About 856

Teamsters 856 is a growing union of 23,000 working people throughout Northern California with offices in Sacramento, Central Valley, and Salinas, as well as three offices in the Bay Area, including Oakland, Santa Rosa, and San Bruno. We stand together for economic progress and fairness on the job and work to combine effective strategic planning with strong resources to position ourselves to fight smart at the bargaining table; provide aggressive representation in the workplace; and encourage member participation and involvement.

Founded in 1949, Teamsters 856 is affiliated with the 1.2 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters and has grown to become the largest Teamster Local in California. Our members work in a broad spectrum of professions at over 200 different employers in both the public and private sector, in such diverse industries as airline, package and freight, benefit administration, car rental, healthcare, hotel, food processing, law enforcement, public services and more.

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