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856 Walks Picket Line in Solidarity with Ferry Captains

Today, Teamsters 856 members at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District are walking the picket line in solidarity with the Ferry Boat Captains’ one-day strike. Members of the 13-union Golden Gate Labor Coalition, which includes Teamsters 856, set up picket lines at dawn at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and will continue to strikeRead More >

Golden Gate Bridge Members Take Action at Board Meeting

Teamsters 856 members working at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District joined their fellow members in the Golden Gate Labor Coalition for an informational picket at the Board of Directors meeting on September 12. The Coalition took the action after months of bargaining in which the District has proposed draconian cuts to theRead More >

Mt. Diablo Members Secure First Teamster Contract

On August 28, newly organized Mount Diablo Unified School District Unit members overwhelmingly ratified their first ever Teamster 856 contract. The new agreement includes 9% in wage improvements, increased healthcare contributions from the District, and the first phase of a long term healthcare restructuring plan to alleviate out-of-pocket healthcare costs. When the nearly 500 maintenanceRead More >

The Power of Strategic Campaigns

When you check out the redesigned 856 Web Site, or visit the union hall you will see the words: Work Hard. Fight Smart. This is not meant to be a clever phrase or fancy slogan, but rather a clear explanation of how we as a Local Union aim to represent the members of Teamsters 856.Read More >

General Election 2014 Endorsements

Teamsters 856 thoroughly vets all endorsements of candidates and ballot measures. Make sure that your vote is for working families. Statewide Offices Statewide Ballot Measures Congressional Candidates Assembly Candidates State Senate Candidates Local Endorsements STATEWIDE OFFICES* Denotes Incumbent Governor: *Jerry Brown (D) LT Governor: *Gavin Newsom (D) Attorney General: *Kamala Harris (D) Secretary of State:Read More >