News & Publications

Members take action by contributing to Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

Over the last month, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program visited Local 856 members at their worksites to speak about how the program supports Teamsters’ efforts to fight for workers’ rights through the political process. D.R.I.V.E. stands for Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education and is the Teamsters’ political action committee. It isRead More >

Local 856 members head to the Capitol to defend misclassified workers

Teamsters from across the state visited the Capitol this month to urge legislators to continue to do the right thing for misclassified workers by protecting Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). When working people are misclassified as independent contractors they are often denied basic labor protections such as a minimum wage, overtime, and access to unemploymentRead More >

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 >