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WCCUSD Teamster wins backpay in grievance settlement

September 13, 2018

Magdalena Perez is one of the lucky ones — she wakes up every morning excited to get to work. “I come in feeling so energetic,” said Magdalena. “I like the commotion and the energy, and I take a lot of pride in making sure the building is clean.” Magdalena began as a lunch worker atRead More >

Outsourcing victory empowers Delta Dental Teamsters

September 13, 2018

In recent years, Delta Dental has chosen to send work done by union members in California to Georgia and Mexico in order to save money. The result: errors in work that often have to be corrected by Teamsters 856 members in California. “The company was trying to save money by shipping our jobs to states that pay lowerRead More >

National Teamster conference inspires local action

September 12, 2018

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference brings together members from around the United States and Canada. This year, a contingent of seven Teamsters 856 members from Delta Dental, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa County, and Contra Costa County Connection represented the local at the conference in Houston, Texas. TheRead More >

Teamsters 856 Endorses Three Candidates in the WCCUSD School Board Election

September 4, 2018

Teamsters 856 has joined a coalition of local labor unions to put their support behind West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education candidates: Valerie Cuevas, Madeline Kronenberg, and Consuelo Lara. Local 856 represents over 2,000 of WCCUSD’s classified employees. In addition to Teamsters 856, the labor coalition includes the United Teachers of Richmond, TeamstersRead More >

Highlights from around Teamsters 856 – August 2018

August 16, 2018

Local 856 stands in solidarity with Teamsters Local 853 Members from Contra Costa County and United Airlines joined Teamsters 853 members in San Francisco’s Castro district on August 23rd to demand secure retirement benefits for shuttle bus drivers from We Drive U and Loop Inc. who transport employees to Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple,Read More >