We held our first Local 856 Food Processing Division (FPD) Organizing Training in Stockton early this month. During the training, members of the FPD learned the organizing fundamentals they need to build Teamster power in their workplaces. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Starting with our annual Thanksgiving meetings in November and ending with our Food Processing Division Christmas Gift Giveaways this week, Local 856 members have celebrated the holiday season together at festive meetings in Sacramento, South San Francisco, Yuba City, and Stockton. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
This month, City and County of San Francisco building inspectors officially became full members of Local 856. The group originally joined Teamsters 856 as affiliate members in 2015 to align their 51-year-old independent association, the Building Inspectors Association of San Francisco (BIASF), with a strong union that could represent them at the negotiations table andRead More >
Last month, the staff of the Rainbow Center of Contra Costa County became the newest group to form a union with Teamsters 856. Rainbow is the only LGBTQ community center in all of Contra Costa County. The center provides youth, families, adults, and seniors with free and sliding scale group, couples, family, and individualRead More >
Early this month, Local 856 Shop Steward Erica Goldblatt, Political Director Tricia Suzuki Blinstrub, and Representative Corey Hallman traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to take part in the Teamsters Presidential Candidates Forum on December 7th. Six top Democratic candidates were in attendance: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mayor Pete Buttigieg ofRead More >