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Strike On the Peninsula

Members at the Peninsula Humane Society have been fighting for a fair contract for more than a year. The contract fight came to a head in March when Animal Control Officers went on a one-day strike in response to unfair labor practices by their employer: PHS President Ken White. “Our members are doing their job,” saidRead More >

Shop Stewards: Members’ voices on the job

Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards are leaders in the union. Stewards address member needs, represent member concerns, and advocate for fellow members on the job. Strong Stewards are better equipped to win strong contracts, enforce the collective bargaining agreement, keep everyone informed of their rights as workers, and hold employers accountable. Developing strong Stewards helps buildRead More >

One-Day Peninsula Humane Society Strike Announced

For Immediate Release                                                                                                    Contact: Tim Jenkins, (415) 275-0528, tjenkins@ibt856.org Animal Control Officers will strike against unfair labor practices and unacceptable shelter conditions (San Mateo, Calif.) – On Tuesday, March 14, Animal Control Officers (ACO) at the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) – membersRead More >

856 Members hold big insurance accountable at public hearing

The health insurance industry was forced to face more than 1200 union members last month to hear devastating real-life impacts outrageous rate hikes have had on working families’ ability to maintain a living in California. The public hearing, held in San Francisco on February 1, came thanks to a 2015 law co-sponsored by the TeamstersRead More >