Posts Tagged: 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 >

Healthcare Side Letter Agreement Ratified

June 5, 2019

The new agreement is a proactive way to maintain reasonable health insurance rate options for Teamsters 856 members and to defend against ever-increasing health insurance premiums. It works to correct the existing inequality in the employer’s contribution to the various plans currently offered to members. The agreement works to establish equity of County contribution levels toward medicalRead More >