News & Publications

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County form union with Teamsters 856

November 27, 2019

For Immediate Release November 27, 2019 Contact: Chris Rosell or (202) 528-3775 (Concord, Calif.)  — This week, Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County staff officially formed a union with Teamsters 856. Rainbow staff provide free and sliding-scale therapy for individuals, couples, and families; HIV testing and counseling; support groups for the LGBTQ+ community;Read More >

Member Spotlight: Justin Kmetz, St. Rose Hospital

November 19, 2019

Justin Kmetz has worked as a transporter radiology technological assistant at St. Rose Hospital for 18 years. He’s also a dedicated Teamsters 856 shop steward. For Justin, the best part about his job is his co-workers. Read on to find out what inspired him to become a steward and why he’s proud to be a Teamster.Read More >

Shop Steward Appreciation Day 2019

October 27, 2019

Last month, more than 150 shop stewards and members attended Local 856’s 10th annual Shop Steward Appreciation Day. The event, which took place at the Westin SFO in Millbrae this year, honored and thanked the Local’s stewards who act as mediators, advocates, contract enforcers and more for their Teamsters 856 colleagues. “We know from firsthandRead More >

Second Teamsters contract at Edgewood builds on the gains of the first

October 17, 2019

In 2016, the staff at Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco were brand new Teamsters who had just ratified their first union contract. The contract and all the improvements that came with it were a huge victory after an arduous organizing campaign. Last month, Edgewood Teamsters approved their second contract, building uponRead More >