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Governor Newsom Recognizes Teamsters in COVID-19 Fight

“These guys are focusing on you more than their families.”

Tonight, Gov. Newsom recognized the Teamsters in the statewide efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From farm to fork, making sure you’re fed, making sure you should feel good and confident that the stocking of our shelves is going to be abundant…”

Coronavirus “COVID-19” and Your Workplace

March 19, 2020 As you may have heard, tonight Governor Newsom issued a stay-at-home order covering all of California. (https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/) For those of you who live and/or work in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties: this statewide stay-at-home order still exempts the same “essential services”Read More >

Santa Rosa public employees group vote to affiliate with Teamsters 856

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 10, 2020 Contact: Crystal Young, (650) 580-7083 or cyoung@ibt856.org Santa Rosa, Calif. – SRMA, an association of public employees in Santa Rosa, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856. The 135-member association includes professionals who work in public works, planning and economic development, housing and community services, recreation and parks, and other departments providing valuableRead More >

Big grievance win for Contra Costa County lead custodians

Last month, three Contra Costa County Teamsters won their grievance when an arbitrator agreed with Local 856 that the members had been working outside of their classification for several years resulting in wage increases and backpay. Yoosef Surney, Kelvin Daniels, and Ronald Redmond were each promoted to lead custodian in Contra Costa County in 2006.Read More >

New health care benefit for San Francisco hotel Teamsters

Last month, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn and President Mike Lagomarsino held two days of meetings with the hotel worker Teamsters in San Francisco to discuss and answer questions about a newly negotiated benefit to their Teamster health care plan, which will provide members and their families more peace of mind upon retirement. LocalRead More >