Posts Categorized: For the Press

Teamsters Celebrate Passing of SB 490: The Buy American Food Act

September 28, 2022

Statement from Peter Finn, Teamster Food Processing Division Director and Teamsters Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer on the passing of SB 490 – The Buy American Food Act: “The Teamsters Food Processing Division thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing SB 490 to strengthen Buy American requirements for school meals. Once again, California leads the nation and isRead More >

Eden Medical Center Members Hold One-Day Strike

December 24, 2020

Last week, 140 Teamsters 856 members at Eden Medical Center walked off the job as part of a one-day strike for patient care. The frontline Teamsters include respiratory care therapists, lab technicians, imaging technicians, and other health care professionals at the Castro Valley Hospital. Eden Medical Center Teamsters have detailed staffing shortages, lack of leadership, and shortages of PPERead More >

Eden Medical Center Teamsters to Strike Monday

December 10, 2020

CASTRO VALLEY, CALIF. – Frontline health care workers, including respiratory care therapists, lab technicians, imaging technicians, and other health care professionals will strike Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley this Monday, December 14. The workers are 140 members of Teamsters 856 who have been in negotiations with the hospital for ten months for a new contract. “When we beganRead More >

LGBTQ+ Family Support Group Joins Local 856

August 24, 2020

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Workers at the Our Family Coalition based in San Francisco have joined Teamsters Local 856. The Coalition organizes workshops, support groups, classes and seasonal celebrations in support of LGBTQ+ families with children, prospective parents, youth, allies, community partners and volunteers in San Francisco and the East Bay. Corey Hallman, business agent withRead More >