Monthly Archives: December 2016

Strong bargaining team leads to strong contract for National/Alamo members

December 30, 2016

Teamsters 856 members at National and Alamo car rental ratified a new four-year agreement earlier this month. The new contract, which covers nearly 150 members working at the rental agencies’ Bay Area airport and downtown San Francisco locations, includes yearly raises, including increases tied to years of service, fully paid parking at airport locations, uniform cleaningRead More >

Substantial gains in Mt. Diablo Teamsters’ new contract

December 30, 2016

For 41 years John J. Sanchez has tended the grounds of the Mount Diablo Unified School District, mowing dozens of acres a day, readying football fields and baseball diamonds for play from scratch, and helping to set up the infrastructure for new school facilities are just some of the tasks he’s completed as an equipmentRead More >

856 Members in Contra Costa stop misuse of temp agency employees

December 19, 2016

Teamsters 856 is taking on the abuse and misuse of temporary agency workers at Contra Costa County, forcing the County to end its years-long practice of using temporary agency employees to fill what should be permanent positions. An agreement reached this month ensures that licensed vocational nurses and certified medical assistant positions in clinics and detention facilities currently filledRead More >

856 staff attorney elected to Alameda City Council

December 2, 2016

Soon, Teamsters 856 Public Policy Coordinator & Staff Attorney Malia Vella will add a new title to her name: Vice Mayor of Alameda. Vella was the top vote getter in the race for two city council seats in the East Bay city last month. She ran on a platform of increasing affordable housing, mitigating trafficRead More >

Best friends contemplate 50 years as Teamsters in car rental industry

December 2, 2016

A lot has changed in the half century since Teamsters 856 members Renee Cohen and Sylvia Shepard started their careers in the car rental industry at the San Francisco International Airport, but there is one thing that’s remained the steady: union membership. “The union was like my husband,” jokes Cohen. “It gave me a pension,Read More >