Local 856 members know that their union is at its strongest when members stand together. That’s why at many workplaces, members and their Teamsters 856 representatives have created Strength In Numbers committees.
One of the goals of the committee is to make sure that every new employee where they work becomes a member of Local 856. And to reach that goal, they attend new employee orientations and talk to their new co-workers about what it means to be a union member and why it’s important for employees to stand together as members of Teamsters 856.
Members of the Contra Costa County Teamsters Strength In Numbers committee have been attending orientations for some time now and have had great success in answering new employee’s questions and welcoming them to Teamsters 856.
Recently, the Contra Costa County committee met with the West Contra Costa Unified School District Strength In Numbers committee and shop stewards from Teamsters 856 public sector units around the East Bay to train them on best practices for onboarding new employees at new employee orientations.
Check out photos below of members helping members keep our union strong. This is Strength In Numbers.