For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017
Contact: Susanna Farber, (650) 266-7709, SFarber@ibt856.org
Marin County public employees group vote to affiliate with Teamsters 856
Marin County – MCMEA, an association of public employees in Marin County, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856. The over 300-person association includes County professionals in public works, health and human services, the County sheriff’s office, information technology services, and more from Marin County.
The affiliation agreement joins MCMEA members with Local 856, which currently represents Marin County Probation Officers, Marin County District Attorneys and over 12,000 workers throughout Northern California, including 7,000 public employees.
“We are proud to represent MCMEA members,” said Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn. “They are joining a union with an established record of winning strong contracts for public employees.”
“This is a good decision for our members,” said MCMEA President Eric Swift. “An overwhelming majority of us voted to approve the affiliation. We’re excited and confident that Teamsters 856 will provide our association with the support and representation our members deserve.”
Founded in 1949, Teamsters Local 856 represents more than 12,000 hardworking members in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay, Sacramento, and Central Valley communities.