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TEAMSTERS UNITED SLATE ELECTED TO 5-YEAR TERM TO LEAD UNION

(WASHINGTON) – The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United slate, which includes Local 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn, has been elected to lead the international union for the next five years. The candidates for General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Regions were electedRead More >

Food Processing Division Members Ratify Historic Contract Extension

Local 856 Food Processing Teamsters recently ratified an important contract extension, which guarantees the largest across-the-board wage increase in the history of the contract. The Teamsters Cannery Council agreement, which covers 10,000 Local 856 and Local 948 Teamsters working at canneries throughout the Central Valley, also ensures no increases to healthcare costs and maintains importantRead More >

Taking the Fight Against Outsourcing to the White House

Taking on the fight against outsourcing has long been a focus for us at Local 856. That fight continues and recently I met with Celeste Drake, the new Director of the Made in America Office at the White House. Among other things, in the meeting I stressed the importance to Teamsters members that American taxRead More >

Local 856 Delegates Attend 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention

Teamsters 856 delegates representing every sector of our Local attended the 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in June. Although the convention was held virtually, delegates from Teamster Locals across California and Nevada held a regional assembly in Las Vegas so that they could participate together. At the convention, in addition to nominating candidates forRead More >

Local 856 Mourns Passing of Trustee Lisa Chin

It is with deep sadness that we announce Local 856 Trustee, Shop Steward, and friend, Lisa Chin passed away over the weekend. Lisa was a Teamster for over 40 years and a fixture at Local 856 and Delta Dental.   Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, daughters, grandson, and all who were luckyRead More >