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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 >

Legislative Conference Brings Working People Together

April 15, 2015

On April 13th and 14th, a contingent of Teamsters 856 members attended the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference, themed, “Working People Standing Together”. The conference was packed with two days of workshops that centered on labor’s legislative agenda, including SB 546, which would require prior approval of healthcare premium increases that exceed specified thresholds chargedRead More >

Longtime Steward Passes Away

April 15, 2015

This month Teamsters 856 received the sad news that longtime member and National/Alamo Shop Steward Glenn Driscoll had passed away. Fellow National/Alamo Teamsters 856 Member Mitra Ahmadi, worked with Driscoll for nine years. She describes him as incredibly reliable, hardworking, and kind. Driscoll had worked at the Alamo National Bush Street location since 1998 whereRead More >

St. Rose Members Ratify New Agreement

March 25, 2015

As of their March 12 ratification vote, nearly 400 Teamsters 856 members working at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward will be united under one contract. Previously, St. Rose Teamsters had been separated into two groups – the Technical Unit, which included respiratory care practitioners, emergency room technicians, and physical therapist assistants among other patient care technicians,Read More >