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No increase to Teamster Kaiser Plan
If you’re already enrolled in the Teamster Kaiser Plan, you do not need to take any action. You will continue to be enrolled in the Teamster Kaiser Plan. If you’re in a different plan and would like to switch to the Teamsters Kaiser Plan, select “Teamsters Local Union No. 856 Trust Fund KP Health Plan” during open enrollment. If you have any questions, you may contact the County’s benefits department at (925) 335-1746 for more information.
Read the latest report from Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer Peter Finn: Strong members key to Local 856’s year of progress
As we approach the end of the year I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank your Teamster stewards, workplace leaders, and frankly, all 856 members for their dedication and hard work fighting on behalf of co-workers year-round.
Your hard work and dedication is making a lasting impact and producing real results. Local 856 has grown to become the largest Teamster Local in Northern California — doubling in size over the last 10 years. We now proudly represent over 12,000 members working at nearly 200 different employers. Local 856 members can be found in a diverse spectrum of industries including the public sector, hotels, airline, healthcare, benefit administration, law enforcement, car rental, package & logistics, warehouse & distribution, clerical, animal services, freight, vending, tradeshow and more. Read more.
About a year and a half ago, more than 1,700 Contra Costa County employees voted to join Teamsters 856. Since then, members have been working together to build union power in the County. From decreasing employee health care premiums to converting temporary positions into permanent, career jobs – Contra Costa County Teamsters have won many real improvements.On October 1st, an agreement between the union and the County took effect reclassifying radiologic technologists and giving all diagnostic imaging employees the potential of a 25% raise depending on credentials, experience and years of service with the County. Read more.
After 13 years of service, Victoria Mozzetti was wrongfully terminated from her position as an Institutional Service Worker (ISW) for Contra Costa County. […]
In June of this year, Teamsters 856’s attorneys approached the county about a settlement in Victoria’s case and they agreed. The agreement was signed in August, and Victoria was reinstated with full seniority on August 16th. Read more.
A contingent of 18 Teamsters 856 women traveled to San Antonio to represent the Local at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Women’s Conference. […]
The moment was particularly poignant for Bradfield, the former city of Orinda employee whose initial phone call to the Teamsters seeking strong representation sparked a watershed moment for public employees in Contra Costa County. […] “Under the leadership of our Principal Officer, Peter Finn, the momentum built as each newly organized unit saw what Local 856 can and will do for its members,” Bradfield told the crowd. “We’ve received higher wages, lower medical costs with better medical coverage, and overall a union that will fight like hell to protect its members. It’s something that we’ve never experienced in the past,” she continued. Read more.
Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) convenes for their annual conference. This year, for the first time in its 42-year history, the conference was held in Canada – specifically Vancouver, British Columbia.
This year, Teamsters 856 sent Veronica Hudson, a Shop Steward and 26-year Detention Services Worker at the West County Detention Center in Contra Costa County and Terrance Ricks, a Shop Steward and 29-year mechanic at United Airlines to represent the Union at the conference. Read more.