Posts Tagged: shop stewards

City of Walnut Creek Teamsters secure additional benefits in their new contract

December 6, 2018

In Walnut Creek, Teamsters 856 represents many of the individuals who work hard to keep the community safe — police services officers, police records technicians, and dispatchers. Police dispatchers, for example, take both the emergency and non-emergency calls that come in from the public and make sure a police officer is notified and responds toRead More >

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 >

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 >

Stronger Together: Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards

June 6, 2017

In May, Teamsters 856 Shop Stewards met for the second of three Steward Seminars that will be held this year. The members in attendance were Shop Stewards for Contra Costa County, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Enterprise, American Airlines, West Valley College, Alamo National, Daly City Police Department, Northwest Administrators, and the City of Milbrae. ThroughoutRead More >