Summer Institute for Union Women 2015


The 2014 Teamsters 856 SIUW attendees in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

For the past three summers, Teamsters 856 has been proud to send a diverse group of members to represent our Local at the Summer Institute for Union Women. The Summer Institute is a weeklong event held each year that gives members a chance to take a pause from their daily lives to expand their union knowledge, strategize on how to further the labor movement, meet activists and leaders from across the world, and enhance their own leadership skills.

In 2015, we are continuing our Local’s commitment to member education and involvement by sending a fourth group of Teamsters 856 members to the Summer Institute in Portland, Oregon, June 23rd to the 27th.

If you are interested in attending the Summer Institute this year, please contact Political Director Trish Blinstrub at (650) 635-0111 x7730 or for an application.

Space for the event is limited and there will be a selection process after the application deadline on Wednesday, May 20. Members who are selected to attend will be notified by May 26, 2015.

Past attendees have been representative of the exceptional diversity of our Local. Members from all backgrounds and industries are highly encouraged to apply.

2015 Summer Institute Pamphlet & Course Descriptions

2015 Summer Institute Save the Date Flyer