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Teamsters Local 856 Member Saves Two Lives from Human Trafficking

Story originally appeared on Denice Miracle has been a Customer Service Representative at American Airlines for 27 years. As a worker in the airline industry, she’s always thinking of the safety of her passengers above all else. For this reason, it was fortunate that she was working one fateful day last year when twoRead More >

Persistence leads to victory in Contra Costa County

Not all victories happen quickly or seamlessly. Many require persistence and Teamsters who are willing to stay the course and fight back. Nishtha Wright, a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) for Contra Costa County learned this lesson firsthand last year. As an LVN, Nishtha is required to renew her license every two years. For years, sheRead More >

Settlement agreement with the City of Concord vindicates Local 856 members

Teamsters 856 recently reached a settlement agreement on two unfair practice charges filed against the City of Concord. In March 2016, when the city issued James Gravely, a maintenance worker member, a warning letter for wearing union insignia in the workplace, Teamsters 856 Vice President Rudy Gonzalez filed a charge with the Public Employees RelationsRead More >