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Hertz Members Ratify New Agreement

One hundred and fifty Teamsters 856 members working at Hertz Rent a Car locations throughout the Bay Area overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement this month. The Teamsters 856 bargaining team, which included President Mike Lagomarsino, Staff Attorney Susanna Farber, Representative Liliana Cortez, and rank and file members Melba Gaeta, Annette Losada, Armando Marcal, VictorRead More >

856 Vice President Honored

On Friday, July 17, the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition honored 856 Vice President Rudy Gonzalez with its Labor Man of the Year award at its annual fundraiser. SEIU 1021’s Vice President of Politics, Alysabeth Alexander, received the Labor Woman of the Year award. “I’m humbled,” Gonzalez said of the recognition. “The Living Wage CoalitionRead More >

Crowne Plaza Members’ Perseverance Leads to Strong Contract

Crowne Plaza SFO Teamsters 856 members are celebrating the ratification of their new collective bargaining agreement this month after enduring multiple management changes and sales of the hotel which resulted in challenging negotiations. “I’m so happy,” said Shop Steward Ana Guzman. “Our benefits are secure now – this is why we work, to provide forRead More >

Sharing Economy Leaves Out Middle Class Jobs

Don’t the let the term “sharing economy” fool you. There is no sharing. It’s really just the 1% making money by stripping workers of the rights for which the labor movement has fought so hard to secure. Just because the business transactions of these so-called “sharing economy” companies, such as Uber and AirBnB, are accomplished usingRead More >