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856 Steward speaks to Congress members about misuse of temp agency employees

January 31, 2017

On January 17, Shop Steward Lisa Day represented Local 856 at a Local Workforce Town Hall held at Teamsters Local 853 in Oakland. The event, attended by eight members of Congress (Representatives Mark DeSaulnier, Barbara Lee, Mike Thompson, Eric Swalwell, Jared Huffman, Mark Pocan, Debbie Dingell, and Donald Norcross) focused on challenges facing workers today.Read More >

Eileen Attridge at the Summer Institute on Union Women

September 1, 2016

When the American Airlines (AA) Passenger Service group voted in the IBT856 last year, I never imagined that a year later I would not only be a Steward of my work group but an attendee of the 2016 Summer Institute of Union Women. The opportunity to meet with other Union members was incredible and withRead More >

Steward Spotlight: Debra Caison

October 12, 2015

UPS Steward Takes On Domestic Violence Every Friday for six weeks instead of traveling to her regular job at UPS, Teamsters 856 Steward Debra Caison was spending the day in the classroom learning about the ways she can assist victims of domestic violence. Caison’s hard work paid off, and this month the mother of fiveRead More >

Event Builds 856 Young Worker Engagement

May 29, 2015

On May 21,  the Local 856 Young Teamsters Committee held an event in San Francisco aimed at building involvement among the Local’s younger members.  The Committee, which was founded in 2012, unites younger Teamsters from all backgrounds and industries to not only protect, but also build upon, the hard-fought gains of previous generations, such asRead More >

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 >