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856 Fights to Keep Working Families in San Francisco

Teamsters 856 members flexed their collective muscles to fight abuses by short-term rental sites, such as AirBnB, in San Francisco at the “Yes on Prop F and Aaron Peskin for Supervisor Kick Off Rally” earlier this month in San Francisco.  Members from the hotel, benefit administration, and non-profit industries joined fellow Union members and neighbors toRead More >

856 Members’ Children Awarded Teamster Scholarships

Teamsters 856 is thrilled to announce that nearly $20,000 in Teamster scholarships have been awarded to the daughters and sons of 856 members. The scholarships come from a variety of sources, including the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship, the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship, and the Harry Polland/Robert Morales Joint Council 7 Scholarship. “I was really excitedRead More >

Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference Inspires 856 Members

For Teamsters 856 Stewards Kevin Bryant and Brandon Ransburg, attending Teamsters National Black Caucus Conference was a unique opportunity to experience the larger Teamster movement. “It was great to connect with other Teamsters from all across the country and Canada – I didn’t even know there were Teamsters in Canada!” Ransburg said. The Alameda Probation OfficersRead More >

Members Attend Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston

Last week, a contingent of Teamsters 856 women attended the Teamsters Women’s Conference in Boston. The annual three-day event unites Teamster women from across the country, provides educational workshops, and features guest speakers. This year’s theme was “Boston Strong. Teamster Strong.” A big thanks to the members who took the time to attend and representRead More >

Rosemarie Amado, ‘Voice of Local 856’ Retires

If you’ve called the Local 856 office in the last 15 years, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken with Rosemarie Amado, or “the voice of Local 856” as Vice President Rudy Gonzalez affectionately nicknamed her. However, earlier this year, Amado announced her intention to retire and on July 31 she answered her last call as theRead More >