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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 >

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 >