Posts Tagged: Peter Finn

New health care benefit for San Francisco hotel Teamsters

February 17, 2020

Last month, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn and President Mike Lagomarsino held two days of meetings with the hotel worker Teamsters in San Francisco to discuss and answer questions about a newly negotiated benefit to their Teamster health care plan, which will provide members and their families more peace of mind upon retirement. LocalRead More >

Grand Hyatt at SFO employees form union with Teamsters 856

February 7, 2020

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Chris Rosell crosell@ibt856.org or (202) 528-3775 (San Francisco) — Front desk and reservations employees at the new Grand Hyatt at SFO formed a union with Teamsters 856 this week – joining the over 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by the 17,000-member strong local. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22) was onRead More >

A Decade of Growth and Building Power

January 20, 2020

By Peter Finn, Principal Officer/Secretary-Treasurer; As somebody always focused on looking forward and getting better, I don’t often spend time reflecting on the past. However, as we close out a decade, I do want to recognize the accomplishments of our Local Union over the last 10 years and especially the reps, stewards, and Local 856Read More >

Solidarity and strength lead to strong new contract at Eckert Cold Storage

October 14, 2019

Congratulations to Local 856 members at Eckert Cold Storage Escalon! Members there ratified a strong new contract this month. Getting there was not easy, but the members stood strong and persisted. “After several months of difficult negotiations, we faced the most difficult challenges we have ever gone through with this company,” recalled Delia Elenes. DeliaRead More >

If we can come together, we can fight together

April 18, 2019

When you are on the right side of the fight, conflict can be a means to bring positive change — to change the status quo when the status quo is not good enough. Whether it’s growing inequality or politicians using race to turn workers against each other, we are certainly living through some challenging times.Read More >