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Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference Inspires 856 Members

August 31, 2015

For Teamsters 856 Stewards Kevin Bryant and Brandon Ransburg, attending Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference was a unique opportunity to experience the larger Teamster movement. “It was great to connect with other Teamsters from all across the country and Canada – I didn’t even know there were Teamsters in Canada!” Ransburg said. The Alameda Probation OfficersRead More >

Members Attend Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston

August 30, 2015

Last week, a contingent of Teamsters 856 women attended the Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston. The annual three-day event unites Teamster women from across the country, provides educational workshops, and features guest speakers. This year’s theme was “Boston Strong. Teamster Strong.” A big thanks to the members who took the time to attend and representRead More >

Rosemarie Amado, ‘Voice of Local 856’ Retires

August 30, 2015

If you’ve called the Local 856 office in the last 15 years, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken with Rosemarie Amado, or “the voice of Local 856” as Vice President Rudy Gonzalez affectionately nicknamed her. However, earlier this year, Amado announced her intention to retire and on July 31 she answered her last call as theRead More >

SFO UAL Teamsters Continue Wednesday Rallies to Support Bargaining Team

August 14, 2015

United Airlines Teamsters once again turned out to show support for their negotiating team this week with a lunchtime rally at the SFO Base. The rallies, which started a few months ago, occur on weeks when the United Airlines Teamsters bargaining team is in negotiations with the company. This week, the negotiations were taking placeRead More >

Members Pack Union Hall for Training

July 30, 2015

Nearly 50 Teamsters 856 members packed the Local’s Union Hall for an all-member training on rights in the workplace last Saturday. “It was excellent!!” said United Airlines Member Keri Martin via the Local’s Facebook page. “I would recommend that everyone try to make it for the next one!!” The workshop, presented by Attorneys Caren SencerRead More >