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West Contra Costa Unified School District Board to cast final vote on eliminating essential educators

March 12, 2019

Board’s plan would have a devastating impact on English Learner students and children from immigrant families For Immediate Release March 12, 2019                                                            Contact: Veronica Diaz, (831) 840-33966; VDiaz@ibt856.org                    Richmond, Calif. – In December, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Matt Duffy made a proposal to the Board of Education to cut graduate tutors. TheRead More >

Delta Dental Teamsters use their seat at the table to fix broken overtime policy

February 12, 2019

Last year, Local 856 members at Delta Dental ratified their latest union contract. In addition to guaranteeing wage increases and maintaining their employer-paid health and welfare benefits, the new agreement also established a Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC). “The JLMC is another forum where members will have a seat at the table to have theirRead More >

Local 856 mourns passing of former Principal Officer

February 11, 2019

It is with sadness that Teamsters 856 announces the passing of former Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer, Ben Leal. Leal died on Friday, February 8, 2019, after a short illness. Leal began his career at Local 856 in 1956, only seven years after the union’s charter. As the director of organizing, his work was paramount toRead More >

New Executive Board Members Sworn In

January 31, 2019

On January 29, during our monthly membership meeting, the newest members of our Teamsters 856 Executive Board were sworn into office. Kathleen Romero, a rank and file member from the Park Central Hotel will serve as Vice President, Local 856 Communications Organizer Nicole Casey will serve as Recording Secretary, and Local 856 Representative Richie AndazolaRead More >