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Concord members prevail in contract battle

November 26, 2014

A strike vote, an unfair labor practice charge, and an extraordinary amount of solidarity culminated in a strong contract for City of Concord Teamsters after nearly eight months of negotiations. During negotiations, the City proposed to cut in-lieu of medical benefits for future and current employees. This benefit provides members who opt-out of receiving healthRead More >

Zoo Members fight back after management tries to scapegoat workers

November 21, 2014

San Francisco Zoo Teamsters have had to go public over safety issues for the second time this year – this time in the wake of the tragic death of 16-month-old gorilla Kabibe. After the gorilla was fatally crushed by an electric door on November 7, top management attempted to place blame on the keeper involved.Read More >

Executive Board Elected for 3-year term

November 3, 2014

On November 1, 2014, at Chetcuti Hall in San Bruno, your Local Union held its nominations meeting for all Teamsters 856 Executive Board positions. Current Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer Peter Finn, along with the entire Executive Board, were nominated, without opposition, to continue to lead the Union. Those nominated unopposed were declared elected by acclamation for aRead More >

Assemblymember Mullin Visits 856

October 18, 2014

State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin stopped by the United Airlines Teamsters’ craft meeting on Thursday, September 25 at Teamsters 856 to speak with the membership. Mullin has been a strong ally for working families, and the Teamsters in particular, most recently supporting the Teamster-backed temp worker protection bill that was passed by the legislature lastRead More >

Threat of Injunction Stops Layoffs

October 17, 2014

Through aggressive legal action, Teamsters 856 has prevented Washington Hospital from wrongfully laying off members in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. On Wednesday, September 17th, Washington Hospital notified 31 of its employees, including several members of Teamsters 856, that they would be laid off. In response, Teamsters 856 representatives Tim Jenkins and Malia Vella,Read More >