Political Action

Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Why we are active in politics

Through the political process, Unions have fought for and won overtime, the weekend, the Family Medical Leave Act, the 40-hour workweek, social security, workers’ compensation, and more. Labor unions are also the only major group left that is continuing to protect these basic rights that big business is fighting to take away from us.

Read more about why 856 members are involved in the political process.


Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

D.R.I.V.E. Representatives speak with 856 members about the importance of participation in the program.


Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans. They outspend working families on politics by more than 15-1.

Take a stand for working families by contributing to D.R.I.V.E .– your Union’s political action committee.

Read more about D.R.I.V.E. here.




Mt. Diablo USD Teamsters walk precincts to get out the vote for working families.

Join the Political Action Team!

Getting involved in the political process is not as hard or daunting as you may think. The Teamsters 856 Political Action Team is made up of members just like you — working people who want to make a difference.  Your union needs your voice and talents to stand up for working families against big business and corporations — the more of us who participate, the more we can accomplish.

Fill out the form below to receive more information on how you can get involved in upcoming Teamsters 856 political actions.