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Eden Medical Center Local 856 members informational picket

Take Action this Labor Day

Labor Day is a time when we take a moment to reflect on all that can be accomplished when working people stand together and push forward for progress. However, our fight is never over, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for strong unions and worker protections. At Local 856, we are proud toRead More >

Facing the COVID-19 Challenge Head On

The true test of a person doesn’t come when times are good, but rather when things get tough, when we face challenges. The last six months have certainly been an example of that, whether at home, or at work, COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges we have had to face for the first time. It hasRead More >

LGBTQ+ Family Support Group Joins Local 856

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Workers at the Our Family Coalition based in San Francisco have joined Teamsters Local 856. The Coalition organizes workshops, support groups, classes and seasonal celebrations in support of LGBTQ+ families with children, prospective parents, youth, allies, community partners and volunteers in San Francisco and the East Bay. Corey Hallman, business agent withRead More >

Sonoma County Public Defenders Vote to Affiliate with Teamsters 856

Santa Rosa, Calif. — The Sonoma County Deputy Public Defenders Attorneys’ Association (SCDPDAA) has voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 856. The association comprises nearly 30 attorneys serving as public defenders across Sonoma County. The public defenders join more than 300 new workers organized by Local 856 in 2020 alone. “The association chose to affiliateRead More >

Local 856 Food Processing Members Rally for Safety Standards

Yesterday, Local 856 Food Processing Division members rallied at Diamond Foods in Stockton, joining Teamsters across the nation in a day of action to bring attention to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the food industry and the need for enforceable safety standards, government funding for paid sick and family leave, hazard pay, access to personalRead More >