News & Publications

Food Processing Division Members Ratify Historic Contract Extension

July 29, 2021

Local 856 Food Processing Teamsters recently ratified an important contract extension, which guarantees the largest across-the-board wage increase in the history of the contract. The Teamsters Cannery Council agreement, which covers 10,000 Local 856 and Local 948 Teamsters working at canneries throughout the Central Valley, also ensures no increases to healthcare costs and maintains importantRead More >

Local 856 Delegates Attend 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention

June 29, 2021

Teamsters 856 delegates representing every sector of our Local attended the 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in June. Although the convention was held virtually, delegates from Teamster Locals across California and Nevada held a regional assembly in Las Vegas so that they could participate together. At the convention, in addition to nominating candidates forRead More >

Local 856 Mourns Passing of Trustee Lisa Chin

March 29, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce Local 856 Trustee, Shop Steward, and friend, Lisa Chin passed away over the weekend. Lisa was a Teamster for over 40 years and a fixture at Local 856 and Delta Dental.   Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, daughters, grandson, and all who were luckyRead More >

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 >