Last month, Local 856 member, Teresa Rumberger received nearly $12,000 in back pay after she discovered her employer, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), had been paying her incorrectly for years. In addition to Teresa’s normal job duties as a classroom support aide for students with special needs, she administers toileting assistance toRead More >
In 2017, about a year and a half after more than 1,700 Contra Costa County employees voted to become members of Local 856, the County’s diagnostic imaging technologists used their solidarity as a tool to win fairness on the job. And last month, the same group of members held their employer accountable when they wereRead More >
Judy Frazier has been an active member of Local 856 at Eden Medical Center since she and her coworkers first became Teamsters 19 years ago. Judy was a part of the original negotiations team for their first union contract and has been a shop steward since the very beginning. Read on to learn more aboutRead More >
We held our first Local 856 Food Processing Division (FPD) Organizing Training in Stockton early this month. During the training, members of the FPD learned the organizing fundamentals they need to build Teamster power in their workplaces. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Starting with our annual Thanksgiving meetings in November and ending with our Food Processing Division Christmas Gift Giveaways this week, Local 856 members have celebrated the holiday season together at festive meetings in Sacramento, South San Francisco, Yuba City, and Stockton. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!