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Victory for working people: Governor signs AB 5 into law!

September 18, 2019

  Today, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law. The new law helps protect working people from being misclassified as independent contractors by corporations that want to deny them basic labor protections like overtime and the right to become union members. Through multiple visits to the Capitol, Local 856 members worked alongside unionRead More >

Eckert Cold Storage Members Stand Together

August 26, 2019

¡Sí se puede! Local 856 Food Processing Division members at Eckert Cold Storage in Escalon have pledged to stand together in their fight for a fair contract with their employer.

Local 856 keeps cuts away from the classroom and saves school district jobs

August 5, 2019

After a Teamsters 856-led campaign that included West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) members, students, parents, and teachers joining forces, 25 graduate tutors will return to the classroom and learning centers this school year after facing all but certain cuts. “Fighting and winning makes me feel more encouraged to keep fighting when I feelRead More >

Airline shop stewards strengthen organizing and leadership skills

August 2, 2019

July was busy but rewarding for Local 856 shop stewards in the airline industry. Worksite leaders from American Airlines, Air Canada, and United Airlines gathered at the Teamsters 856 union hall in San Bruno to receive trainings on a range of topics, such as the laws surrounding their union contracts and how to resolve conflictsRead More >