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ScholarMatch Employees Vote to Form Union with Teamsters 856

February 22, 2021

(SAN FRANCISCO) — After battling an anti-worker campaign, direct service staff at San Francisco-based non-profit ScholarMatch today overwhelmingly voted to form a union with Teamsters Local 856 by nearly 90%. ScholarMatch employees began the process of unionizing last year after becoming concerned with instability and ensuring equity at the non-profit. Since last summer, multiple board members and senior leaders haveRead More >

Central County Firefighters Union Votes to Affiliate with Local 856

February 18, 2021

(Burlingame, Calif.) — The Central County Firefighters Union has overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 856 this week. The 70 firefighters serve the 70,000 residents and tens of thousands of visitors each year in the Burlingame, Millbrae, and Hillsborough communities throughout San Mateo County.  “Local 856 is proud to welcome the members of theRead 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 >

Eden Medical Center Local 856 members informational picket

Take Action this Labor Day

September 7, 2020

Labor Day is a time when we take a moment to reflect on all that can be accomplished when working people stand together and push forward for progress. However, our fight is never over, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for strong unions and worker protections. At Local 856, we are proud toRead More >