Worker Power and Collective Action Leads to Strong Win for Contra Costa County Teamsters After months of tough negotiations, the over 2,000 Contra Costa County members of Teamsters Local 856 won a strong contract in August of 2022. The victory comes after months of direct action from the workers of Contra Costa County, including twoRead More >
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Hundreds Rally, Demand Supervisors #StaffUpContraCosta
May 3, 2022
On Tuesday, April 26, hundreds of union members marched to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Meeting demanding the Board address the staffing crisis and staff up Contra Costa County.
Big grievance win for Contra Costa County lead custodians
February 20, 2020
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 >
Members take action by contributing to Teamster D.R.I.V.E.
February 17, 2020
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 >
Contra Costa County Teamsters stand firm and win thousands of dollars in back pay
January 15, 2020
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 >