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The pandemic has changed how many union processes are conducted, including elections and vote counting. On March 29, Business Rep Mike Henneberry and Chief Steward Vanessa Wadley counted the ballots that members who work at Zenith Administrators in Alameda submitted on the issue of restructuring and strengthening their pension plan.
Please see the link below for information about the Joint Council 7 Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to the children and grandchildren of active Local 853 members who are in good standing and will be based on a combination of academic achievement, school and community service, and financial need. In
Local 853’s Oakland union hall was turned into a vaccine clinic on Saturday, March 27. The Alameda County Central Labor Council, a co-tenant in our building, brought together their affiliated unions to do outreach to their members. In all, 430 union members were excited to get the Johnson & Johnson
With only a little bit of hesitation, I will say that I am happy this year is finally coming to an end. For all of us, 2020 has been quite a hardship—with new and constant threats to our members and your families. We do have something good to look forward to in the New Year—a new President will be sworn in on January 20, 2021. I must say, from a union standpoint, this gives me hope. The current President has
“I hope there’s a vaccine, that we have a new President, and that we get more members in the Teamsters to build a stronger union.”
“To go on vacation, get a new car, and get my daughter set up for college.”
“Definitely to get past COVID to see beautiful faces again. I want to get out, travel and see things. And, I hope the election goes really well.”
Membership meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are currently being held on Zoom.
To attend, you must register in advance at:
Watch this space for notification of when we can go back to in-person meetings again.
May 13, 2021 – Membership Meeting – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom
June 10, 2021 – Membership Meeting – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom
July 8, 2021 – Membership Meeting – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom
Local 853 Headquarters
7750 Pardee Lane
Oakland CA 94621
South Bay Office
1452 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112