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Teamster Sponsored Healthcare Transparency Bill Signed Into Law

This week working people gained ground in the battle for healthcare cost transparency when Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 546 into law on Sunday. The new law requires health insurance companies that sell to large purchasers, such as big employers and Union Health & Welfare Funds, to disclose the underlying data used to determine rate increases.Read More >

Record Turnout at 6th Annual Steward Appreciation Day

On October 3, Teamsters 856 held its 6th annual shop steward appreciation event at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Nearly 100 stewards turned out for the event, which included workshops presented by Attorney David Rosenfeld on the roles and rights of Union stewards and California Labor Federation Communications Specialist Rachel Johnson on how UnionRead More >

Steward Spotlight: Debra Caison

UPS Steward Takes On Domestic Violence Every Friday for six weeks instead of traveling to her regular job at UPS, Teamsters 856 Steward Debra Caison was spending the day in the classroom learning about the ways she can assist victims of domestic violence. Caison’s hard work paid off, and this month the mother of fiveRead More >

Report: Children of Union members are healthier, earn higher wages

A new study has revealed that Union membership has a positive impact on children of union members well into adulthood. Research conducted by economists from Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the Center for American Progress, found that children of Union members earn higher wages, have greater economic mobility, and are healthier than children who grewRead More >

Play Ball! 856 Members Enjoy Teamster Day at the Ballpark

Teamsters work hard – it’s important to relax once in awhile! It’s in that spirit the Teamsters Joint Council 7 – the umbrella organization for Teamsters Locals in Northern California and Nevada – hosts an annual “Teamster Day at the Ballpark”. Nearly 200 856 members represented our Local at the event which was held lastRead More >