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856 Public Sector Reps Attend Negotiating Intensive

This week, Teamsters 856 representatives took part in a symposium focused on legal frameworks, analyzing budgets, and contract costing in the public sector in California. The conference, held in Oakland, gave Teamsters 856 representatives a chance to exchange strategies and collaborate with other public sector reps from across the state and economist Dr. James Kimball,Read More >

Standing together makes us all stronger

The numbers tell the story: there is strength in numbers. Union workers make 27% more than their non-union counterparts. Without question, as the data shows, collective bargaining works. Not only are wages higher, but union workers are much more likely to have health benefits and a pension. This is a consequence of the right toRead More >

Unions Gain in Popularity, Particularly Among Young Adults

Americans’ support of labor unions continues to grow, jumping 5 percentage points in the last year alone to its highest approval rating since 2008, according to a recently conducted Gallup poll. Young adults, those aged 18 to 34, have the most favorable opinions of unions among all age groups surveyed – an encouraging signal forRead More >

American Airlines Teamsters Ratify First Teamster Contract 

For the first part of Marlene Gerken’s nearly 25-year career in the airline industry, she was a union member, but when her former employer, TWA, merged with American Airlines in the early nineties, she and her colleagues were left without union representation. However, that changed when US Airways, a company where employees were union, mergedRead More >

St. Rose Hospital Teamsters Secure Jobs, Backpay

Teamsters 856 radiology technicians at St. Rose Hospital have a little something extra to celebrate with this holiday season thanks to the vigilance of their union bargaining team. While in negotiations earlier this year, the 856 team, led by union representative Matthew Mullany, discovered that the hospital had failed to pay overtime and differentials toRead More >