including new members working for City of Walnut Creek, City ofRead More >

SF Meter Repair Members Fast Track Health & Safety Solution

City of San Francisco Meter Repair Teamsters 856 members can breathe again, literally. When nearly 30 Teamsters in the department moved to a new building, members quickly realized that there were problems with the health and safety of their new workspace – including lack of heating, cooling and outside ventilation. The building was a formerRead More >

Strong contract enforcement leads to big wins at Marin General Hospital

Last week a Marin General Hospital Teamster’s termination was overturned and ten members received more than $37,000 in restitution after the hospital failed to adhere to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in both cases. Arbitrator orders MGH to reinstate wrongfully terminated member. When the hospital suddenly terminated a seven-year employee and Teamster withRead More >

856’s Public Policy Coordinator Elected as Delegate

Congratulations to Teamsters 856 Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella who was re-elected as a delegate for Assembly District 18 (Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro) on Saturday. Vella is part of Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s labor-friendly slate who will attend the California Democratic Party Conventions this year and in 2016. Pro-working family candidates were also elected asRead More >

A Growing Union is a Strong Union

With seven organizing wins over the last year, more than 1,000 workers have become new Local 856 members since early 2014. Through a commitment to organizing and a steady focus on fighting to get results at the bargaining table, our Local Union has been able to grow, both in numbers and in strength. While our primary focusRead More >