About Us

About union members in Contra Costa County

Union workers in Contra Costa are a microcosm of California industries, with strong presences in:

  • Construction – We build the roads, water systems, commercial buildings and many homes that keep Contra Costa moving forward
  • Education – From K-12 through college, including the John F. Henning School at St. Mary’s College of California, we are the teachers, aides, nutrition and support staff that prepare tomorrow’s leaders
  • Healthcare – Our Regional Medical Center and private networks like Kaiser, Sutter, John Muir and the San Ramon Medical Center employ union nurses, aides, environmental technicians, and service, support and professional staff
  • Government – Our postal workers always deliver — like their brothers and sisters in local, regional, state and federal government who perform planning, economic development, transparency and accountability services
  • Hospitality – Hotel and restaurant workers support our growing, regional tourism industry
  • Manufacturing and energy – California’s largest corporation and employer, Chevron, is headquartered in Richmond, and thousands work at four refineries, two power plants and USS-POSCO Steel
  • Public services – City, County, State and Federal employees provide critical direct services to veterans, seniors, youth and working families
  • Technology and communications – Union members install and service critical communications facilities, upgrade our networks, write and print our newspapers
  • Transportation – Contra Costa is a regional transportation hub, with light rail, bus, train, air and ferry service connecting to the Bay Area and, through the Port of Richmond, internationally

Did you know?

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  • Contra Costa is one of California’s original 27 counties, and was nearly named Mt. Diablo County for the mountain that is visible from central and east county, the Delta and as far as Sierra Nevada.
  • The other iconic image for our County is Rosie the Riveter, the local hero of World War II who built Liberty Ships in Richmond and launched new roles for women in industry.
  • Our commute time is about 6 minutes longer than other Californians’ – even more when you are crawling along Highway 4 from residential neighborhoods in East County to job centers in West County.
  • Our Congressional delegation is working to honor African-American serviceman killed or wounded during the 1944 Port Chicago disaster, a munitions explosion.
  • More than 54,000 veterans call Contra Costa home, and we’re working to honor their service with good jobs and strong communities for a real homecoming. Learn more about the Union Veterans Council.

Delegate Meetings

Delegates, appointed by their unions, meet on the third Wednesday of every month, starting at 6pm, at the United Steel Workers hall, 1333 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

Contact Us

Info [at] cclabor.net
(925) 228-0161
1333 Pine Street, Suite E, Martinez, CA 94553

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Staff
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Executive Director
Margaret Hanlon-Gradie

Community Organizer
Jervon Graves

Leadership
President
Steve Older, Machinists Local 1173

Vice President
Kevin Van Buskirk, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Secretary/Treasurer
Dan Jameyson, SEIU Local 1021

Sergeant-at-Arms
Bambi Marien, UFCW Local 5

Trustees
Theresa Golden, UA Local 342
Sue Guest, IFPTE Local 21
Anita Johnson, Mt. Diablo Education Association/CTA

Executive Board

Rebecca Band, IBEW Local 1245
Fortino “Tino” Curiel, Heat and Frost AWIA Local 16
Brian Fealy, Machists Local 1173
Gabriel Haaland, SEIU 1021 / Pride at Work
Larry Hendel, AFSCME District Council 57
Tim Jefferies, Boilermakers Local 549
Doug Jones, SEIU United Healthcare Workers
Tom Lawson, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159
Michael Nye, CA Assn. of Retired Americans / CFT
Nadine Peyrucain, AFSCME Local 142
Alberto Ruiz, Teamsters Local 315
Vince Wells, Contra Costa Professional Firefighters Local 1230
Jonathan Wright, IFPTE Local 20 / Young Worker

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