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.
Teamsters Local 856 members of West Contra Costa County Unified School District (WCCUSD) have overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract that includes significant wage increases and market rate adjustments for overlooked classifications to combat high vacancy rates. The victory comes after over six months of grueling negotiations, which included numerous actions, including a rallyRead More >
Dozens of union members and elected officials joined the Crowne Plaza SFO Teamsters Local 856 members on Thursday, November 17, for an informational leaflet in front of the hotel demanding a fair contract and calling for hotel ownership to bargain in good faith. Special thanks to CA State Senator Josh Becker, Burlingame Councilmember Emily Beach,Read More >
After a year-long legislative battle, all of us at Local 856 have won a significant victory in our ongoing fight against outsourcing. The legislative win protects Teamster jobs by strengthening Buy America laws here in California. Buy America requirements protect good middle-class union jobs by preventing outsourcing and ensuring American tax-payer dollars are re-invested inRead More >