Delta Dental of California Union Members Approve New Five-year Contract

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Members of Teamsters Local #856 ratified a five-year contract covering approximately 600 Delta Dental of California employees in San Francisco and Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Delta Dental of California announced today that members of Teamsters Union Local #856 ratified a new five-year contract covering approximately 600 employees in the company’s Northern California offices.

Union members approved the new offer on Friday, December 6. A tentative contract agreement was reached prior to the expiration date of December 1.

“This new agreement reflects our commitment to balancing needs of our customers and our employees as we map the future for our business,” said Gary D. Radine, Delta Dental president and chief executive officer. “We thank the Teamsters Union for working with management on a settlement that recognizes today’s changing business, health care and technology realities.”

The agreement extends salary increases over the five years of the contract and moves administration of medical and prescription drug coverage to the Teamsters Local Union No. 856 Health and Welfare Trust Fund.

Delta Dental of California covers nearly 19 million people enrolled in commercial and government-sponsored dental programs and heads a holding company with coverage in 15 states across the country.

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