Monthly Archives: March 2018

W Hotel workers choose to stand together and become Teamsters

March 27, 2018

Reservations, front desk, concierge, and rooms control employees at the W San Francisco hotel have joined the more than 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by Teamsters 856 after a resounding yes vote last month. For Priya Kumari, the choice to form a union with Teamsters 856 was an easy one. After years of talking withRead More >

WCCUSD Campus Security Officers prevail in grievance settlement

March 27, 2018

Campus Security Officers (CSO) work throughout West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), looking out for the well-being, as well as the safety of staff and students. Recently, two CSOs refused to settle for a weak offer from WCCUSD, and instead pursued a remedy to their grievances that addresses systematic issues impacting all members ofRead More >

Marin General Hospital Teamsters ratify a new agreement with the Hospital

March 27, 2018

This month, Teamsters 856 members working in the technical unit at Marin General Hospital (MGH) ratified their new agreement with MGH. Their nine months of hard work throughout the negotiations process are a prime example of the power working people can wield when they stand together. “We were persistent with what we wanted and letRead More >

Local 856 representative receives Woman of the Year honor

March 27, 2018

In 1987, California Assemblymember Bev Hansen and Assemblymember Sally Tanner started the Woman of the Year event after they realized the Legislature had no events planned for Women’s History Month. Since then, a woman from each Senate and Assembly district is chosen and honored for the contributions she has made to the state. This Women’sRead More >

Local 856 member appointed to judgeship in Sonoma County

March 26, 2018

One of Local 856’s own has been given the opportunity to take his service to his community to the next level. Last month, Teamsters 856 member and Sonoma County Deputy District Attorney Christopher Honigsberg was appointed to a superior court judgeship by Governor Jerry Brown. “Chris was an outstanding deputy district attorney and president ofRead More >