Monthly Archives: February 2016

United Airlines Teamsters Escalate Picketing, Notify Passengers of Possible Strikes

February 29, 2016

This month, United Airlines Mechanics nationwide are taking their message to the street, literally, after 93.2% of voting members rejected a company-forced proposal that would have slashed wages for incoming mechanics, increased health care costs, and outsourced aircraft maintenance, even as United Airlines continues to make record profits quarter after quarter. Over 9,000 mechanics atRead More >

Alameda Probation Teamsters Beat Cronyism

February 29, 2016

When Alameda County Probation Teamsters heard that a clerical supervisor — who had no probation officer experience — was appealing to be considered eligible to apply for a position supervising probation officers, they were understandably upset. Not only did this kind of move not make any sense, it went against the County’s own Civil ServiceRead More >

Marin General Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, More, in New Contract

February 29, 2016

After ratifying a new contract this month, Marin General Hospital Teamsters have a new four-year agreement that includes 8% in wage increases for members over the course of the contract, including retroactivity back to April 2014, maintains employer-paid health care for employees and their families and includes bonuses in 2016 and 2017. In addition toRead More >

856 Daly City Teamsters Fight Outsourcing of Public Safety

February 29, 2016

Daly City 856 public safety dispatchers are fighting city bosses’ attempt to outsource their jobs. The move by management is a threat to public safety, would save little, if any money, and has been opposed by all rank and file Daly City Police Officers. Adding further insult to injury, City Manager Pat Martel delayed theRead More >

1,700 Contra Costa County Workers Join 856

February 4, 2016

This month, more than 1,700 Contra Costa County workers joined Teamsters Local 856 in a landslide vote. Eighty-five percent of workers in the Health Services, General Maintenance and Services, and Licensed Vocational Nurse/Aide Units casting ballots chose Teamster representation, with more than two-thirds of eligible employees participating in the election. “The high participation level inRead More >