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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 >

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 >