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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 >

SFO UAL Teamsters Continue Wednesday Rallies to Support Bargaining Team

United Airlines Teamsters once again turned out to show support for their negotiating team this week with a lunchtime rally at the SFO Base. The rallies, which started a few months ago, occur on weeks when the United Airlines Teamsters bargaining team is in negotiations with the company. This week, the negotiations were taking placeRead More >

Members Pack Union Hall for Training

Nearly 50 Teamsters 856 members packed the Local’s Union Hall for an all-member training on rights in the workplace last Saturday. “It was excellent!!” said United Airlines Member Keri Martin via the Local’s Facebook page. “I would recommend that everyone try to make it for the next one!!” The workshop, presented by Attorneys Caren SencerRead More >

Hertz Members Ratify New Agreement

One hundred and fifty Teamsters 856 members working at Hertz Rent a Car locations throughout the Bay Area overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement this month. The Teamsters 856 bargaining team, which included President Mike Lagomarsino, Staff Attorney Susanna Farber, Representative Liliana Cortez, and rank and file members Melba Gaeta, Annette Losada, Armando Marcal, VictorRead More >

856 Vice President Honored

On Friday, July 17, the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition honored 856 Vice President Rudy Gonzalez with its Labor Man of the Year award at its annual fundraiser. SEIU 1021’s Vice President of Politics, Alysabeth Alexander, received the Labor Woman of the Year award. “I’m humbled,” Gonzalez said of the recognition. “The Living Wage CoalitionRead More >