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Marin General Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, More, in New Contract

After ratifying a new contract this month, Marin General Hospital Teamsters have a new four-year agreement that includes 8% in wage increases for members over the course of the contract, including retroactivity back to April 2014, maintains employer-paid health care for employees and their families and includes bonuses in 2016 and 2017. In addition toRead More >

856 Daly City Teamsters Fight Outsourcing of Public Safety

Daly City 856 public safety dispatchers are fighting city bosses’ attempt to outsource their jobs. The move by management is a threat to public safety, would save little, if any money, and has been opposed by all rank and file Daly City Police Officers. Adding further insult to injury, City Manager Pat Martel delayed theRead More >

1,700 Contra Costa County Workers Join 856

This month, more than 1,700 Contra Costa County workers joined Teamsters Local 856 in a landslide vote. Eighty-five percent of workers in the Health Services, General Maintenance and Services, and Licensed Vocational Nurse/Aide Units casting ballots chose Teamster representation, with more than two-thirds of eligible employees participating in the election. “The high participation level inRead More >

Daly City Teamsters Negotiate Increases

More than 60 Teamsters 856 members working for the City of Daly City overwhelmingly ratified new contracts this month that include an average of 10% in raises over two years and increases the city’s contribution to health care costs. A portion of the gains in the new agreements represent restorations of sacrifices members agreed toRead More >

856 Public Sector Reps Attend Negotiating Intensive

This week, Teamsters 856 representatives took part in a symposium focused on legal frameworks, analyzing budgets, and contract costing in the public sector in California. The conference, held in Oakland, gave Teamsters 856 representatives a chance to exchange strategies and collaborate with other public sector reps from across the state and economist Dr. James Kimball,Read More >