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856 Members Join Young Workers for Chicago Summit

In March, Teamsters 856 members, Mariko Davis, Elena Hernandez, and Joi Razon, traveled with Political Director Trish Blinstrub and Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella to take part in the in the Next Up Young Worker Summit in Chicago. The four-day event brought together more than 1,000 union workers age 35 and under from across theRead More >

Legislative Conference Brings Working People Together

On April 13th and 14th, a contingent of Teamsters 856 members attended the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference, themed, “Working People Standing Together”. The conference was packed with two days of workshops that centered on labor’s legislative agenda, including SB 546, which would require prior approval of healthcare premium increases that exceed specified thresholds chargedRead More >

Longtime Steward Passes Away

This month Teamsters 856 received the sad news that longtime member and National/Alamo Shop Steward Glenn Driscoll had passed away. Fellow National/Alamo Teamsters 856 Member Mitra Ahmadi, worked with Driscoll for nine years. She describes him as incredibly reliable, hardworking, and kind. Driscoll had worked at the Alamo National Bush Street location since 1998 whereRead More >

Holding Health Insurance Companies Accountable

One of the things that we are most passionate about is preserving access to quality, affordable healthcare. To do that, we must hold health insurance companies accountable by pushing for transparency to stop unjustifiable rate hikes. Historically, health insurance companies have not been required to provide underlying data to justify their rate increases and evenRead More >

St. Rose Members Ratify New Agreement

As of their March 12 ratification vote, nearly 400 Teamsters 856 members working at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward will be united under one contract. Previously, St. Rose Teamsters had been separated into two groups – the Technical Unit, which included respiratory care practitioners, emergency room technicians, and physical therapist assistants among other patient care technicians,Read More >