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Happy Holidays from Teamsters 856!

December 18, 2019

Starting with our annual Thanksgiving meetings in November and ending with our Food Processing Division Christmas Gift Giveaways this week, Local 856 members have celebrated the holiday season together at festive meetings in Sacramento, South San Francisco, Yuba City, and Stockton. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

San Francisco building inspectors become full members of Teamsters 856

December 18, 2019

This month, City and County of San Francisco building inspectors officially became full members of Local 856. The group originally joined Teamsters 856 as affiliate members in 2015 to align their 51-year-old independent association, the Building Inspectors Association of San Francisco (BIASF), with a strong union that could represent them at the negotiations table andRead More >

Presidential candidates answer member questions at Teamster forum in Iowa

December 18, 2019

Early this month, Local 856 Shop Steward Erica Goldblatt, Political Director Tricia Suzuki Blinstrub, and Representative Corey Hallman traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to take part in the Teamsters Presidential Candidates Forum on December 7th. Six top Democratic candidates were in attendance: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mayor Pete Buttigieg ofRead More >

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County form union with Teamsters 856

November 27, 2019

For Immediate Release November 27, 2019 Contact: Chris Rosell crosell@ibt856.org or (202) 528-3775 (Concord, Calif.)  — This week, Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County staff officially formed a union with Teamsters 856. Rainbow staff provide free and sliding-scale therapy for individuals, couples, and families; HIV testing and counseling; support groups for the LGBTQ+ community;Read More >