Monthly Archives: May 2017

Marin General Hospital under fire during hearing on working conditions

May 6, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Susanna Farber, (415) 310-6730, Employees testify that the quality of their working conditions impacts the quality of patient care at the hospital San Rafael, Calif. – On Saturday, May 6, the North Bay Jobs With Justice Workers’ Rights Board held a hearing to investigate allegations by Marin General Hospital employees that theirRead More >

Solidarity and perseverance wins great contract

May 4, 2017

For over a year, Teamsters 856 members at the Hilton Oakland Airport fought hard for a strong contract. From the very beginning of negotiations, the bargaining team knew they wanted to break the mold, and set ambitious goals. In April, with a vote of 59 – 0, members ratified their most comprehensive and complete contract,Read More >

Contract Victory at Peninsula Humane Society

May 4, 2017

In March, Animal Control Officers at the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) in San Mateo County went on a one-day strike in response to unfair labor practices by PHS President Ken White. By April, union workers at PHS had ratified a good union contract – a victory for a group of strong Teamsters 856 members. TheRead More >

DRIVE: Fighting big business and protecting workers

May 4, 2017

In the last few months, over 200 Teamsters 856 members have made or increased their commitment to build power together through the Union’s DRIVE program. DRIVE or Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education is the International Brotherhood of Teamster’s political action committee. DRIVE is non-partisan and provides support for policies and politicians that stand with workingRead More >

Teamsters 856 member honored for her hard work and dedication

May 4, 2017

Last September, Teamsters 856 member Rosaura De Alvarez was recognized as Employee of the Month by the County of Marin. Just a few months later, she learned she would receive the County’s Employee of the Year award as well. With her track record of going above and beyond both on the job and in herRead More >