San Francisco City and County Attorneys Affiliate with Teamsters


Local 856 Brings Powerful Representation to 500 Workers

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(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Municipal Attorneys Association (MAA) formally affiliated with 20,000-member Teamsters Local 856 this week. The association comprises 500 deputy district attorneys, deputy public defenders, and city attorneys serving the citizens of San Francisco.

The new members join public attorneys represented by Local 856 throughout Northern California, including in Alameda, Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties, and the City of Santa Rosa.

“Local 856 has a proven track record of winning and enforcing strong contracts for attorneys serving cities and counties across Northern California,” said Nathan Quigley, President of the Municipal Attorneys Association. “We look forward to our partnership to bring this kind of powerful representation to our 500 members who serve the City and County of San Francisco.”

“We’re excited to welcome these dedicated attorneys to Local 856 and hit the ground running as we enter bargaining for the group this spring,” said Peter Finn, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer and Teamsters International Western Region Vice President.

Local 856 represents over 7,000 public sector members throughout the region, including City and County of San Francisco members working in a number of departments. 

“With this affiliation, our new members will have the Teamster backing and resources necessary to secure a contract that includes vigorous workplace protections,” said Matt Finnegan, Staff Attorney and Director of Public Sector Bargaining for Local 856. 

Founded in 1949, Teamsters Local 856 is affiliated with the 1.3 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters and has grown to become one of the largest Teamster locals in California with over 20,000 members.