(SAN BRUNO, Calif.) – More than 1,500 Contra Costa County, Calif., workers joined Teamsters Local 856 in a landslide vote on Thursday.
Eighty-five percent of workers in the health services, general maintenance, and licensed vocational nurse/aide units who cast ballots chose Teamster representation. More than two-thirds of eligible employees participated in the election.
“The high participation level in the election and overwhelming vote in favor of the Teamsters is a loud statement that things need to change at the county,” said Teamsters Local 856 Principal Officer Peter Finn, who will chair the upcoming contract negotiations for the three units.
“The strong vote result is an important first step in our fight to ensure the valuable work done by county workers for the communities they serve throughout Contra Costa is recognized. We are committed to using all the resources necessary to make that happen,” Finn said.
Contra Costa Teamsters serve the public throughout the county. They staff hospitals, clinics and mental health facilities, as well as maintain essential public infrastructure and safety.
Teamsters Local 856 represents more than 10,000 hardworking members in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay, Sacramento, and Central Valley communities and is affiliated with the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.