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WCCUSD Teamster wins backpay in grievance settlement
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 at the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Nutrition Center then transitioned to her custodian job about five years ago.
Recently, with the help of her Teamsters 856 representative, Veronica Diaz, Magdalena won a grievance settlement including backpay for performing work not included in her job description. Read more.
WCCUSD members ratify their first Teamster contract with a 99% yes vote
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. Read more.
WCCUSD Teamsters work together to advocate for fairness on the job
At West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), the Information and Literacy Assistants (ILA) work hard to ensure students have the materials they need to be successful.
“We work in the textbook room and the library,” said Judy Langarica from El Cerrito High School. “We order all the textbooks, process them, and check them out to the students. We also help the librarian check books in and out, process new books, and now we help with tablets.” Read more.
WCCUSD Campus Security Officers prevail in grievance settlement
Campus Security Officers (CSO) work throughout West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), looking out for the well-being, as well as the safety of staff and students.
Recently, two CSOs refused to settle for a weak offer from WCCUSD, and instead pursued a remedy to their grievances that addresses systematic issues impacting all members of their classification. Read more.