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Local 856 keeps cuts away from the classroom and saves school district jobs

August 5, 2019

After a Teamsters 856-led campaign that included West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) members, students, parents, and teachers joining forces, 25 graduate tutors will return to the classroom and learning centers this school year after facing all but certain cuts. “Fighting and winning makes me feel more encouraged to keep fighting when I feelRead More >

Airline shop stewards strengthen organizing and leadership skills

August 2, 2019

July was busy but rewarding for Local 856 shop stewards in the airline industry. Worksite leaders from American Airlines, Air Canada, and United Airlines gathered at the Teamsters 856 union hall in San Bruno to receive trainings on a range of topics, such as the laws surrounding their union contracts and how to resolve conflictsRead More >

Teamsters 601 and Teamsters 856 Merger Finalized; Food Processing Division Created

August 1, 2019

Teamsters 856 proudly announces the merger of Teamsters Local 601 into Local 856 effective August 1, 2019. In June, Teamsters Local 601 members voted overwhelmingly to merge with Teamsters Local 856 to increase member strength, build on current Teamster Central Valley infrastructure, and advance organizing opportunities, while maintaining local control. The merger establishes the creationRead More >

Local 856 Principal Officer appointed as Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 7

July 25, 2019

In June, Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Joint Council 7. Finn previously served as the recording secretary on the seven-member Joint Council 7 Board headed by President Dave Hawley. Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents more than 100,000 members in 22 Local Unions in 48 counties of Northern California, andRead More >