Posts Tagged: contra costa county

Members helping members keeps Local 856 strong

January 31, 2019

January 2019 In January, Teamster 856 members from the Contra Costa County and West Contra Costa Unified School District Strength in Numbers committees met again for a morning of training in the Local 856 field office in Martinez. The training was kicked off with a welcome by Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn. Sally PayneRead More >

National Teamster conference inspires local action

September 12, 2018

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference brings together members from around the United States and Canada. This year, a contingent of seven Teamsters 856 members from Delta Dental, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa County, and Contra Costa County Connection represented the local at the conference in Houston, Texas. TheRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamsters secure strong contract extension

July 6, 2018

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 >

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 >