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AB 3087: A bill to control skyrocketing health care costs

In February, during his testimony before the California Assembly, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn called on the State Legislature to pass a solution to ease the financial burden of rising health care costs on working families. “The skyrocketing cost of health care is making the employee share of monthly medical premiums reach unaffordable levels,”Read More >

WCCUSD Teamsters work together to advocate for fairness on the job

Weeks of negotiations with the District end in a new classification and wage increase for workers in school libraries At West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), the Information and Literacy Assistants (ILA) work hard to ensure students have the materials they need to be successful. “We work in the textbook room and the library,”Read More >

W Hotel workers choose to stand together and become Teamsters

Reservations, front desk, concierge, and rooms control employees at the W San Francisco hotel have joined the more than 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by Teamsters 856 after a resounding yes vote last month. For Priya Kumari, the choice to form a union with Teamsters 856 was an easy one. After years of talking withRead More >

WCCUSD Campus Security Officers prevail in grievance settlement

Campus Security Officers (CSO) work throughout West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), looking out for the well-being, as well as the safety of staff and students. Recently, two CSOs refused to settle for a weak offer from WCCUSD, and instead pursued a remedy to their grievances that addresses systematic issues impacting all members ofRead More >

Marin General Hospital Teamsters ratify a new agreement with the Hospital

This month, Teamsters 856 members working in the technical unit at Marin General Hospital (MGH) ratified their new agreement with MGH. Their nine months of hard work throughout the negotiations process are a prime example of the power working people can wield when they stand together. “We were persistent with what we wanted and letRead More >