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Assemblymember Mullin Visits 856

State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin stopped by the United Airlines Teamsters’ craft meeting on Thursday, September 25 at Teamsters 856 to speak with the membership. Mullin has been a strong ally for working families, and the Teamsters in particular, most recently supporting the Teamster-backed temp worker protection bill that was passed by the legislature lastRead More >

Threat of Injunction Stops Layoffs

Through aggressive legal action, Teamsters 856 has prevented Washington Hospital from wrongfully laying off members in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. On Wednesday, September 17th, Washington Hospital notified 31 of its employees, including several members of Teamsters 856, that they would be laid off. In response, Teamsters 856 representatives Tim Jenkins and Malia Vella,Read More >

No Strike — Golden Gate Members to Vote District’s Offer

UPDATE — October 16, 2014 Teamsters 856 and 665 members working for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District will not be holding a bus service strike on Friday, October 17, in order to allow for the membership to vote on the District’s latest offer. “We’ve received an offer from the District and weRead More >

856 Walks Picket Line in Solidarity with Ferry Captains

Today, Teamsters 856 members at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District are walking the picket line in solidarity with the Ferry Boat Captains’ one-day strike. Members of the 13-union Golden Gate Labor Coalition, which includes Teamsters 856, set up picket lines at dawn at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and will continue to strikeRead More >

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 >