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Hilton SF Union Square Concierges Join Local 856

July 18, 2019

Local 856 is excited to welcome new concierge members at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square to our union. The concierges join their front desk and office colleagues at the hotel who have long been Teamsters 856 members. “I was honored to represent my concierge colleagues at the official signing to join Local 856. We are excitedRead More >

Local 856 members fight against worker misclassification at the state capitol

July 13, 2019

“When we fight, we win!” chanted hundreds of people outside the State Capitol on Wednesday, July 10th. Amongst those people were seventeen Local 856 members, who joined other working people, unions, and organizations in the effort to pass Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Teamsters turned out in force to lobby legislators to pass Assembly Bill 5Read More >

Jefferson Unified members improve working conditions via negotiations

June 7, 2019

Walk into any school in Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) — a small school district in northern San Mateo County — and you will find Local 856 members there with a lot of heart and passion for what they do. Teamsters 856 members in the district work as cafeteria managers and cafeteria helpers. AmongRead More >

Local 856 member advocates for public school funding

May 24, 2019

  Tracey Kitaoka is a graduate tutor at West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Yesterday, she spoke at a WCCUSD press conference alongside a district teacher, parent, and members of the school board to demonstrate the impact charter schools have had on funding for educational programming for district students. In February, the WCCUSD Board passed aRead More >

Big win at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco

April 30, 2019

Arbitration win gives Local 856 members a complete victory Teamsters 856 member, Chelsey Yu is a front desk agent at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. Last year, she gave birth to her daughter and began her maternity leave. A few months later, she received a letter from the Clift stating that she had exhaustedRead More >