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Taking the Fight Against Outsourcing to the White House

Taking on the fight against outsourcing has long been a focus for us at Local 856. That fight continues and recently I met with Celeste Drake, the new Director of the Made in America Office at the White House. Among other things, in the meeting I stressed the importance to Teamsters members that American taxRead More >

Local 856 Delegates Attend 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention

Teamsters 856 delegates representing every sector of our Local attended the 30th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in June. Although the convention was held virtually, delegates from Teamster Locals across California and Nevada held a regional assembly in Las Vegas so that they could participate together. At the convention, in addition to nominating candidates forRead More >

Local 856 Mourns Passing of Trustee Lisa Chin

It is with deep sadness that we announce Local 856 Trustee, Shop Steward, and friend, Lisa Chin passed away over the weekend. Lisa was a Teamster for over 40 years and a fixture at Local 856 and Delta Dental.   Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, daughters, grandson, and all who were luckyRead More >

ScholarMatch Employees Vote to Form Union with Teamsters 856

(SAN FRANCISCO) — After battling an anti-worker campaign, direct service staff at San Francisco-based non-profit ScholarMatch today overwhelmingly voted to form a union with Teamsters Local 856 by nearly 90%. ScholarMatch employees began the process of unionizing last year after becoming concerned with instability and ensuring equity at the non-profit. Since last summer, multiple board members and senior leaders haveRead More >

Central County Firefighters Union Votes to Affiliate with Local 856

(Burlingame, Calif.) — The Central County Firefighters Union has overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 856 this week. The 70 firefighters serve the 70,000 residents and tens of thousands of visitors each year in the Burlingame, Millbrae, and Hillsborough communities throughout San Mateo County.  “Local 856 is proud to welcome the members of theRead More >