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Big grievance win for Contra Costa County lead custodians

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

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.

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 >

Local 856 members head to the Capitol to defend misclassified workers

Teamsters from across the state visited the Capitol this month to urge legislators to continue to do the right thing for misclassified workers by protecting Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). When working people are misclassified as independent contractors they are often denied basic labor protections such as a minimum wage, overtime, and access to unemploymentRead More >