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New Teamsters approve strong contract at SamTrans

September 30, 2019

Congratulations to SamTrans Facilities Tech Teamsters on their first contract as members of Local 856!  At SamTrans, a public transportation agency in San Mateo County, Facilities Maintenance Technicians are known as the “fix it guys”. They can be spotted doing repairs to various buildings and bus stops, everything from plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, to repairing bus stop shelters. InRead More >

Summer conferences empower Teamsters 856 members

September 30, 2019

Every summer, Teamsters 856 members represent their local at educational conferences hosted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference and the Teamsters Women’s Conference are two such events where 856 members are able to contribute and learn from other Teamsters throughout North America and bring back those lessons toRead More >

Victory for working people: Governor signs AB 5 into law!

September 18, 2019

  In September, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law. The new law helps protect working people from being misclassified as independent contractors by corporations that want to deny them basic labor protections like overtime and the right to become union members.   Through multiple visits to the Capitol, Local 856 members workedRead More >