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Le Méridien Workers Vote to Join Teamsters 856

June 3, 2022

Front-Office Staff at Le Méridien Hotel Vote to Become Members of Teamsters Local 856 On Thursday, June 2, the front-office staff at the famed upscale Le Méridien Hotel in San Francisco, CA overwhelmingly voted to become members of Teamsters Local 856, joining a growing movement of union hotels in the Bay Area. “We are proudRead More >

Celebrating Labor Heroes on AAPI Heritage Month

May 31, 2022

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also knows as Asian Pacific American Month, when we celebrate the incredible history, culture, and accomplishments of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The AAPI community has had and profound impact on the Labor Movement and the fight for justice. We’re taking a look atRead More >

Teamsters push California bill to strengthen “Buy American” rules

March 24, 2022

This morning Teamsters National Food Processing Division Director and Local 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn testified in support of California State Senate Bill 1308 – legislation that would clarify and strengthen existing Buy American requirements by prohibiting schools from buying non-American products unless there is a 25% or more price differential. “When public schools buyRead More >

Sean O’Brien becomes IBT General President, Local 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn sworn in as Western Region Vice President

March 22, 2022

Today marked an historic occasion for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Local 856 as Sean O’Brien took office as the Teamsters General President and the entire General Executive Board, which includes Local 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn, was sworn in to their 5-year term.  In addition to assuming the role of Western Region ViceRead More >