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Local 856 mourns passing of former Principal Officer

It is with sadness that Teamsters 856 announces the passing of former Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer, Ben Leal. Leal died on Friday, February 8, 2019, after a short illness. Leal began his career at Local 856 in 1956, only seven years after the union’s charter. As the director of organizing, his work was paramount toRead More >

New Executive Board Members Sworn In

On January 29, during our monthly membership meeting, the newest members of our Teamsters 856 Executive Board were sworn into office. Kathleen Romero, a rank and file member from the Park Central Hotel will serve as Vice President, Local 856 Communications Organizer Nicole Casey will serve as Recording Secretary, and Local 856 Representative Richie AndazolaRead More >

Members helping members keeps Local 856 strong

January 2019 In January, Teamster 856 members from the Contra Costa County and West Contra Costa Unified School District Strength in Numbers committees met again for a morning of training in the Local 856 field office in Martinez. The training was kicked off with a welcome by Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn. Sally PayneRead More >

Standing strong together as we enter 2019

When I think about what a Teamster is, instead of thinking about the many different jobs we all do, for me, being a Teamster is about standing together with your co-workers and not being afraid to challenge the boss. It’s fighting with full force at the bargaining table for improved wages, quality affordable health care,Read More >