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Grand Hyatt at SFO employees form union with Teamsters 856

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Chris Rosell crosell@ibt856.org or (202) 528-3775 (San Francisco) — Front desk and reservations employees at the new Grand Hyatt at SFO formed a union with Teamsters 856 this week – joining the over 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by the 17,000-member strong local. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22) was onRead More >

A Decade of Growth and Building Power

By Peter Finn, Principal Officer/Secretary-Treasurer; As somebody always focused on looking forward and getting better, I don’t often spend time reflecting on the past. However, as we close out a decade, I do want to recognize the accomplishments of our Local Union over the last 10 years and especially the reps, stewards, and Local 856Read More >

Major back pay settlement reached for WCCUSD Teamster

Last month, Local 856 member, Teresa Rumberger received nearly $12,000 in back pay after she discovered her employer, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), had been paying her incorrectly for years. In addition to Teresa’s normal job duties as a classroom support aide for students with special needs, she administers toileting assistance toRead More >

Member Spotlight: Judy Frazier, Eden Medical Center

Judy Frazier has been an active member of Local 856 at Eden Medical Center since she and her coworkers first became Teamsters 19 years ago. Judy was a part of the original negotiations team for their first union contract and has been a shop steward since the very beginning. Read on to learn more aboutRead More >