Posts Tagged: United Airlines

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

March 27, 2019

“I decided not to look back, but to move forward,” said Jimmy Uharriet. Jimmy is a Teamsters SFO mechanic at United Airlines. In March 2016, Jimmy’s entire life changed when an accident left him totally blind. What’s interesting about Jimmy is that his is not just a story about a person overcoming incredible odds toRead More >

Local 856 members continue to advocate for misclassified workers

March 20, 2019

Last month, Local 856 members from United Airlines and Delta Dental headed to the Capitol once again to speak up in support of misclassified workers. “This reminds me of why unions got started,” said United Airlines Teamster, Dan Johnston. “We’re fighting for workers’ rights and security.” In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimousRead More >

Highlights from around Teamsters 856 – August 2018

August 16, 2018

Local 856 stands in solidarity with Teamsters Local 853 Members from Contra Costa County and United Airlines joined Teamsters 853 members in San Francisco’s Castro district on August 23rd to demand secure retirement benefits for shuttle bus drivers from We Drive U and Loop Inc. who transport employees to Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple,Read More >

Local 856 shines at Teamsters Women’s Conference in San Antonio

October 19, 2017

  Last month, a contingent of 18 Teamsters 856 women traveled to San Antonio to represent the Local at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Women’s Conference. The three-day event, which drew 1,100 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada this year, offers Teamster women an opportunity to engage in educational workshops, make connections with fellowRead More >

Empowerment at the Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference

September 8, 2017

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) convenes for their annual conference. This year, for the first time in its 42-year history, the conference was held in Canada – specifically Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, Teamsters 856 sent Veronica Hudson, a Shop Steward and 26-year Detention Services Worker at the West County Detention CenterRead More >