Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

Local 856 Shop Stewards Lead the Way

October 26, 2023

With more than 17,000 members across Northern California in both the public and private sector in nearly all industries, having effective worksite leaders is crucial to delivering strong contracts, enforcing those contracts, and further improving upon our workplace protections. And I can say with absolute confidence that our Local 856 shop stewards are second toRead More >

Fighting for Strong Contracts

June 15, 2023

Fighting for strong contracts takes determination and implementing a comprehensive plan that involves aggressive bargaining, leveraging the law to build power, deploying a political plan to gain support from elected officials, creating a communications strategy to ensure our message is reaching the right people, and most importantly, strong member involvement from participating in negotiations surveys,Read More >

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 >