Posts Categorized: For the Press

Grand Hyatt at SFO employees form union with Teamsters 856

February 7, 2020

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Chris Rosell crosell@ibt856.org or (202) 528-3775 (San Francisco) — Front desk and reservations employees at the new Grand Hyatt at SFO formed a union with Teamsters 856 this week – joining the over 1,000 hospitality workers already represented by the 17,000-member strong local. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22) was onRead More >

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County form union with Teamsters 856

November 27, 2019

For Immediate Release November 27, 2019 Contact: Chris Rosell crosell@ibt856.org or (202) 528-3775 (Concord, Calif.)  — This week, Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County staff officially formed a union with Teamsters 856. Rainbow staff provide free and sliding-scale therapy for individuals, couples, and families; HIV testing and counseling; support groups for the LGBTQ+ community;Read More >

Rally in support of graduate tutors ahead of the WCCUSD Board of Education’s vote on whether to eliminate the jobs of 50 educators

March 18, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Veronica Diaz (831) 840-3966 | VDiaz@ibt856.org WHAT: The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education will vote on Superintendent Matthew Duffy’s proposal to cut 50 graduate tutor positions. Parents, students, staff and teachers will rally before the meeting to urge the Board to keep cuts out of school classroomsRead More >

West Contra Costa Unified School District Board to cast final vote on eliminating essential educators

March 12, 2019

Board’s plan would have a devastating impact on English Learner students and children from immigrant families For Immediate Release March 12, 2019                                                            Contact: Veronica Diaz, (831) 840-33966; VDiaz@ibt856.org                    Richmond, Calif. – In December, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Matt Duffy made a proposal to the Board of Education to cut graduate tutors. TheRead More >

Tricia Suzuki now Political Director of Teamsters 350 and Teamsters 856

January 8, 2019

For Immediate Release January 8, 2019 Contact: Tricia Suzuki, (650) 452-3109, trish@ibt856.org Teamsters Locals 350 and 856 have entered into a strategic partnership that combines the political resources of both unions to further bolster the political power necessary to build strong futures for Teamster members of both Local unions. As part of the partnership, TriciaRead More >