About Us

Teamsters 856 is a growing union of more than 8,000 working people throughout Northern California standing together for economic progress and fairness on the job. We 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 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters and has grown to become one of the largest and most influential Local Unions in Northern California. Our members work in a broad spectrum of professions in the public and private sector at over 150 employers, in such diverse industries as airline, benefit administration, car rental, healthcare, hotel, law enforcement, public services and more.

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