Monthly Archives: February 2023

Teamsters 856 Members Join Hundreds of Alameda County Workers To Demand an End to Staffing Crisis

February 23, 2023

On Monday, February 13, hundreds of Alameda County workers, including Teamsters 856 members, rallied with community allies in Oakland, protesting the nearly 25% vacancy rate and demanding county officials “Staff Up Alameda County.” “Each vacancy represents a vital service not being provided to the people of Alameda County,” said Edward Vieira-Ducey, President of the AlamedaRead More >

Stanford Hospital security guards and dispatchers join forces with Teamsters 856

February 9, 2023

(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — This week, more than 150 security guards and dispatchers at one of the nation’s most prestigious health care facilities, Stanford Hospital, entered into an agreement with Teamsters Local 856 to provide representational services on behalf of these workers. The recently formed association, United Security Associates Union (USAU), comprises security guards and dispatchersRead More >

Teamsters Announce Legislation to Protect Workers and California Roads

February 1, 2023

On Monday, January 30, Local 856 members joined hundreds of fellow Teamsters and lawmakers at the State Capitol to highlight the introduction of Teamster-sponsored legislation that would require human operators to be present in autonomous vehicles (AVs) weighing over 10,000 pounds. “Here’s the bottom line: big corporations are trying to implement autonomous vehicles for oneRead More >