Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

Facing the COVID-19 Challenge Head On

August 31, 2020

The true test of a person doesn’t come when times are good, but rather when things get tough, when we face challenges. The last six months have certainly been an example of that, whether at home, or at work, COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges we have had to face for the first time. It hasRead More >

Teamsters 856 Members on Frontlines of COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis severely impacts the economy, drastically alters our daily lives, and creates anxiety around the health and safety of our families, thousands upon thousands of Local 856 members are on the frontlines, stepping up to the fight and providing the essential services necessary for all of us to get through this challengingRead More >

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 >