News & Publications

Teamsters 856 Leaders Celebrate Unity at the 45th Annual TNBC

Members of Local 856 joined hundreds of Teamsters from across the country for the 45th Annual Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Educational Conference in New Orleans, last August. “It felt like home,” said Barry Deandre Anderson, Shop Steward, Sunsweet. “I am an activist in, and out of work, so it was great to get involved andRead More >

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 >

West Contra Costa Unified School Teamsters District Win New Contract

Teamsters Local 856 members of West Contra Costa County Unified School District (WCCUSD) have overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract that includes significant wage increases and market rate adjustments for overlooked classifications to combat high vacancy rates.   The victory comes after over six months of grueling negotiations, which included numerous actions, including a rallyRead 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 >