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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
Last month, the staff of the Rainbow Center of Contra Costa County became the newest group to form a union with Teamsters 856. Rainbow is the only LGBTQ community center in all of Contra Costa County. The center provides youth, families, adults, and seniors with free and sliding scale group, couples, family, and individualRead More >