Monthly Archives: April 2017

Outsourcing is for Quitters

April 18, 2017

When many of us hear the term “outsourcing”, we might only think of offshoring—the practice of shipping American jobs out of the country. But outsourcing is much more than that. It also includes the subcontracting of jobs that were once done in-house to the lowest bidder and the privatization of our public services. Outsourcing inRead More >

856 helps secure millions to keep St. Rose Hospital open

April 3, 2017

Teamsters 856 was once again instrumental in securing millions of dollars in funding that will help keep St. Rose Hospital’s doors open. The Hayward facility, where 400 Local 856 members serve the community, has struggled financially over the last several years. However, with the assistance of Teamsters 856’s advocacy at the Alameda County Board ofRead More >

Teamsters 856’s first year in Contra Costa County

April 3, 2017

For a little over a year now, Teamsters 856 has represented workers employed by Contra Costa County. From wage increases to health care, improvements and changes in the way temporary employees are treated – a lot has been accomplished. Confidence, trust, and power have been built, and Teamsters 856 members are equipped to continue toRead More >

Strike On the Peninsula

April 3, 2017

Members at the Peninsula Humane Society have been fighting for a fair contract for more than a year. The contract fight came to a head in March when Animal Control Officers went on a one-day strike in response to unfair labor practices by their employer: PHS President Ken White. “Our members are doing their job,” saidRead More >

Shop Stewards: Members’ voices on the job

April 3, 2017

Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards are leaders in the union. Stewards address member needs, represent member concerns, and advocate for fellow members on the job. Strong Stewards are better equipped to win strong contracts, enforce the collective bargaining agreement, keep everyone informed of their rights as workers, and hold employers accountable. Developing strong Stewards helps buildRead More >