Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

A Decade of Growth and Building Power

January 20, 2020

By Peter Finn, Principal Officer/Secretary-Treasurer As somebody always focused on looking forward and getting better, I don’t often spend time reflecting on the past. However, as we close out a decade, I do want to recognize the accomplishments of our Local Union over the last 10 years and especially the reps, stewards, and Local 856Read More >

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report: Teamsters 856 grows to 17,000 members

August 6, 2019

With the August 1st completion of the merger of Teamsters 601 into Local 856, at 17,000 members strong, our Local Union is now among the largest Teamster Locals in all of California. Our new fellow Local 856 members work in the food processing industry in the Central Valley and the Local 856 Food Processing Division willRead More >

If we can come together, we can fight together

April 18, 2019

When you are on the right side of the fight, conflict can be a means to bring positive change — to change the status quo when the status quo is not good enough. Whether it’s growing inequality or politicians using race to turn workers against each other, we are certainly living through some challenging times.Read More >

Standing strong together as we enter 2019

January 21, 2019

When I think about what a Teamster is, instead of thinking about the many different jobs we all do, for me, being a Teamster is about standing together with your co-workers and not being afraid to challenge the boss. It’s fighting with full force at the bargaining table for improved wages, quality affordable health care,Read More >

Work Hard. Fight Smart.

Don’t Let Wisconsin Happen to You

June 19, 2018

Wealthy corporate special interests are forcing through controversial changes in the law that further stack the deck against working people and in favor of billionaire CEO’s. Their goal is to weaken our right to negotiate a fair return on our work and ultimately outsource jobs, cut health care, eliminate retirement security, and pay workers asRead More >