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Record Turnout at 6th Annual Steward Appreciation Day

October 13, 2015

On October 3, Teamsters 856 held its 6th annual shop steward appreciation event at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Nearly 100 stewards turned out for the event, which included workshops presented by Attorney David Rosenfeld on the roles and rights of Union stewards and California Labor Federation Communications Specialist Rachel Johnson on how UnionRead More >

Steward Spotlight: Debra Caison

October 12, 2015

UPS Steward Takes On Domestic Violence Every Friday for six weeks instead of traveling to her regular job at UPS, Teamsters 856 Steward Debra Caison was spending the day in the classroom learning about the ways she can assist victims of domestic violence. Caison’s hard work paid off, and this month the mother of fiveRead More >

Report: Children of Union members are healthier, earn higher wages

September 30, 2015

A new study has revealed that Union membership has a positive impact on children of union members well into adulthood. Research conducted by economists from Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the Center for American Progress, found that children of Union members earn higher wages, have greater economic mobility, and are healthier than children who grewRead More >

Play Ball! 856 Members Enjoy Teamster Day at the Ballpark

September 30, 2015

Teamsters work hard – it’s important to relax once in awhile! It’s in that spirit the Teamsters Joint Council 7 – the umbrella organization for Teamsters Locals in Northern California and Nevada – hosts an annual “Teamster Day at the Ballpark”. Nearly 200 856 members represented our Local at the event which was held lastRead More >

Edgewood Teamsters Halt Illegal Firings

September 28, 2015

Edgewood residential counselors have put management on notice that its previous one-sided approach to labor relations will not stand now that they are Teamsters by forcing management to overturn four terminations. Over the last few months, Edgewood management terminated multiple employees without sending notice to the Union. Even worse, a few of the fired employeesRead More >