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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 >

Longtime Teamsters ratify new contract with Wing Nien Foods

Teamsters 856 is a diverse union of over 12,000 working people throughout Northern California. Local 856 members are zoo keepers, librarians, engineers, city planners, firefighters, hotel workers, airline mechanics, health care workers, and a lot more. And in a manufacturing facility in Hayward, Teamsters 856 members — with a newly ratified contract — can beRead More >