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Sonoma County Public Defenders Vote to Affiliate with Teamsters 856

July 7, 2020

Santa Rosa, Calif. — The Sonoma County Deputy Public Defenders Attorneys’ Association (SCDPDAA) has voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 856. The association comprises nearly 30 attorneys serving as public defenders across Sonoma County. The public defenders join more than 300 new workers organized by Local 856 in 2020 alone. “The association chose to affiliateRead More >

Local 856 Food Processing Members Rally for Safety Standards

June 11, 2020

Yesterday, Local 856 Food Processing Division members rallied at Diamond Foods in Stockton, joining Teamsters across the nation in a day of action to bring attention to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the food industry and the need for enforceable safety standards, government funding for paid sick and family leave, hazard pay, access to personalRead More >

Teamsters Statement on Murder of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President, and Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission. “This past week marked another tragic time in our nation’s history with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, this is just the latest incident of an unwarrantedRead More >

Peter Finn appointed to SF COVID Task Force

May 18, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee have appointed Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer Peter Finn to the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. The task force is charged with guiding San Francisco’s efforts through the COVID-19 recovery to sustain and revive local businesses and employment, mitigate the economic hardships already affecting the most vulnerableRead More >