News & Publications

Teamsters Celebrate Passing of SB 490: The Buy American Food Act

Statement from Peter Finn, Teamster Food Processing Division Director and Teamsters Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer on the passing of SB 490 – The Buy American Food Act: “The Teamsters Food Processing Division thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing SB 490 to strengthen Buy American requirements for school meals. Once again, California leads the nation and isRead More >

Celebrating Labor Heroes on AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also knows as Asian Pacific American Month, when we celebrate the incredible history, culture, and accomplishments of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The AAPI community has had and profound impact on the Labor Movement and the fight for justice. We’re taking a look atRead More >

Thanksgiving Meetings

We’re proud to announce that Teamsters Local 856 will once again continue one of our most treasured traditions, dating back to the early days of our Local. Our Thanksgiving meetings are a special occasion for our members to reflect on the Local’s victories and celebrate another tremendous year. So join us at our upcoming ThanksgivingRead More >

Member Highlight: Evelia Agredano

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 >