News & Publications

Longtime Teamsters ratify new contract with Wing Nien Foods

Teamsters 856 is a diverse union of over 12,000 working people throughout Northern California. Local 856 members are zoo keepers, librarians, engineers, city planners, firefighters, hotel workers, airline mechanics, health care workers, and a lot more. And in a manufacturing facility in Hayward, Teamsters 856 members — with a newly ratified contract — can beRead More >

Deputy District Attorney turns award-winning chili cook

Local 856 members work day in and day out in a wide variety of industries and professions. But when they go home, many are also avid runners, readers, Little League coaches, bikers, poker players, yoga enthusiasts, cyclists, and in some cases — award-winning cooks. Sean Kensinger is a dedicated Teamster shop steward and a DeputyRead More >

Local 856 helps save WCCUSD Teamster’s job

When an incident took place at work that could have resulted in his transfer from his current worksite, Ambika “Raj” Maharaj, didn’t know his union would be there to advocate on his behalf, but Local 856 successfully helped him save his job. Raj is a Campus Security Officer at Hercules High School — part ofRead More >

Public employees in Marin County vote to affiliate with Local 856  

­­­ MCMEA, an association of over 300 public employees in Marin County, recently voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with Teamsters 856. MCMEA members are County professionals in public works, health and human services, the County sheriff’s office, information technology services, and more.  Teamsters 856 has a long history of advocating for working people in Marin County – the Local alsoRead More >