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Local 856 Food Processing Members Rally for Safety Standards

June 11, 2020

Yesterday, Local 856 Food Processing Division members rallied at Diamond Foods in Stockton, joining Teamsters across the nation in a day of action to bring attention to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the food industry and the need for enforceable safety standards, government funding for paid sick and family leave, hazard pay, access to personalRead More >

Teamsters Statement on Murder of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President, and Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission. “This past week marked another tragic time in our nation’s history with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, this is just the latest incident of an unwarrantedRead More >

Peter Finn appointed to SF COVID Task Force

May 18, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee have appointed Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer Peter Finn to the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. The task force is charged with guiding San Francisco’s efforts through the COVID-19 recovery to sustain and revive local businesses and employment, mitigate the economic hardships already affecting the most vulnerableRead More >

Alameda County Prosecutors Affiliate with Teamsters 856

March 26, 2020

Alameda County – The 150-member Alameda County Prosecutors Association affiliated with Teamsters 856 this week. The district attorneys work each day to keep the community safe by ensuring justice for victims and the 1.6 million residents of Alameda County. The Association, which was recently formed, chose to affiliate with Teamsters 856 as result of theRead More >