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Golden Gate Bridge Members Take Action at Board Meeting

September 12, 2014

Teamsters 856 members working at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District joined their fellow members in the Golden Gate Labor Coalition for an informational picket at the Board of Directors meeting on September 12. The Coalition took the action after months of bargaining in which the District has proposed draconian cuts to theRead More >

Mt. Diablo Members Secure First Teamster Contract

September 8, 2014

On August 28, newly organized Mount Diablo Unified School District Unit members overwhelmingly ratified their first ever Teamster 856 contract. The new agreement includes 9% in wage improvements, increased healthcare contributions from the District, and the first phase of a long term healthcare restructuring plan to alleviate out-of-pocket healthcare costs. When the nearly 500 maintenanceRead More >

856 plays vital role in $15 mil for St. Rose Hospital

July 28, 2014

On July 8, Union Representative Matthew Mullany thanked the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their support of St. Rose Hospital when they voted to grant the struggling facility $15 million. The vote comes after a yearlong push by Teamsters 856 to secure much-needed funding for the fiscally ailing hospital. Principal Officer Peter Finn, PoliticalRead More >

Members gain knowledge, solidarity, at Summer Institute for Union Women

July 28, 2014

Earlier this month, ten Teamsters 856 members traveled to Victoria, British Columbia Canada to take part in the Summer Institute for Union Women where they spent an intensive week taking core classes, attending seminars and working with women from across the world to advance the labor movement. This year’s theme was “Women Working Together” andRead More >

San Francisco Zoo Teamsters Bargain for Safety

July 16, 2014

A combination of a high-profile media campaign, legal strategy, political action, and membership solidarity has culminated in a major win for worker and public safety at the San Francisco Zoo. In response to the 2007 fatal mauling of a teenager by a tiger, the San Francisco Zoo installed a “Code Red System”. The system, whichRead More >