Monthly Archives: August 2015

856 Members’ Children Awarded Teamster Scholarships

August 31, 2015

Teamsters 856 is thrilled to announce that nearly $20,000 in Teamster scholarships have been awarded to the daughters and sons of 856 members. The scholarships come from a variety of sources, including the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship, the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship, and the Harry Polland/Robert Morales Joint Council 7 Scholarship. “I was really excitedRead More >

Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference Inspires 856 Members

August 31, 2015

For Teamsters 856 Stewards Kevin Bryant and Brandon Ransburg, attending Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference was a unique opportunity to experience the larger Teamster movement. “It was great to connect with other Teamsters from all across the country and Canada – I didn’t even know there were Teamsters in Canada!” Ransburg said. The Alameda Probation OfficersRead More >

Members Attend Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston

August 30, 2015

Last week, a contingent of Teamsters 856 women attended the Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston. The annual three-day event unites Teamster women from across the country, provides educational workshops, and features guest speakers. This year’s theme was “Boston Strong. Teamster Strong.” A big thanks to the members who took the time to attend and representRead More >

Rosemarie Amado, ‘Voice of Local 856’ Retires

August 30, 2015

If you’ve called the Local 856 office in the last 15 years, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken with Rosemarie Amado, or “the voice of Local 856” as Vice President Rudy Gonzalez affectionately nicknamed her. However, earlier this year, Amado announced her intention to retire and on July 31 she answered her last call as theRead More >

SFO UAL Teamsters Continue Wednesday Rallies to Support Bargaining Team

August 14, 2015

United Airlines Teamsters once again turned out to show support for their negotiating team this week with a lunchtime rally at the SFO Base. The rallies, which started a few months ago, occur on weeks when the United Airlines Teamsters bargaining team is in negotiations with the company. This week, the negotiations were taking placeRead More >