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Victory for working people: Governor signs AB 5 into law!

  Today, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law. The new law helps protect working people from being misclassified as independent contractors by corporations that want to deny them basic labor protections like overtime and the right to become union members. Through multiple visits to the Capitol, Local 856 members worked alongside unionRead More >

Eckert Cold Storage Members Stand Together

¡Sí se puede! Local 856 Food Processing Division members at Eckert Cold Storage in Escalon have pledged to stand together in their fight for a fair contract with their employer.

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report: Teamsters 856 grows to 17,000 members

With the August 1st completion of the merger of Teamsters 601 into Local 856, at 17,000 members strong, our Local Union is now among the largest Teamster Locals in all of California. Our new fellow Local 856 members work in the food processing industry in the Central Valley and the Local 856 Food Processing Division willRead More >

Local 856 keeps cuts away from the classroom and saves school district jobs

After a Teamsters 856-led campaign that included West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) members, students, parents, and teachers joining forces, 25 graduate tutors will return to the classroom and learning centers this school year after facing all but certain cuts. “Fighting and winning makes me feel more encouraged to keep fighting when I feelRead More >