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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 >

Edgewood Teamsters Halt Illegal Firings

Edgewood residential counselors have put management on notice that its previous one-sided approach to labor relations will not stand now that they are Teamsters by forcing management to overturn four terminations. Over the last few months, Edgewood management terminated multiple employees without sending notice to the Union. Even worse, a few of the fired employeesRead More >

Ins & Outs of Medicare Explained at Retiree Workshop

In an effort to assist its retirees navigate the complexities of Medicare, Teamsters 856 hosted a “Medicare 101” workshop at the Local’s Union Hall on September 15. The course went over the basics of Medicare, including Parts A, B, C & D, what each option covers, associated costs, and how and when to enroll. “TheyRead More >