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If we can come together, we can fight together

When you are on the right side of the fight, conflict can be a means to bring positive change — to change the status quo when the status quo is not good enough. Whether it’s growing inequality or politicians using race to turn workers against each other, we are certainly living through some challenging times.Read More >

United Airlines mechanic becomes an inventor after losing his sight

“I decided not to look back, but to move forward,” said Jimmy Uharriet. Jimmy is a Teamsters SFO mechanic at United Airlines. In March 2016, Jimmy’s entire life changed when an accident left him totally blind. What’s interesting about Jimmy is that his is not just a story about a person overcoming incredible odds toRead More >

Local 856 continues the fight to protect Teamster jobs at WCCUSD

Teamsters 856 is still in the fight to save the jobs of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) graduate tutors. Since the plan to cut graduate tutor jobs was approved by the WCCUSD Board last December, Local 856 members have been working with parents, students, and staff to urge the Board to keep theirRead More >

Local 856 members continue to advocate for misclassified workers

Last month, Local 856 members from United Airlines and Delta Dental headed to the Capitol once again to speak up in support of misclassified workers. “This reminds me of why unions got started,” said United Airlines Teamster, Dan Johnston. “We’re fighting for workers’ rights and security.” In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimousRead More >

Contra Costa County Teamster fights for fairness after an on-the-job injury

Local 856 member receives over $1,000 in hazard pay Harry Avington has worked in housekeeping at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) since 2012. In his day-to-day job as an institutional services worker (ISW), he ensures that rooms in and around the intermediate care unit and the intensive care unit are properly cleanedRead More >