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SF Meter Repair Members Fast Track Health & Safety Solution

January 21, 2015

City of San Francisco Meter Repair Teamsters 856 members can breathe again, literally. When nearly 30 Teamsters in the department moved to a new building, members quickly realized that there were problems with the health and safety of their new workspace – including lack of heating, cooling and outside ventilation. The building was a formerRead More >

Strong contract enforcement leads to big wins at Marin General Hospital

January 21, 2015

Last week a Marin General Hospital Teamster’s termination was overturned and ten members received more than $37,000 in restitution after the hospital failed to adhere to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in both cases. Arbitrator orders MGH to reinstate wrongfully terminated member. When the hospital suddenly terminated a seven-year employee and Teamster withRead More >

856’s Public Policy Coordinator Elected as Delegate

January 12, 2015

Congratulations to Teamsters 856 Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella who was re-elected as a delegate for Assembly District 18 (Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro) on Saturday. Vella is part of Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s labor-friendly slate who will attend the California Democratic Party Conventions this year and in 2016. Pro-working family candidates were also elected asRead More >

Members meet with Congresswoman Speier

December 23, 2014

Teamsters 856 San Francisco Zoo Stewards Corey Hallman and Steven Levitt met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Friday, December 12 to discuss improving employee-management culture at their workplace. Speier’s district includes the San Francisco Zoo. The stewards, along with Representative Tim Jenkins and Political Director Trish Suzuki visited the Congresswoman as part of the Local’s politicalRead More >

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 >