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856 Members Attend Young Worker Summit

March 25, 2015

Last week, Teamsters 856 members, Mariko Davis, Elena Hernandez, and Joi Razon, traveled to Chicago to take part in the Next Up Young Worker Summit along with Teamsters 856 Political Director Trish Blinstrub and Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella. The four-day event brought together more than 1,000 union workers age 35 and under from across theRead More >

SF Zoo Members Expose Management Eavesdropping Capabilities

March 19, 2015

  Last week, Teamsters 856 confirmed that San Francisco Zoo Executive Director Tanya Peterson, and Robert Icard, Vice President of Operations, installed a feature on their portable radios that could turn any employee radio into a listening device without the employee’s knowledge. Because of the need to respond to animal emergencies, employees carry their radioRead More >

856 Members Get Out the Vote for Bonilla

March 17, 2015

Teamsters 856 members volunteered their time and efforts to get out the vote for State Senate District 7 Candidate Susan Bonilla this month. A special election was held on March 17 to fill the vacancy left by Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress. Bonilla garnered enough support to prompt a run off election inRead More >

Edgewood Workers To Get New Election

March 16, 2015

Just days after the Edgewood Center for Children and Families workers began contacting elected officials and held a speak out to expose the conditions at Edgewood, the employer agreed to enter a settlement agreement on all charges pending with the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB approved settlement will include a 60-day posting regarding theirRead More >

Peter Finn Appointed to Joint Council 7 Executive Board

March 15, 2015

This month it was announced that Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn was appointed to Teamsters Joint Council No. 7 Executive Board. Finn will serve on the seven-member Board headed by President Rome Aloise. Joint Council 7 is the umbrella organization for 22 Teamster Locals in Northern California, the Central Valley, and Northern Nevada.  Read More >