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Governor Newsom Recognizes Teamsters in COVID-19 Fight

March 21, 2020

“These guys are focusing on you more than their families.”

Tonight, Gov. Newsom recognized the Teamsters in the statewide efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From farm to fork, making sure you’re fed, making sure you should feel good and confident that the stocking of our shelves is going to be abundant…”

Santa Rosa public employees group vote to affiliate with Teamsters 856

March 11, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 10, 2020 Contact: Crystal Young, (650) 580-7083 or cyoung@ibt856.org Santa Rosa, Calif. – SRMA, an association of public employees in Santa Rosa, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856. The 135-member association includes professionals who work in public works, planning and economic development, housing and community services, recreation and parks, and other departments providing valuableRead More >

Big grievance win for Contra Costa County lead custodians

February 20, 2020

Last month, three Contra Costa County Teamsters won their grievance when an arbitrator agreed with Local 856 that the members had been working outside of their classification for several years resulting in wage increases and backpay. Yoosef Surney, Kelvin Daniels, and Ronald Redmond were each promoted to lead custodian in Contra Costa County in 2006.Read More >

New health care benefit for San Francisco hotel Teamsters

February 17, 2020

Last month, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn and President Mike Lagomarsino held two days of meetings with the hotel worker Teamsters in San Francisco to discuss and answer questions about a newly negotiated benefit to their Teamster health care plan, which will provide members and their families more peace of mind upon retirement. LocalRead More >

Members take action by contributing to Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

February 17, 2020

Over the last month, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program visited Local 856 members at their worksites to speak about how the program supports Teamsters’ efforts to fight for workers’ rights through the political process. D.R.I.V.E. stands for Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education and is the Teamsters’ political action committee. It isRead More >