Monthly Archives: October 2016

Taking a Seat: Improving Working Conditions at the Front Desk

October 31, 2016

Workers across California can finally take a load off, thanks to a recent opinion issued by the state’s Supreme Court that states that if employees can perform their duties while seated, employers must provide seats. “This has been a long time coming,” said Staff Attorney Susanna Farber. “The Court said that an employer’s preference thatRead More >

856 Members Travel to Swing State to Defeat Trump

October 30, 2016

In early October, a delegation of Teamsters 856 members joined with other union members across California to travel to Nevada to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. The 856 team, led by new Representative Veronica Diaz, spent the weekend knocking on doors and talking to voters in the swing state to ensure the defeatRead More >

Seventh Annual Steward Appreciation Day Brings Members Together

October 29, 2016

More than 100 Teamsters 856 shop stewards turned out for our 7th annual Shop Steward Appreciation Day on October 22. This year’s event was held at the Hilton Oakland Airport and included training workshops conducted by Sally Payne from International Brotherhood of Teamsters Training and Development Department, a luncheon, and awards reception. Teamsters 856 wasRead More >

Alameda Probation Members Stand Together, Win Long Contract Fight

October 7, 2016

Standing their ground through a year and half of bargaining proved a worthwhile endeavor for Teamsters 856 Alameda Probation Officers who recently ratified a new four-year agreement. “I’m extremely happy, this is the best contract we’ve ever gotten,” said Teamsters 856 Steward and Bargaining Team Member Chantell Curl. “There were no take-aways; we got everythingRead More >

Edgewood Counselors Negotiate Strong Inaugural Contract

October 7, 2016

Teamsters 856 members at Edgewood Center for Children and Families overwhelmingly ratified their first Teamster agreement last month — an especially remarkable feat, as only 25% of newly organized private sector groups ever achieve a first contract. The new agreement, ratified and signed in September, covers roughly 140 counselors at the agency and includes anRead More >