Monthly Archives: October 2023

Westrock Workers Join Teamsters 856

October 30, 2023

On Thursday, 110 WestRock workers in Salinas, Calif., voted overwhelmingly, 88-3, for representation with Teamsters Local 856, joining a growing national movement of workers in the printing industry seeking strong union representation. 

Local 856 Shop Stewards Lead the Way

October 26, 2023

With more than 17,000 members across Northern California in both the public and private sector in nearly all industries, having effective worksite leaders is crucial to delivering strong contracts, enforcing those contracts, and further improving upon our workplace protections. And I can say with absolute confidence that our Local 856 shop stewards are second toRead More >


October 24, 2023

Step in the Right Direction Not a Substitute for Human Operators (SAN FRANCISCO) – The following is a statement from Peter Finn, Teamsters Western Region International Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 856, regarding the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles’ decision to suspend the autonomous vehicle company Cruise’s license to operate in the CityRead More >