News & Publications

Thanksgiving Meetings

October 31, 2022

We’re proud to announce that Teamsters Local 856 will once again continue one of our most treasured traditions, dating back to the early days of our Local. Our Thanksgiving meetings are a special occasion for our members to reflect on the Local’s victories and celebrate another tremendous year. So join us at our upcoming ThanksgivingRead More >

Teamsters Celebrate Passing of SB 490: The Buy American Food Act

September 28, 2022

Statement from Peter Finn, Teamster Food Processing Division Director and Teamsters Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer on the passing of SB 490 – The Buy American Food Act: “The Teamsters Food Processing Division thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing SB 490 to strengthen Buy American requirements for school meals. Once again, California leads the nation and isRead More >

Contra Costa County Employees Continue Fight for Safe-Staffing & Fair Contract

July 6, 2022

On Tuesday, June 21, Teamsters Local 856 members joined hundreds of Contra Costa County employees as they rallied outside of the Board of Supervisors meeting demanding a solution to the long-standing staffing crisis and a fair contract for workers. “Our members are fighting for more than a union contract,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Local 856Read More >

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 >