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Contra Costa County Teamsters secure strong contract extension

July 6, 2018

Local 856 members in Contra Costa County keep the County safe, clean, and healthy working as fire equipment mechanics, gardeners, cooks, maintenance workers, licensed vocational nurses (LVN), and more. In 2016, employees in the County overwhelmingly voted to become members of Teamsters 856 and negotiated their first Teamster contract later that year — securing affordable access to the TeamstersRead More >

WCCUSD members ratify their first Teamster contract with a 99% yes vote

July 6, 2018

A year ago, the classified employees of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD or the District) voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters 856. And last month, they ratified their first contract as Teamsters and proved what can happen when working people stand together. “Just last year we were welcoming these new members intoRead More >

Shop stewards focus on keeping Local 856 strong during weekend training

July 6, 2018

Last month, more than 50 Teamsters 856 shop stewards dedicated their Saturday to learning more about their rights, role, and responsibilities as worksite leaders. The June 2 training, which was held in Oakland, launched with a welcome from Principal Officer Peter Finn, who thanked Local 856 stewards for their dedication to improving working conditions for theirRead More >

Statement from Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn

June 27, 2018

Response to today’s controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court in favor of corporate special interests and against working people: “Today the Supreme Court ruled in a case that was funded by billionaire corporate special interests whose sole agenda is to dismantle unions so they can turn good public-sector jobs into low-paying work with little orRead More >

New Teamsters reach their first tentative agreement with the W Hotel

May 31, 2018

In February, reservations, front desk, concierge, and rooms control employees at the W San Francisco hotel voted to join Teamsters 856. Three months later, they are ready to ratify their first union contract. “Our first contract negotiations with the W Hotel were successful and went quickly and efficiently,” said Local 856 President and Senior RepresentativeRead More >