Monthly Archives: April 2016

Protecting Teamster Work at Mt. Diablo Unified

April 28, 2016

Recently, some astute Mount Diablo Unified School District Teamsters noticed new sod on one of the fields at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Normally, Teamster groundskeepers would have performed this work, so the new grass obviously piqued their curiosity. When Teamsters 856 Representative Juan Escobar investigated, he learned the District had contracted out the work withoutRead More >

Unions Help Raise the Minimum Wage: Lifting All Workers Up

April 28, 2016

On April 4, Governor Brown signed a landmark bill into law that will raise the minimum wage to $15 in California by 2022. Teamsters joined members from other unions at the State Capitol to push for the wage boost in the days leading to its passage.  While most union members make above the minimum wage,Read More >