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Protecting Teamster Work at Mt. Diablo Unified

Recently, some astute Mount Diablo Unified School District Teamsters noticed new sod on one of the fields at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Normally, Teamster groundskeepers would have performed this work, so the new grass obviously piqued their curiosity. When Teamsters 856 Representative Juan Escobar investigated, he learned the District had contracted out the work withoutRead More >

Unions Help Raise the Minimum Wage: Lifting All Workers Up

On April 4, Governor Brown signed a landmark bill into law that will raise the minimum wage to $15 in California by 2022. Teamsters joined members from other unions at the State Capitol to push for the wage boost in the days leading to its passage.  While most union members make above the minimum wage,Read More >

Alameda Probation Teamsters Call for Chief’s Firing

Teamsters 856 Alameda Probation Officers are taking a drastic step to restore stability to their workplace by calling for the immediate removal of the Chief Probation Officer. In a letter last week on behalf of the Alameda County membership, Teamsters 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn and Staff Attorney Malia Vella implored the Board of SupervisorsRead More >

United Airlines Teamsters Keep Up Pressure for a Fair Contract

This month, United Airlines members continued the fight for a fair contract with actions in New York City and at SFO. On March 8, 856 members joined hundreds of United Airlines Teamsters from across the country to picket JP Morgan’s annual Aviation, Transportation & Industrials investor conference in New York City, warning attendees of ongoing laborRead More >

Flexing Labor Power at the Capital

Remember Gov. Brown’s recent joke that made national news about a building a wall around California if Trump got elected? Well, he made that off-the-cuff remark at the California Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference in Sacramento, and 856 staffers, Peter Finn, Rudy Gonzalez, Trish Blinstrub, and Malia Vella were in attendance. The annual event, heldRead More >