Monthly Archives: March 2016

Alameda Probation Teamsters Call for Chief’s Firing

March 31, 2016

Teamsters 856 Alameda Probation Officers are taking a drastic step to restore stability to their workplace by calling for the immediate removal of the Chief Probation Officer. In a letter last week on behalf of the Alameda County membership, Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn and Staff Attorney Malia Vella implored the Board of SupervisorsRead More >

United Airlines Teamsters Keep Up Pressure for a Fair Contract

March 31, 2016

This month, United Airlines members continued the fight for a fair contract with actions in New York City and at SFO. On March 8, 856 members joined hundreds of United Airlines Teamsters from across the country to picket JP Morgan’s annual Aviation, Transportation & Industrials investor conference in New York City, warning attendees of ongoing laborRead More >

Flexing Labor Power at the Capital

March 31, 2016

Remember Gov. Brown’s recent joke that made national news about a building a wall around California if Trump got elected? Well, he made that off-the-cuff remark at the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference in Sacramento, and 856 staffers, Peter Finn, Rudy Gonzalez, Trish Blinstrub, and Malia Vella were in attendance. The annual event, heldRead More >

Video: Stewards Make a Difference

March 31, 2016

Sometimes being a shop steward can seem like a thankless job, but as long time Delta Dental Steward Thomas “TC” Crocker can now attest,  a steward’s dedication is definitely noticed and appreciated. TC retired last month after more than 40 years as a Teamster. Watch this touching tribute from his colleagues detailing the impact heRead More >

SCOTUS Split Decision Upholds Right to Strong Public Sector Unions

March 30, 2016

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court  issued a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that threatened to upend forty years of public sector collective bargaining by imposing “right to work” on all state, city, county and public agency employers and their employees’ labor unions. The court issued a one-line “per curiam” decisionRead More >