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One city — Two strong contracts

When negotiations for their latest contract began earlier this year in the City of South San Francisco, Teamsters 856 members knew they could face an employer that would try to force concessions. Rather than backing down, members went into bargaining strong and were able to negotiate two contracts they could be proud of. Not only were membersRead More >

S.F. settlement forces Airbnb to play by the rules

For more information on how the “gig economy” hurts workers, click here.  Teamsters 856 stewards who attended the Local’s annual steward appreciation event in late 2015 in San Francisco will remember Aaron Peskin’s address to the crowd. Peskin – who at the time was running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors – gave anRead More >

Shop Stewards come out for Oakland training seminar

Last month, Teamsters 856 held a Shop Steward Training Seminar in Oakland. Stewards from West Contra Costa Unified School District, Delta Dental, Contra Costa County, American Airlines, Hertz, Avis Budget, UPS, Marin General Hospital, Washington Hospital, Alameda County Probation, Marriott Union Square, National Alamo, the City of Fremont Police Department, and the City of Pittsburg allRead More >

Teamsters 856 President honored with Unity Award

Last month, Teamsters 856 President Mike Lagomarsino was honored with the Unity Award by the San Mateo Labor Council. Mike, who has been a delegate to the Labor Council for over a decade, received the honor during their 38th annual COPE banquet. “Mike is a true-blue union man that cares deeply about doing good workRead More >

Bidding a fond farewell to one of our best

Longtime Teamsters 856 Office Manager and Secretary to the Principal Officer, Laura Villafane retires From the beginning, it seemed Laura Villafane was destined to come to work for the Teamsters. Her career began in 1978, when she worked for a union attorney whose office was in the same building as Local 856. Years and a few office moves later,Read More >