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Building upon a strong contract in the Town of Windsor

A little less than three years ago, employees of the Town of Windsor negotiated a strong first contract as members of their new union, Teamsters 856. In August, the bargaining unit unanimously ratified a contract extension that builds upon the strengths of the existing contract. The extension ensures that members’ healthcare and retirement costs willRead More >

Empowerment at the Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) convenes for their annual conference. This year, for the first time in its 42-year history, the conference was held in Canada – specifically Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, Teamsters 856 sent Veronica Hudson, a Shop Steward and 26-year Detention Services Worker at the West County Detention CenterRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamster reinstated after wrongful termination

After 13 years of service, Victoria Mozzetti was wrongfully terminated from her position as an Institutional Service Worker (ISW) for Contra Costa County. Last May, Victoria resigned in haste after an incident at work. When she spoke to her husband about her resignation, they decided that it was best for their family for her toRead More >

Dedicated Teamster retires from the City of Fremont

Last month, Donna Gott retired from her job as a Community Service Officer for the City of Fremont 30 years to the day from her first day in 1987. She spoke with us about her time serving her community, working as a Shop Steward, and what it means to be a Teamster. How did youRead More >

Summer Institute on Union Women empowers Teamsters 856 women

Every year, women from unions throughout the United States and Canada gather together for the Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) in their region. This year, Teamsters 856 sent 18 members from both the public and private sector to the Western SIUW, held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. “What better way for our members to growRead More >