Monthly Archives: September 2017

Teamsters at the San Francisco Zoo took on outsourcing, and won

September 11, 2017

In August, Teamsters 856 members at the San Francisco Zoo called out their employer’s attempt to outsource custodial work, and stopped them in their tracks. “Outsourcing the skill, knowledge, and experience of dedicated in-house employees that are committed to quality work leads to a poor product and reduced service levels,” said Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer andRead More >

Building upon a strong contract in the Town of Windsor

September 8, 2017

A little less than three years ago, employees of the Town of Windsor negotiated a strong first contract as members of their new union, Teamsters 856. In August, the bargaining unit unanimously ratified a contract extension that builds upon the strengths of the existing contract. The extension ensures that members’ healthcare and retirement costs willRead More >

Empowerment at the Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference

September 8, 2017

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) convenes for their annual conference. This year, for the first time in its 42-year history, the conference was held in Canada – specifically Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, Teamsters 856 sent Veronica Hudson, a Shop Steward and 26-year Detention Services Worker at the West County Detention CenterRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamster reinstated after wrongful termination

September 8, 2017

After 13 years of service, Victoria Mozzetti was wrongfully terminated from her position as an Institutional Service Worker (ISW) for Contra Costa County. Last May, Victoria resigned in haste after an incident at work. When she spoke to her husband about her resignation, they decided that it was best for their family for her toRead More >

Dedicated Teamster retires from the City of Fremont

September 8, 2017

Last month, Donna Gott retired from her job as a Community Service Officer for the City of Fremont 30 years to the day from her first day in 1987. She spoke with us about her time serving her community, working as a Shop Steward, and what it means to be a Teamster. How did youRead More >