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Teamsters 856 Members Join Hundreds of Alameda County Workers To Demand an End to Staffing Crisis

February 23, 2023

On Monday, February 13, hundreds of Alameda County workers, including Teamsters 856 members, rallied with community allies in Oakland, protesting the nearly 25% vacancy rate and demanding county officials “Staff Up Alameda County.” “Each vacancy represents a vital service not being provided to the people of Alameda County,” said Edward Vieira-Ducey, President of the AlamedaRead More >

Teamsters Announce Legislation to Protect Workers and California Roads

February 1, 2023

On Monday, January 30, Local 856 members joined hundreds of fellow Teamsters and lawmakers at the State Capitol to highlight the introduction of Teamster-sponsored legislation that would require human operators to be present in autonomous vehicles (AVs) weighing over 10,000 pounds. “Here’s the bottom line: big corporations are trying to implement autonomous vehicles for oneRead More >

Member Highlight: Evelia Agredano

August 15, 2022

We are proud to highlight Evelia Agredano, School Community Outreach Worker at Lincoln Elementary, and the Teamsters of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Over the 4th of July weekend, Lincoln Elementary was badly vandalized. Evelia, along with other Teamsters Local 856 members, volunteered their Saturday to clean up the school site and haveRead More >

Food Processing Division Members Ratify Historic Contract Extension

July 29, 2021

Local 856 Food Processing Teamsters recently ratified an important contract extension, which guarantees the largest across-the-board wage increase in the history of the contract. The Teamsters Cannery Council agreement, which covers 10,000 Local 856 and Local 948 Teamsters working at canneries throughout the Central Valley, also ensures no increases to healthcare costs and maintains importantRead More >