News & Publications

Local 856 members help save a life in Millbrae

October 17, 2019

August 26, 2019, might have been just another workday for Hector Camacho and his City of Millbrae Public Works co-worker, Evan Ramirez, but an accident at the end of the day made it one to remember. “We were getting off work and it happened right by the freeway on-ramp,” said Hector. Hector and Evan wereRead More >

Solidarity and strength lead to strong new contract at Eckert Cold Storage

October 14, 2019

Congratulations to Local 856 members at Eckert Cold Storage Escalon! Members there ratified a strong new contract this month. Getting there was not easy, but the members stood strong and persisted. “After several months of difficult negotiations, we faced the most difficult challenges we have ever gone through with this company,” recalled Delia Elenes. DeliaRead More >

Team “Sister” Strong in Pink!

September 30, 2019

Over the weekend, the Local 856 team known as “Team “Sister” Strong in Pink” participated in the Susan G. Komen More than Pink walk. The team raised $2000 to help end breast cancer. They walked with survivors, family, friends, and one adorable pup named Simon! Thank you to everyone who supported the Local 856 team and this importantRead More >

New Teamsters approve strong contract at SamTrans

September 30, 2019

Congratulations to SamTrans Facilities Tech Teamsters on their first contract as members of Local 856!  At SamTrans, a public transportation agency in San Mateo County, Facilities Maintenance Technicians are known as the “fix it guys”. They can be spotted doing repairs to various buildings and bus stops, everything from plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, to repairing bus stop shelters. InRead More >

Summer conferences empower Teamsters 856 members

September 30, 2019

Every summer, Teamsters 856 members represent their local at educational conferences hosted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference and the Teamsters Women’s Conference are two such events where 856 members are able to contribute and learn from other Teamsters throughout North America and bring back those lessons toRead More >