Posts Tagged: contra costa county

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 >

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 >