Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

Local 856 Members Show Strength in National Teamster Election: Sean O’Brien Elected General President; Peter Finn Elected Western Region VP 

January 29, 2022

Local 856 members made their voices heard loud and clear across the country in the national Teamster election. In results that were certified in early December, Sean O’Brien was elected overwhelmingly as Teamster General President, and I am honored to have been elected on his team as a Western Region Vice President.  Local 856 membersRead More >

Taking the Fight Against Outsourcing to the White House

July 27, 2021

Taking on the fight against outsourcing has long been a focus for us at Local 856. That fight continues and recently I met with Celeste Drake, the new Director of the Made in America Office at the White House. Among other things, in the meeting I stressed the importance to Teamsters members that American taxRead More >

Taking on Sutter at Eden Medical Center

February 18, 2021

In December, 140 Teamsters 856 frontline health care workers at Sutter Eden Medical Center, that include respiratory therapists, lab techs, imaging techs, and other Teamsters health care professionals, took to the streets, striking the hospital to demand fair treatment.  The decision to strike was forced by Sutter Eden Medical Center’s lack of leadership at the upper management level that resulted in chronic understaffingRead More >

Stop Corporate Greed: Yes on 15 / No on 22

October 27, 2020

Election Day is one week away and it’s our opportunity to vote for pro-worker candidates and measures and defeat those that will undermine everything we’ve worked to accomplish. There are two very important propositions on the ballot that I am asking you as a Teamsters 856 member to pay close attention to. YES on PropRead More >

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 >