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Teamwork Stops Job Cuts at Park Central Hotel

Most workers will agree that they have a much better idea about what goes into performing their jobs than their bosses and managers. Recently Park Central Hotel Teamsters were able to use their firsthand knowledge of the ins and out of their work to save jobs that the San Francisco hotel had slated for theRead More >

Good News for Workers: Congress Delays Healthcare Tax 

Congress has postponed the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare excise tax (the so-called Cadillac tax) as part of the recent budget agreement. The tax, which has been delayed until 2020, forces employers to pay a 40% levy on healthcare plans considered “generous” – anything above $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for families. This tax couldRead More >

Concord Teamsters Strike Over Unfair Management

On November 18, City of Concord Teamsters 856 members walked off the job in protest of city management’s unfair labor practices. Teamsters 856 represents nearly 140 city workers between the Field and Operations and the Administrative, Clerical and Technical units. As part of the one-day strike, Concord Teamsters formed a picket lines at the corporationRead More >

Friendly Competition Nets Big Win for Solidarity Fund

When Park Central Hotel Steward Kathleen Romero took up a collection from her colleagues for the 856 Thanksgiving Meeting Solidarity Fund Raffle a few years back, she had no idea she was starting tradition and a competition. Romero’s efforts inspired other bargaining units to pool their money together as part of a friendly rivalry toRead More >

856 Gets Out the Vote for Peskin

This month, Teamsters 856-endorsed candidate Aaron Peskin was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Local endorsed the veteran progressive early on in light of his advocacy for affordable housing, the right to organize, fair wages, and workers’ rights. Peskin has also shown willingness to take on so-called “sharing economy” firms that areRead More >