Monthly Archives: October 2019

Shop Steward Appreciation Day 2019

October 27, 2019

Last month, more than 150 shop stewards and members attended Local 856’s 10th annual Shop Steward Appreciation Day. The event, which took place at the Westin SFO in Millbrae this year, honored and thanked the Local’s stewards who act as mediators, advocates, contract enforcers and more for their Teamsters 856 colleagues. “We know from firsthandRead More >

Second Teamsters contract at Edgewood builds on the gains of the first

October 17, 2019

In 2016, the staff at Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco were brand new Teamsters who had just ratified their first union contract. The contract and all the improvements that came with it were a huge victory after an arduous organizing campaign. Last month, Edgewood Teamsters approved their second contract, building uponRead More >

Member Spotlight: Roberta Patton, Northwest Administrators

October 17, 2019

Roberta Patton lives in the house where she grew up in Millbrae, the community that means so much to her. It’s the house on the lot her parents bought in 1949 and the house her family lived in while her parents ran a union sheet metal shop in San Francisco. Roberta is a strong unionRead More >

Local 856 members help save a life in Millbrae

October 17, 2019

August 26, 2019, might have been just another workday for Hector Camacho and his City of Millbrae Public Works co-worker, Evan Ramirez, but an accident at the end of the day made it one to remember. “We were getting off work and it happened right by the freeway on-ramp,” said Hector. Hector and Evan wereRead More >

Solidarity and strength lead to strong new contract at Eckert Cold Storage

October 14, 2019

Congratulations to Local 856 members at Eckert Cold Storage Escalon! Members there ratified a strong new contract this month. Getting there was not easy, but the members stood strong and persisted. “After several months of difficult negotiations, we faced the most difficult challenges we have ever gone through with this company,” recalled Delia Elenes. DeliaRead More >