Posts Tagged: contra costa county

Shop Stewards: The backbone of Teamsters 856

April 30, 2018

This month, 50 new and veteran Teamsters 856 shop stewards gathered in San Francisco for training to learn new skills and refresh their existing knowledge. Shop stewards are the backbone of the local union. In one day, a steward can be called on to act as an advocate, a sounding board, a negotiator, a contractRead More >

Teamsters halt layoffs in Contra Costa County

February 28, 2018

For 11 years, Anntheia Farr worked as a Mental Health Specialist II for Contra Costa Community College (CCCC). Her role at the college was an important one: she worked with students experiencing emotional breakdowns, and with management and police services to make sure vulnerable students’ needs were met. Last year, in response to a dropRead More >

Persistence leads to victory in Contra Costa County

February 27, 2018

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 >