Monthly Archives: December 2017

Local 856 helps save WCCUSD Teamster’s job

December 22, 2017

When an incident took place at work that could have resulted in his transfer from his current worksite, Ambika “Raj” Maharaj, didn’t know his union would be there to advocate on his behalf, but Local 856 successfully helped him save his job. Raj is a Campus Security Officer at Hercules High School — part ofRead More >

Public employees in Marin County vote to affiliate with Local 856  

December 15, 2017

­­­ MCMEA, an association of over 300 public employees in Marin County, recently voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with Teamsters 856. MCMEA members are County professionals in public works, health and human services, the County sheriff’s office, information technology services, and more.  Teamsters 856 has a long history of advocating for working people in Marin County – the Local alsoRead More >

Local 856 shop steward vindicated in retaliation case

December 15, 2017

Karen Goff has worked for Daly City for 10 years, and has served as a Local 856 shop steward for almost eight of those years. In her work as a police assistant, Karen is a combination of a community service officer and a traffic enforcer. “I’m proud of the work I do,” she explained. “WhenRead More >

Strong contract in the town of Hillsborough

December 15, 2017

Local 856 members working for the town of Hillsborough have secured a four-year contract, which includes a 12 percent raise over the term of the agreement, no increase to their health care, a new wellness benefit, and the restoration of vacation buy back. The union represents permit and accounting technicians, planning department staff, building inspectors,Read More >

Executive Board to Begin New 3-Year Term

December 14, 2017

In January, Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer Peter Finn, along with the entire Executive Board, will begin a new three-year term leading the Union. In November, all members of the Executive Board were nominated, without opposition, and declared elected by acclamation for a three-year term beginning in January 2018. “We are honored to have the opportunity and readyRead More >