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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 >

Annual Picnic helps foster lifelong Delta Dental Teamster friendships

On a sunny Saturday in September, current and former Delta Dental Teamsters gathered in Lake Chabot Regional Park in the southern Berkeley Hills of Alameda County for their annual picnic. This year, Teamsters 856 helped sponsor the food for the event where dozens of old and new colleagues gathered together. “We started doing this aboutRead More >

Strong members key to Local 856’s year of progress

As we approach the end of the year I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank your Teamster stewards, workplace leaders, and frankly, all 856 members for their dedication and hard work fighting on behalf of co-workers year-round. Your hard work and dedication is making a lasting impact and producing real results. LocalRead More >

Teamsters at the San Francisco Zoo took on outsourcing, and won

In August, Teamsters 856 members at the San Francisco Zoo called out their employer’s attempt to outsource custodial work, and stopped them in their tracks. “Outsourcing the skill, knowledge, and experience of dedicated in-house employees that are committed to quality work leads to a poor product and reduced service levels,” said Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer andRead More >