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Members gain knowledge, solidarity, at Summer Institute for Union Women

Earlier this month, ten Teamsters 856 members traveled to Victoria, British Columbia Canada to take part in the Summer Institute for Union Women where they spent an intensive week taking core classes, attending seminars and working with women from across the world to advance the labor movement. This year’s theme was “Women Working Together” andRead More >

San Francisco Zoo Teamsters Bargain for Safety

A combination of a high-profile media campaign, legal strategy, political action, and membership solidarity has culminated in a major win for worker and public safety at the San Francisco Zoo. In response to the 2007 fatal mauling of a teenager by a tiger, the San Francisco Zoo installed a “Code Red System”. The system, whichRead More >

Making progress. More fights to win.

We often talk about how imperative it is to continue to push forward and get results. That the status quo is not good enough; that we must make progress. And while we have significant ongoing fights at many employers where Local 856 members work, I want to take a moment to report on some progressRead More >