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Legislative Conference Brings Working People Together

April 15, 2015

On April 13th and 14th, a contingent of Teamsters 856 members attended the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference, themed, “Working People Standing Together”. The conference was packed with two days of workshops that centered on labor’s legislative agenda, including SB 546, which would require prior approval of healthcare premium increases that exceed specified thresholds chargedRead More >

Longtime Steward Passes Away

April 15, 2015

This month Teamsters 856 received the sad news that longtime member and National/Alamo Shop Steward Glenn Driscoll had passed away. Fellow National/Alamo Teamsters 856 Member Mitra Ahmadi, worked with Driscoll for nine years. She describes him as incredibly reliable, hardworking, and kind. Driscoll had worked at the Alamo National Bush Street location since 1998 whereRead More >

St. Rose Members Ratify New Agreement

March 25, 2015

As of their March 12 ratification vote, nearly 400 Teamsters 856 members working at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward will be united under one contract. Previously, St. Rose Teamsters had been separated into two groups – the Technical Unit, which included respiratory care practitioners, emergency room technicians, and physical therapist assistants among other patient care technicians,Read More >

856 Members Attend Young Worker Summit

March 25, 2015

Last week, Teamsters 856 members, Mariko Davis, Elena Hernandez, and Joi Razon, traveled to Chicago to take part in the Next Up Young Worker Summit along with Teamsters 856 Political Director Trish Blinstrub and Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella. The four-day event brought together more than 1,000 union workers age 35 and under from across theRead More >

SF Zoo Members Expose Management Eavesdropping Capabilities

March 19, 2015

  Last week, Teamsters 856 confirmed that San Francisco Zoo Executive Director Tanya Peterson, and Robert Icard, Vice President of Operations, installed a feature on their portable radios that could turn any employee radio into a listening device without the employee’s knowledge. Because of the need to respond to animal emergencies, employees carry their radioRead More >