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Peter Finn, Local 856 Principal Officer and Secretary-Treasurer

Peter Finn Named Teamsters Joint Council 7 President

February 6, 2024

The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 7 has unanimously named Peter Finn as President, effective February 1, 2024. Jeff Berdion will remain as Vice President and has been appointed to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Fund. John Bouchard will now serve as Secretary-Treasurer and Don E. Garcia as Recording Secretary. Tony Delorio andRead More >

City and County of San Francisco Attorneys Affiliate with Teamsters 856

January 11, 2024

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Municipal Attorneys Association (MAA) formally affiliated with 20,000-member Teamsters Local 856 this week. The association comprises 500 deputy district attorneys, deputy public defenders, and city attorneys serving the citizens of San Francisco. The new members join Teamsters 856-represented public attorneys throughout Northern California, including in Alameda, Sonoma, Marin, andRead More >

Teamsters Demand Cruise Publicly Release Report On Company Response To Horrific San Francisco Accident

December 7, 2023

The following is a statement from Peter Finn, Teamsters Western Region International Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 856, regarding a forthcoming report by law firm Quinn Emanuel on the General Motors (GM) autonomous vehicle (AV) subsidiary Cruise. Cruise hired Quinn Emanuel to conduct an internal investigation after the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revoked Cruise’s permits for allegedly lying to regulators about an incident where a woman was hospitalized after one of its robotaxis ran her over and dragged her for 20 feet.

Le Méridien Teamsters Win First Contract

November 22, 2023

On Wednesday, November 22, Teamsters 856 members at the Le Méridien hotel, now known as The Jay, in San Francisco ratified their first union contract in bargaining unit history.