Monthly Archives: October 2016

Health & Welfare Wrongfully Denied to Members Restored 

October 7, 2016

Imagine if taking your sick leave made you ineligible for health insurance. This catch-22 situation was a reality for dozens of Teamsters 856 members at the Hilton Oakland Airport after management took it upon themselves to very narrowly interpret the contract. Local 856 members who used their earned, collectively bargained, sick leave, holiday, and vacationRead More >

Finding Solidarity at the Teamster Women’s Conference

October 7, 2016

Local 856 members Janine Jabin-Roach (Northwest Administrators), Kathy Newell (Delta Dental), and Melissa Wagner (Pier 39) joined more than 1,300 Teamster women from across North America at this year’s Teamsters Women’s Conference in Hollywood late last month. It was the first time at the annual event for all three members, who were able to participateRead More >