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Eileen Attridge at the Summer Institute on Union Women

When the American Airlines (AA) Passenger Service group voted in the IBT856 last year, I never imagined that a year later I would not only be a Steward of my work group but an attendee of the 2016 Summer Institute of Union Women. The opportunity to meet with other Union members was incredible and withRead More >

Ret. 856 Principal Officer Mike McLaughlin Passes Away

It is with much sadness that Teamsters 856 announces the passing of retired Principal Officer and Secretary-Treasurer Michael J. McLaughlin, Sr. Mike died last Friday, August 12, after a short illness. For 32 years, Mike dedicated his life to Local 856 and its members, starting first as a staff attorney/business agent and later as theRead More >

I am a Teamster: 856 Microbiologists Protect the Public Health

The Local 856 membership is made up of almost every profession there is, from aircraft mechanic to zookeeper. In an effort to highlight our Local’s exceptional diversity, we’re launching a monthly series called “I am a Teamster”. Check out the first installment below! When you hear about a dangerous disease or the recall of yourRead More >

Teamsters 856 Honored at Cal Labor Fed’s Biennial Convention

Last month, the California Labor Federation honored Teamsters Local 856 with an award for the Local’s “Extraordinary Organizing Victories” at its Biennial Convention held in Oakland. Over the last several years, Local 856 has helped more than 3,300 workers in both the private and public sector become Teamsters to gain respect at work and a voiceRead More >

Contra Costa Members Ratify Inaugural Teamster Contract 

Contra Costa County members overwhelmingly ratified their very first Teamster contract last month. The three-year agreement covers 1,700 Teamsters in the Health Services, Licensed Vocational Nurses and Aides, and General Maintenance & Services units and significantly lowers out-of-pocket health care costs, increases wages, and improves safety language.      Contra Costa County workers voted to becomeRead More >