Tricia Suzuki now Political Director of Teamsters 350 and Teamsters 856

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2019

Contact: Tricia Suzuki, (650) 452-3109,

Teamsters Locals 350 and 856 have entered into a strategic partnership that combines the political resources of both unions to further bolster the political power necessary to build strong futures for Teamster members of both Local unions. As part of the partnership, Tricia Suzuki now becomes the Political Director of both Local 350 and Local 856.

“Since politics impacts the everyday working conditions of Teamsters, making sure that the needs of members are heard where key decisions are made at the local, state, and national level is of the utmost priority to both Local 350 and 856,” said Suzuki. “This new partnership elevates the voices of nearly 15,000 members of the two Local Unions,” she said,


Founded in 1949, Teamsters Local 856 represents hardworking members in communities throughout Northern California working in a broad spectrum of professions in both the public and private sector.

For more than 80 years, Teamsters Local 350 has fought for working class families. The local’s jurisdiction encompasses San Francisco County and ranges down to San Benito County making it one of the largest solid waste local unions in the county.