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Event Builds 856 Young Worker Engagement

On May 21,  the Local 856 Young Teamsters Committee held an event in San Francisco aimed at building involvement among the Local’s younger members.  The Committee, which was founded in 2012, unites younger Teamsters from all backgrounds and industries to not only protect, but also build upon, the hard-fought gains of previous generations, such asRead More >

Edgewood Workers Rise — Vote Teamsters 856 YES

On May 20, after a hard-fought 11-month campaign, direct care staff at Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco finally got the news they’ve been waiting for — they are officially Teamsters. “It feels so incredible to finally be able to call ourselves Teamsters,” said Residential Counselor Ashley Nims. “We’ve been working forRead More >

Stewards Tackle Grievance Handling at Concord Seminar

On Saturday, May 9, a packed room of Teamsters 856 stewards from the public and private sector assembled for a training at the Local’s Field Meeting Space in Concord. The seminar focused on steward basics, including the role of a steward, Weingarten Rights, and grievance handling. Through hands-on exercises using Teamsters 856 collective bargaining agreements,Read More >

Fourth Group of SamTrans Employees Choose Teamsters 856

This spring, maintenance supervisors at the San Mateo County Transit District, or “SamTrans” unanimously choose to become Teamsters 856 members. The maintenance supervisors are the fourth group of SamTrans employees to join Local 856 since 2009, following in the footsteps of their colleagues working as bus transportation supervisors, dispatchers, radio controllers and bus contract inspectors.Read More >