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SF Zoo Members Expose Management Eavesdropping Capabilities

  Last week, Teamsters 856 confirmed that San Francisco Zoo Executive Director Tanya Peterson, and Robert Icard, Vice President of Operations, installed a feature on their portable radios that could turn any employee radio into a listening device without the employee’s knowledge. Because of the need to respond to animal emergencies, employees carry their radioRead More >

856 Members Get Out the Vote for Bonilla

Teamsters 856 members volunteered their time and efforts to get out the vote for State Senate District 7 Candidate Susan Bonilla this month. A special election was held on March 17 to fill the vacancy left by Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress. Bonilla garnered enough support to prompt a run off election inRead More >

Edgewood Workers To Get New Election

Just days after the Edgewood Center for Children and Families workers began contacting elected officials and held a speak out to expose the conditions at Edgewood, the employer agreed to enter a settlement agreement on all charges pending with the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB approved settlement will include a 60-day posting regarding theirRead More >

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 >