Monthly Archives: January 2017

856 Steward speaks to Congress members about misuse of temp agency employees

January 31, 2017

On January 17, Shop Steward Lisa Day represented Local 856 at a Local Workforce Town Hall held at Teamsters Local 853 in Oakland. The event, attended by eight members of Congress (Representatives Mark DeSaulnier, Barbara Lee, Mike Thompson, Eric Swalwell, Jared Huffman, Mark Pocan, Debbie Dingell, and Donald Norcross) focused on challenges facing workers today.Read More >

Solidarity works: Bridge Dist. Teamsters Negotiate Strong Contract

January 30, 2017

Teamsters 856 members working for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District have voted to extend their contracts for another three years, securing wages and creating health care cost stability. “Forecasting out-of-pocket expenses was something that we considered when agreeing to extend the contracts,” said Teamsters 856 Vice President Rudy Gonzalez. “With these extensions,Read More >

Giving back is its own reward for longtime 856 steward

January 30, 2017

This month, Secretary-Treasurer Peter Finn honored longtime Teamsters 856 Steward Ken Hall at Local 856’s General Membership Meeting. Hall, who served as an 856 shop steward for 18 years, recently retired after more than 31 years with the City of San Bruno. Finn commended Hall’s significant knowledge and willingness to step up and go toRead More >

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

January 7, 2017

Every challenge presents an opportunity, and no doubt about it, we are facing some very challenging times ahead. However, now is not the time to recoil and feel sorry for ourselves, we need to go on the offensive and take a stand for issues that are important to us, such as quality, affordable health care.Read More >