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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 >

856 Political Director Talks Inequity in Silicon Valley

February 26, 2015

Teamsters 856 Political Director Trish Blinstrub (Suzuki) spoke with ABC 7 this morning at a rally to support the drivers who shuttle Apple employees to and from work.  Their election to join Teamsters Local 853 is tomorrow. “[Apple] workers are making a lot of money, it’s only deserving that the drivers are able to have aRead More >

Car Rental Members Stand up to Contract Violations

February 26, 2015

Strong contract enforcement has yielded several important victories for Teamsters 856 members working at Hertz, Avis Budget Group, and National/Alamo car rental companies recently. In November, Hertz backed off its attempt to discipline a member for not following company procedure after an investigation by Union Representative Liliana Cortez revealed that the company’s lack of trainingRead More >