Posts Tagged: West Contra Costa Unified School District

Local 856 keeps cuts away from the classroom and saves school district jobs

August 5, 2019

After a Teamsters 856-led campaign that included West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) members, students, parents, and teachers joining forces, 25 graduate tutors will return to the classroom and learning centers this school year after facing all but certain cuts. “Fighting and winning makes me feel more encouraged to keep fighting when I feelRead More >

Rally in support of graduate tutors ahead of the WCCUSD Board of Education’s vote on whether to eliminate the jobs of 50 educators

March 18, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Veronica Diaz (831) 840-3966 | VDiaz@ibt856.org WHAT: The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education will vote on Superintendent Matthew Duffy’s proposal to cut 50 graduate tutor positions. Parents, students, staff and teachers will rally before the meeting to urge the Board to keep cuts out of school classroomsRead More >

Members helping members keeps Local 856 strong

January 31, 2019

January 2019 In January, Teamster 856 members from the Contra Costa County and West Contra Costa Unified School District Strength in Numbers committees met again for a morning of training in the Local 856 field office in Martinez. The training was kicked off with a welcome by Local 856 Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer Peter Finn. Sally PayneRead More >

WCCUSD Teamster wins backpay in grievance settlement

September 13, 2018

Magdalena Perez is one of the lucky ones — she wakes up every morning excited to get to work. “I come in feeling so energetic,” said Magdalena. “I like the commotion and the energy, and I take a lot of pride in making sure the building is clean.” Magdalena began as a lunch worker atRead More >

National Teamster conference inspires local action

September 12, 2018

Every year, the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference brings together members from around the United States and Canada. This year, a contingent of seven Teamsters 856 members from Delta Dental, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa County, and Contra Costa County Connection represented the local at the conference in Houston, Texas. TheRead More >