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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 >

Ins & Outs of Medicare Explained at Retiree Workshop

September 16, 2015

In an effort to assist its retirees navigate the complexities of Medicare, Teamsters 856 hosted a “Medicare 101” workshop at the Local’s Union Hall on September 15. The course went over the basics of Medicare, including Parts A, B, C & D, what each option covers, associated costs, and how and when to enroll. “TheyRead More >

856 Fights to Keep Working Families in San Francisco

September 15, 2015

Teamsters 856 members flexed their collective muscles to fight abuses by short-term rental sites, such as AirBnB, in San Francisco at the “Yes on Prop F and Aaron Peskin for Supervisor Kick Off Rally” earlier this month in San Francisco.  Members from the hotel, benefit administration, and non-profit industries joined fellow Union members and neighbors toRead More >

856 Members’ Children Awarded Teamster Scholarships

August 31, 2015

Teamsters 856 is thrilled to announce that nearly $20,000 in Teamster scholarships have been awarded to the daughters and sons of 856 members. The scholarships come from a variety of sources, including the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship, the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship, and the Harry Polland/Robert Morales Joint Council 7 Scholarship. “I was really excitedRead More >