Posts Tagged: delta dental

Delta Dental Teamsters make health care a priority in new contract

December 6, 2018

The team of experienced Teamsters 856 shop stewards at Delta Dental are no strangers to listening to the priorities of their co-workers before heading to the table to negotiate a new union contract. This year, members at all three Delta Dental locations — Rancho Cordova, Oakland, and San Francisco — ratified a new three-year contract,Read More >

Outsourcing victory empowers Delta Dental Teamsters

September 13, 2018

In recent years, Delta Dental has chosen to send work done by union members in California to Georgia and Mexico in order to save money. The result: errors in work that often have to be corrected by Teamsters 856 members in California. “The company was trying to save money by shipping our jobs to states that pay lowerRead 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 >

Highlights from around Teamsters 856 – August 2018

August 16, 2018

Local 856 stands in solidarity with Teamsters Local 853 Members from Contra Costa County and United Airlines joined Teamsters 853 members in San Francisco’s Castro district on August 23rd to demand secure retirement benefits for shuttle bus drivers from We Drive U and Loop Inc. who transport employees to Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple,Read 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 >