Teamsters 856 is a growing union of 17,000 working people throughout Northern California standing together for economic progress and fairness on the job. We work to combine effective strategic planning with strong resources to position ourselves to fight smart at the bargaining table; provide aggressive representation in the workplace; and encourage member participation and involvement.
The 2023 Teamsters Women’s Conference kicked off on Monday, August 28, setting the stage for a vibrant celebration of unity, empowerment, and progress. With over 1,500 Teamster women in attendance, this year’s conference was the largest in our history. “I couldn’t be prouder of our Teamsters 856 members who represented our local at the TeamstersRead More >
(SAN FRANCISCO) After more than eight months of negotiations and days before a potential strike, Teamsters at the San Francisco Zoo voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year contract. “Nothing was given to us,” said Katy Tordsen, San Francisco Zoo Animal Keeper. “The improvements in this contract were won by the unwavering support of eachRead More >
Fighting for strong contracts takes determination and implementing a comprehensive plan that involves aggressive bargaining, leveraging the law to build power, deploying a political plan to gain support from elected officials, creating a communications strategy to ensure our message is reaching the right people, and most importantly, strong member involvement from participating in negotiations surveys,Read More >