Posts Tagged: WCCUSD

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 >

WCCUSD Teamster wins backpay in grievance settlement

September 13, 2018

Magdalena Perez is one of the lucky ones — she wakes up every morning excited to get to work. “I come in feeling so energetic,” said Magdalena. “I like the commotion and the energy, and I take a lot of pride in making sure the building is clean.” Magdalena began as a lunch worker atRead More >

Teamsters 856 Endorses Three Candidates in the WCCUSD School Board Election

September 4, 2018

Teamsters 856 has joined a coalition of local labor unions to put their support behind West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education candidates: Valerie Cuevas, Madeline Kronenberg, and Consuelo Lara. Local 856 represents over 2,000 of WCCUSD’s classified employees. In addition to Teamsters 856, the labor coalition includes the United Teachers of Richmond, TeamstersRead 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 >

WCCUSD members ratify their first Teamster contract with a 99% yes vote

July 6, 2018

A year ago, the classified employees of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD or the District) voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters 856. And last month, they ratified their first contract as Teamsters and proved what can happen when working people stand together. “Just last year we were welcoming these new members intoRead More >