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Contra Costa County Teamsters secure strong contract extension

Local 856 members in Contra Costa County keep the County safe, clean, and healthy working as fire equipment mechanics, gardeners, cooks, maintenance workers, licensed vocational nurses (LVN), and more. In 2016, employees in the County overwhelmingly voted to become members of Teamsters 856 and negotiated their first Teamster contract later that year — securing affordable access to the TeamstersRead More >

WCCUSD members ratify their first Teamster contract with a 99% yes vote

A year ago, the classified employees of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD or the District) voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters 856. And last month, they ratified their first contract as Teamsters and proved what can happen when working people stand together. “Just last year we were welcoming these new members intoRead More >

Shop stewards focus on keeping Local 856 strong during weekend training

Last month, more than 50 Teamsters 856 shop stewards dedicated their Saturday to learning more about their rights, role, and responsibilities as worksite leaders. The June 2 training, which was held in Oakland, launched with a welcome from Principal Officer Peter Finn, who thanked Local 856 stewards for their dedication to improving working conditions for theirRead More >

Statement from Teamsters 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn

Response to today’s controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court in favor of corporate special interests and against working people: “Today the Supreme Court ruled in a case that was funded by billionaire corporate special interests whose sole agenda is to dismantle unions so they can turn good public-sector jobs into low-paying work with little orRead More >

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Don’t Let Wisconsin Happen to You

Wealthy corporate special interests are forcing through controversial changes in the law that further stack the deck against working people and in favor of billionaire CEO’s. Their goal is to weaken our right to negotiate a fair return on our work and ultimately outsource jobs, cut health care, eliminate retirement security, and pay workers asRead More >