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Stewards Tackle Grievance Handling at Concord Seminar

May 15, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, a packed room of Teamsters 856 stewards from the public and private sector assembled for a training at the Local’s Field Meeting Space in Concord. The seminar focused on steward basics, including the role of a steward, Weingarten Rights, and grievance handling. Through hands-on exercises using Teamsters 856 collective bargaining agreements,Read More >

T.A.P. Fundraiser Highlights Program’s Good Work

April 28, 2015

On April 15th the Teamsters Assistance Program held its 31st Annual Golf Tournament & Raffle fundraiser. The Teamsters Assistance Program, or “T.A.P.” is a labor-management employee assistance program that specializes in substance abuse, but also can also assist with referrals for Teamsters who are suffering with mental health issues, stress, family problems, or other personalRead More >

856 Members Join Young Workers for Chicago Summit

April 28, 2015

In March, Teamsters 856 members, Mariko Davis, Elena Hernandez, and Joi Razon, traveled with Political Director Trish Blinstrub and Public Policy Coordinator Malia Vella to take part in the in the Next Up Young Worker Summit in Chicago. The four-day event brought together more than 1,000 union workers age 35 and under from across theRead More >

Members make the best organizers

February 3, 2015

Teamsters 856’s membership continues to rise with the addition of more than 1,000 new members through organizing victories over the last year. Since Mount Diablo Unified School District and City of Santa Rosa employees joined last spring, the Local has welcomed five additional groups including new members working for City of Walnut Creek, City ofRead More >

Members give big to Solidarity Fund

November 26, 2014

Teamsters 856 members gave big in the last two months, raising $4325 for the Solidarity Fund at the Thanksgiving Meetings and steward appreciation events. Thanksgiving Meetings Last week, Local 856’s annual Thanksgiving Meetings in South San Francisco and Rancho Cordova drew more than 500 members bringing food and toys for donation to needy union familiesRead More >