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Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund Turns 60

May 29, 2015

The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund has come a long way since it was started by a handful Teamsters in the brewery industry in 1955 with $500,000. Today the fund  remains strongly in the green zone with nearly $37 billion in assets and is the largest multi-employer defined benefit pension plan in theRead More >

Edgewood Workers Rise — Vote Teamsters 856 YES

May 21, 2015

On May 20, after a hard-fought 11-month campaign, direct care staff at Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco finally got the news they’ve been waiting for — they are officially Teamsters. “It feels so incredible to finally be able to call ourselves Teamsters,” said Residential Counselor Ashley Nims. “We’ve been working forRead More >

Members Take to Capitol In Support of Bill To Crackdown on the “Sharing-the-Scraps” Economy

May 15, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, Teamsters 856 members Kathleen Romero, Mike Albertin, Eddy Galleguillos, Don Stevens and John Johnson traveled to Sacramento to join local elected officials, hotel workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, retirees and homeowners to urge legislators to vote for a bill that will force home sharing platforms like Airbnb to comply with local laws andRead More >

Fourth Group of SamTrans Employees Choose Teamsters 856

May 14, 2015

This spring, maintenance supervisors at the San Mateo County Transit District, or “SamTrans” unanimously choose to become Teamsters 856 members. The maintenance supervisors are the fourth group of SamTrans employees to join Local 856 since 2009, following in the footsteps of their colleagues working as bus transportation supervisors, dispatchers, radio controllers and bus contract inspectors.Read More >

United Airlines Teamsters Attend National Safety Conference

May 14, 2015

By Ralph Ortiz, Teamsters SFO Safety Committee Chairman From April 18th to 22nd, United Airlines Teamsters from the Teamsters SFO Ground Safety Committee attended the National Safety Council Labor Division spring meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Labor Division is one of nine divisions of the National Safety Council and “is a place where representativesRead More >