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Sharing Economy Leaves Out Middle Class Jobs

Don’t the let the term “sharing economy” fool you. There is no sharing. It’s really just the 1% making money by stripping workers of the rights for which the labor movement has fought so hard to secure. Just because the business transactions of these so-called “sharing economy” companies, such as Uber and AirBnB, are accomplished usingRead More >

SF Building Inspectors Latest Group to Join 856

Teamsters 856 is now proud to include sixty-four City & County of San Francisco Building Inspectors among its membership. “It’s a whole new beginning for us,” said Building Inspector Ed Donnelly, who’s been with the City for nine years. After previously bargaining with the City as an independent association, the group recognized the need toRead More >

856 UAL Teamsters Rally at Shareholders’ Meeting

United Airlines Teamsters 856 Members, Principal Officer Peter Finn, Representatives Javier Lectora, and Juan Escobar joined their United Airlines Teamsters brothers and sisters from across the country today in Chicago at the company’s shareholder meeting to tell United to stop dragging its feet in negotiations. “As employees and shareholders of this company, we have a long-termRead More >

Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund Turns 60

The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund has come a long way since it was started by a handful Teamsters in the brewery industry in 1955 with $500,000. Today the fund  remains strongly in the green zone with nearly $37 billion in assets and is the largest multi-employer defined benefit pension plan in theRead More >