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Members helping members keeps Local 856 strong

January 2019 In January, Teamster 856 members from the Contra Costa County and West Contra Costa Unified School District Strength in Numbers committees met again for a morning of training in the Local 856 field office in Martinez. The training was kicked off with a welcome by Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn. Sally PayneRead More >

Standing strong together as we enter 2019

When I think about what a Teamster is, instead of thinking about the many different jobs we all do, for me, being a Teamster is about standing together with your co-workers and not being afraid to challenge the boss. It’s fighting with full force at the bargaining table for improved wages, quality affordable health care,Read More >

Tricia Suzuki now Political Director of Teamsters 350 and Teamsters 856

For Immediate Release January 8, 2019 Contact: Tricia Suzuki, (650) 452-3109, trish@ibt856.org Teamsters Locals 350 and 856 have entered into a strategic partnership that combines the political resources of both unions to further bolster the political power necessary to build strong futures for Teamster members of both Local unions. As part of the partnership, TriciaRead More >

Marin General Hospital Teamsters show solidarity with their NUHW co-workers

Local 856 represents hundreds of members at Marin General Hospital — members who work as surgical technologists, patient admitting staff, monitor technicians, and environmental services aides. In December, many of those members chose to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their co-workers in the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) during NUHW’s one-day informational picket line. These union members workRead More >