News & Publications

Peter Finn Appointed to Joint Council 7 Executive Board

This month it was announced that Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn was appointed to Teamsters Joint Council No. 7 Executive Board. Finn will serve on the seven-member Board headed by President Rome Aloise. Joint Council 7 is the umbrella organization for 22 Teamster Locals in Northern California, the Central Valley, and Northern Nevada.  Read More >

856 Political Director Talks Inequity in Silicon Valley

Teamsters 856 Political Director Trish Blinstrub (Suzuki) spoke with ABC 7 this morning at a rally to support the drivers who shuttle Apple employees to and from work.  Their election to join Teamsters Local 853 is tomorrow. “[Apple] workers are making a lot of money, it’s only deserving that the drivers are able to have aRead More >

Car Rental Members Stand up to Contract Violations

Strong contract enforcement has yielded several important victories for Teamsters 856 members working at Hertz, Avis Budget Group, and National/Alamo car rental companies recently. In November, Hertz backed off its attempt to discipline a member for not following company procedure after an investigation by Union Representative Liliana Cortez revealed that the company’s lack of trainingRead More >

Politics is Personal for Teamsters

This week, representatives from our International headquarters in Washington, D.C., were in town to discuss our Union’s political action committee, D.R.I.V.E., with Teamsters 856 members. D.R.I.V.E., or Democrat Republican Independent Voter Education, is a non-partisan program that supports candidates and issues that support working families. On Tuesday, the D.R.I.V.E. reps were at St. Rose Hospital inRead More >

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 >