Posts Tagged: shop stewards

Outsourcing victory empowers Delta Dental Teamsters

September 13, 2018

In recent years, Delta Dental has chosen to send work done by union members in California to Georgia and Mexico in order to save money. The result: errors in work that often have to be corrected by Teamsters 856 members in California. “The company was trying to save money by shipping our jobs to states that pay lowerRead More >

Shop Stewards: The backbone of Teamsters 856

April 30, 2018

This month, 50 new and veteran Teamsters 856 shop stewards gathered in San Francisco for training to learn new skills and refresh their existing knowledge. Shop stewards are the backbone of the local union. In one day, a steward can be called on to act as an advocate, a sounding board, a negotiator, a contractRead More >

Stronger Together: Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards

June 6, 2017

In May, Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards met for the second of three Steward Seminars that will be held this year. The members in attendance were Shop Stewards for Contra Costa County, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Enterprise, American Airlines, West Valley College, Alamo National, Daly City Police Department, Northwest Administrators, and the City of Milbrae. ThroughoutRead More >

Shop Stewards: Members’ voices on the job

April 3, 2017

Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards are leaders in the union. Stewards address member needs, represent member concerns, and advocate for fellow members on the job. Strong Stewards are better equipped to win strong contracts, enforce the collective bargaining agreement, keep everyone informed of their rights as workers, and hold employers accountable. Developing strong Stewards helps buildRead More >