Monthly Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus “COVID-19” and Your Safety

February 28, 2020

While we continue to learn more about COVID-19, there is still a lot we don’t know, and we are looking to reputable health organizations and first-responder members for up-to-date information. Generally, take care of your health and protect others by thoroughly cleaning your hands, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth and follow good respiratory hygieneRead More >

Big grievance win for Contra Costa County lead custodians

February 20, 2020

Last month, three Contra Costa County Teamsters won their grievance when an arbitrator agreed with Local 856 that the members had been working outside of their classification for several years resulting in wage increases and backpay. Yoosef Surney, Kelvin Daniels, and Ronald Redmond were each promoted to lead custodian in Contra Costa County in 2006.Read More >

New health care benefit for San Francisco hotel Teamsters

February 17, 2020

Last month, Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn and President Mike Lagomarsino held two days of meetings with the hotel worker Teamsters in San Francisco to discuss and answer questions about a newly negotiated benefit to their Teamster health care plan, which will provide members and their families more peace of mind upon retirement. LocalRead More >

Members take action by contributing to Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

February 17, 2020

Over the last month, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program visited Local 856 members at their worksites to speak about how the program supports Teamsters’ efforts to fight for workers’ rights through the political process. D.R.I.V.E. stands for Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education and is the Teamsters’ political action committee. It isRead More >