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Golden Gate Bridge Members Take Action at Board Meeting

Teamsters 856 members working at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District joined their fellow members in the Golden Gate Labor Coalition for an informational picket at the Board of Directors meeting on September 12. The Coalition took the action after months of bargaining in which the District has proposed draconian cuts to theRead More >

Mt. Diablo Members Secure First Teamster Contract

On August 28, newly organized Mount Diablo Unified School District Unit members overwhelmingly ratified their first ever Teamster 856 contract. The new agreement includes 9% in wage improvements, increased healthcare contributions from the District, and the first phase of a long term healthcare restructuring plan to alleviate out-of-pocket healthcare costs. When the nearly 500 maintenanceRead More >

The Power of Strategic Campaigns

When you check out the redesigned 856 Web Site, or visit the union hall you will see the words: Work Hard. Fight Smart. This is not meant to be a clever phrase or fancy slogan, but rather a clear explanation of how we as a Local Union aim to represent the members of Teamsters 856.Read More >

General Election 2014 Endorsements

Teamsters 856 thoroughly vets all endorsements of candidates and ballot measures. Make sure that your vote is for working families. Statewide Offices Statewide Ballot Measures Congressional Candidates Assembly Candidates State Senate Candidates Local Endorsements STATEWIDE OFFICES* Denotes Incumbent Governor: *Jerry Brown (D) LT Governor: *Gavin Newsom (D) Attorney General: *Kamala Harris (D) Secretary of State:Read More >

856 plays vital role in $15 mil for St. Rose Hospital

On July 8, Union Representative Matthew Mullany thanked the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their support of St. Rose Hospital when they voted to grant the struggling facility $15 million. The vote comes after a yearlong push by Teamsters 856 to secure much-needed funding for the fiscally ailing hospital. Principal Officer Peter Finn, PoliticalRead More >