Posts Categorized: Secretary-Treasurer’s Update

Strong members key to Local 856’s year of progress

October 18, 2017

As we approach the end of the year I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank your Teamster stewards, workplace leaders, and frankly, all 856 members for their dedication and hard work fighting on behalf of co-workers year-round. Your hard work and dedication is making a lasting impact and producing real results. LocalRead More >

Outsourcing is for Quitters

April 18, 2017

When many of us hear the term “outsourcing”, we might only think of offshoring—the practice of shipping American jobs out of the country. But outsourcing is much more than that. It also includes the subcontracting of jobs that were once done in-house to the lowest bidder and the privatization of our public services. Outsourcing inRead More >

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

January 7, 2017

Every challenge presents an opportunity, and no doubt about it, we are facing some very challenging times ahead. However, now is not the time to recoil and feel sorry for ourselves, we need to go on the offensive and take a stand for issues that are important to us, such as quality, affordable health care.Read More >

Making Sense of the Election: We Need More Union Contracts

November 23, 2016

The result of the Presidential race is a stark reminder of how imperative it is that we continue to fight to make sure the economy works for everybody, not just those at the top. The election of an utterly unqualified, offensive, and anti-union candidate, is an unequivocal sign of the growing frustration many people areRead More >