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Local 856 members continue to advocate for misclassified workers

Last month, Local 856 members from United Airlines and Delta Dental headed to the Capitol once again to speak up in support of misclassified workers. “This reminds me of why unions got started,” said United Airlines Teamster, Dan Johnston. “We’re fighting for workers’ rights and security.” In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimousRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamster fights for fairness after an on-the-job injury

Local 856 member receives over $1,000 in hazard pay Harry Avington has worked in housekeeping at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) since 2012. In his day-to-day job as an institutional services worker (ISW), he ensures that rooms in and around the intermediate care unit and the intensive care unit are properly cleanedRead More >

Rally in support of graduate tutors ahead of the WCCUSD Board of Education’s vote on whether to eliminate the jobs of 50 educators

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Veronica Diaz (831) 840-3966 | VDiaz@ibt856.org WHAT: The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education will vote on Superintendent Matthew Duffy’s proposal to cut 50 graduate tutor positions. Parents, students, staff and teachers will rally before the meeting to urge the Board to keep cuts out of school classroomsRead More >

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

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 >