Welcome!

Welcome to TEAMSTERS 856 — a union with a history of winning for working people. I look forward to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you as we continue to build upon our successes and make improvements for working people and families.” —Peter Finn, TEAMSTERS 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer

Teamsters 856 Membership

Teamsters 856 members stand together with their colleagues to secure a fair return on their work, quality, affordable health care, retirement security and to improve working conditions, through a legally binding collective bargaining agreement, or “contract” with their employer. (Click here to request the current contract at your workplace.)

Teamsters 856 members have the right to: 

  • Vote on proposed contract changes
  • Vote at membership meetings
  • Serve as shop stewards
  • Attend union trainings
  • And enjoy many other member benefits 

If you work in the public sector, make sure to complete your Teamsters 856 Strength in Numbers membership form.

Public Sector Membership Form

Private Sector Membership Form

If you work in the private sector, please contact the Teamsters 856 office to request a membership form.


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About TEAMSTERS 856

Teamsters 856 is a growing union of more than 12,000 working people throughout Northern California. Local 856 members work in a broad spectrum of professions in both the public and private sectors at over 150 different employers.

Teamsters 856 members serve the public as district attorneys, public school employees, health care professionals, police officers, firefighters, fire inspectors, librarians, airline mechanics, engineers, car rental agents, building inspectors, hotel workers, public safety dispatchers, zookeepers, water and wastewater technicians, nurses, probation officers, non-profit workers, maintenance technicians, animal care and control officers, and more.

Click here to find out more about where Teamsters 856 members work.

By standing together, TEAMSTERS 856 members have:

  • Secured wage increases
  • Improved safety and working condition standards in their workplaces
  • Protected their pensions ensuring their retirement security
  • Maintained access to quality, affordable health care for members and their families

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