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Teamsters Celebrate Passing of SB 490: The Buy American Food Act

September 28, 2022

Statement from Peter Finn, Teamster Food Processing Division Director and Teamsters Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer on the passing of SB 490 – The Buy American Food Act: “The Teamsters Food Processing Division thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing SB 490 to strengthen Buy American requirements for school meals. Once again, California leads the nation and isRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamster Win Strong Contract

September 1, 2022

Worker Power and Collective Action Leads to Strong Win for Contra Costa County Teamsters After months of tough negotiations, the over 2,000 Contra Costa County members of Teamsters Local 856 won a strong contract in August of 2022. The victory comes after months of direct action from the workers of Contra Costa County, including twoRead More >

Contra Costa County Employees Continue Fight for Safe-Staffing & Fair Contract

July 6, 2022

On Tuesday, June 21, Teamsters Local 856 members joined hundreds of Contra Costa County employees as they rallied outside of the Board of Supervisors meeting demanding a solution to the long-standing staffing crisis and a fair contract for workers. “Our members are fighting for more than a union contract,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Local 856Read More >

Le Méridien Workers Vote to Join Teamsters 856

June 3, 2022

Front-Office Staff at Le Méridien Hotel Vote to Become Members of Teamsters Local 856 On Thursday, June 2, the front-office staff at the famed upscale Le Méridien Hotel in San Francisco, CA overwhelmingly voted to become members of Teamsters Local 856, joining a growing movement of union hotels in the Bay Area. “We are proudRead More >

Celebrating Labor Heroes on AAPI Heritage Month

May 31, 2022

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also knows as Asian Pacific American Month, when we celebrate the incredible history, culture, and accomplishments of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The AAPI community has had and profound impact on the Labor Movement and the fight for justice. We’re taking a look atRead More >