Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fourth SamTrans Teamsters 856 Group Achieves Contract

June 29, 2016

For Adrian Gutierrez and his colleagues at the San Mateo Transit District, organizing to become Teamsters was relatively easy — most likely because  their colleagues in the other three Teamsters 856 bargaining units at the District paved the way for them through hard-fought campaigns for union recognition. Gutierrez and his fellow maintenance supervisors, unanimously signed authorization cardsRead More >

Why Elections Matter

June 22, 2016

In 2015, Teamsters Local 856 backed veteran progressive Aaron Peskin in his bid for Supervisor District 3 in San Francisco. At the same time, a measure was on the San Francisco ballot that aimed to curb illegal short-term rentals in the city. If passed, the measure would have forced sites like AirBnB to play byRead More >

New Teamster Stewards Learn How to Represent Colleagues in Meetings

June 21, 2016

Getting called into an investigatory meeting can be an intimidating experience, so it’s reassuring to know that your Teamster steward will be there to have your back. That’s why on Monday, June 20, Teamsters 856 held a training specifically on this topic for new shop stewards in San Francisco. The class went over Weingarten Rights,Read More >

St. Rose Teamsters’ good deed goes viral, brings co-workers together

June 9, 2016

Billy Nguyen has only been volunteering at St. Rose Hospital for a few months, but his constant smile and infectious enthusiasm has quickly made him one of the most beloved figures at the Hayward facility. So when St. Rose Teamsters 856 Members Lauren Jang and Veronica Meraz dreamed up a plan to surprise the specialRead More >