Posts Categorized: For the Press

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. 


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 >

San Francisco Zoo Teamsters Win Landmark Agreement

August 18, 2023

(SAN FRANCISCO) After more than eight months of negotiations and days before a potential strike, Teamsters at the San Francisco Zoo voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year contract.  “Nothing was given to us,” said Katy Tordsen, San Francisco Zoo Animal Keeper. “The improvements in this contract were won by the unwavering support of eachRead More >