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Airline shop stewards strengthen organizing and leadership skills

July was busy but rewarding for Local 856 shop stewards in the airline industry. Worksite leaders from American Airlines, Air Canada, and United Airlines gathered at the Teamsters 856 union hall in San Bruno to receive trainings on a range of topics, such as the laws surrounding their union contracts and how to resolve conflictsRead More >

Teamsters 601 and Teamsters 856 Merger Finalized; Food Processing Division Created

Teamsters 856 proudly announces the merger of Teamsters Local 601 into Local 856 effective August 1, 2019. In June, Teamsters Local 601 members voted overwhelmingly to merge with Teamsters Local 856 to increase member strength, build on current Teamster Central Valley infrastructure, and advance organizing opportunities, while maintaining local control. The merger establishes the creationRead More >

Local 856 Principal Officer appointed as Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 7

In June, Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Joint Council 7. Finn previously served as the recording secretary on the seven-member Joint Council 7 Board headed by President Dave Hawley. Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents more than 100,000 members in 22 Local Unions in 48 counties of Northern California, andRead More >

Hilton SF Union Square Concierges Join Local 856

Local 856 is excited to welcome new concierge members at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square to our union. The concierges join their front desk and office colleagues at the hotel who have long been Teamsters 856 members. “I was honored to represent my concierge colleagues at the official signing to join Local 856. We are excitedRead More >