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Local 856 representative receives Woman of the Year honor

In 1987, California Assemblymember Bev Hansen and Assemblymember Sally Tanner started the Woman of the Year event after they realized the Legislature had no events planned for Women’s History Month. Since then, a woman from each Senate and Assembly district is chosen and honored for the contributions she has made to the state. This Women’sRead More >

Local 856 member appointed to judgeship in Sonoma County

One of Local 856’s own has been given the opportunity to take his service to his community to the next level. Last month, Teamsters 856 member and Sonoma County Deputy District Attorney Christopher Honigsberg was appointed to a superior court judgeship by Governor Jerry Brown. “Chris was an outstanding deputy district attorney and president ofRead More >

Hertz Teamsters win $20,000 settlement

Separate settlements were recently reached at Hertz in the San Jose International Airport (SJC) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that required the company to pay a $10,000 settlement to Local 856 members at each airport who lost time when the company outsourced their work. It started when Hertz rolled out its Ultimate Choice programRead More >

Speaking Out Against Rising Health Care Costs

In February, I had the opportunity to represent our Union at the Capitol in Sacramento. Alongside representatives from the California Labor Federation, I addressed the State Assembly, and called on the Legislature to pass a solution that controls the ever-increasing costs of health care that are burdening working families. Local 856 represents 13,000 members, workingRead More >