We Are Teamsters Local 853.

Together there is nothing we can’t do!

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone has a voice and is empowered to use it to better their livelihood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We win because we stand and fight together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your fellow teamsters are counting on you to get involved. 

We Are Teamsters Local 853. Together there is nothing we can’t do!

Everyone has a voice and is empowered to use it to better their livelihood.

We win because we stand and fight together as one voice against opposition.

Your fellow teamsters are counting on you to get involved to keep us strong.

 Our Union is only as strong as our ties with each other. Sisters and Brothers, use your voice and join us as we strengthen these ties and rise up Teamsters Local 853.

S. Martinelli & Co. Step Up above and beyond for their fellow workers and a ratifies 3-year contract with 91% approval.

February 19, 2024

Saturday morning, over 130 members of S. Martinelli & Co. gathered to vote on their new agreement. The members secured improvements to both language […]

Del Mar Foods ratified their new 3 year agreement today with an approval of 98%.

February 19, 2024

Del Mar Foods ratified their new 3-year agreement today with an approval of 98%. This contract improves working conditions and a cumulative wage increase […]

The fight against autonomous vehicles continues with a new political season and a new Assembly Bill AB2286 – and Teamsters 853 is there standing up for members statewide.

February 16, 2024

Public safety and good-paying Teamster’s jobs are on the line. In light of many public safety incidents that have risen in the past year […]

After 59 years in business, Bottomley will close its doors on Friday, most Teamsters to Move over to Matagrano.

February 15, 2024

Due to changes in the marketplace, longtime distributor Bottomley will close its doors for good on Friday, February 16th. They have been in business […]

Teamsters Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer And National IBT Liquor Representative Steve Beck leads discussions on Organizing and politics in the liquor industry.

February 7, 2024

Hundreds of representatives from Teamsters local unions across the country participated in workshops this week at the annual Teamsters Brewery, Bakery, and Soft Drink […]

February Member Meeting is Thursday, February 8th

February 5, 2024

Our monthly member meeting for December is this Thursday, February 8th, at 7 PM. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that […]

Teamsters 853 Stewards at Coca-Cola Have a Full Plate with territory restructuring and Contract Expiration this summer.

February 3, 2024

Coca-Cola stewards Jerry Trujillo and Jason Aguilar sit down with members of Teamsters Locals 315 and 70, along with members of the company management, […]

Gatorade contract is stronger because of a strong relationship between the company and our members.

January 31, 2024

It’s not always the case that to win a fight, you have to bloody someone’s nose. Case in point with PepsiCo brand Gatorade and […]

Bimbo Bakery Teamsters Ratify Excellent Contract

January 29, 2024

Under the leadership of the bakery chairs Don Garcia & Mike Pratt, and with the assistance of the IBT Director Jeff Padellaro and IBT […]

Yellow Freight Bankruptcy Update

January 26, 2024

Yellow Freight Teamsters Members, here is the latest update published by the IBT regarding the bankruptcy. Please download the original document to review.

Teamsters Lead the Way in City & County of San Francisco Negotiations

January 19, 2024

On January 17, well over 2,000 union members representing 22 unions gathered out front of SF city hall to demand a just & equitable […]

Teamster 853 Members Operate The Last Salt Harvesting and Packaging Company in the United States: Cargill Salt: Take A look inside at the Members that Keep this company running smoothly.

January 17, 2024

Some info about the sea salt that comes from the last American sea salt manufacturer right in our Bay Area backyard in Newark, CA.  […]

Teamsters 853 Meets with District 20 Assemblymember Liz Ortega to discuss Labor-related priorities for the Hayward, San Leandro, Dublin, Union City, and Pleasanton Working Communities.

January 16, 2024

On Saturday, Teamster 853 Staff met with Assemblymember Liz Ortega to discuss Labor-related priorities for the Hayward, San Leandro, Dublin, Union City, and Pleasanton […]

Gillig Members Fill the House to Capacity and Ratify Historic Contract.

January 8, 2024

Yesterday, Gillig bussing members showed up in force and overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract. It was the highest percentage ever for a […]

It’s Official! US Foods Drivers Vote “Union Yes” and Join Teamsters Local 853

January 5, 2024

Unions are in an endless battle, fighting corporations to secure fair wages and benefits for the workers who make those companies successful. Corporations are […]

Thank you to each and every Teamster 853 member who came out, supported, or participated in some way – You made 2023 a huge success.

December 27, 2023

Turnout of sheer numbers are where we get our power. That is why we have good contracts, pay, and benefits. Because we stick together […]

Teamsters 853 Members for Oakland Zoo

It’s Official: Oakland Zoo Keepers are Teamsters!

December 23, 2023

This week, votes were tallied to ratify the first-ever Oakland Zoo Zoo Keepers agreement between Local 853 & the zoo. The results were overwhelming; […]

December Monthly Member Meeting

December 13, 2023

Our monthly member meeting for December is this Thursday, December 14th, at 7 PM. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that […]

Teamsters Local 853 Representatives Attend This Year’s COPE Convention to Ensure Working People’s Voices Are Heard

December 12, 2023

Unions and politics go hand-in-hand. Without legislators (Elected Officials) to make laws to protect working people, our Union efforts would be very difficult to […]

Oakland Zoo Teamsters Ink First Union Contract

December 11, 2023

After eleven and a half months of negotiations, zoo keepers at the Oakland Zoo signed off on the first union contract ever at the […]

DHL Members at Teamsters 853 Are Standing With CVG DHL – Do What You Have to Get the Contract You Deserve!

December 6, 2023

1500 Teamster members from Local 100 in Northern Kentucky and Ohio who work for CVG DHL voted to Unionize earlier in the year. Since […]

A message from the leadership of Teamsters Local 853.

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Dear Local 853 sisters and brothers,

Local 853 is the combined strength of our 13,000+ members who stand together for solid contracts that improve their wages, benefits, and working conditions. You work in numerous industries, from A to Z — Artists to Zookeepers. You work across the Greater Bay Area, up to the Oregon border, down the Central Coast, and out towards Sacramento. In all, Local 853 has contracts with more than 300 employers.

Teamsters Local 853 has a long history of being a strong local, leading the way into the future for its membership. We’ve organized in many new arenas (cannabis, bussing, zookeepers, etc.) that most others would not have had the foresight to take on —and we will continue to do so. That said, not everything has been easy. Like many of our industries, we have had ups and downs during the pandemic. In addition, we had an election for new leadership and, with it, changes in our Local.

It is an honor to be elected by the membership of Local 853 and to represent you as we walk into the future together. We have a strong team of officers, trustees, business agents, and administrative staff who will work together to strengthen our Local from the ground up and ensure that it works for every member.

But this is a task we can only achieve with your support. We need all members to unite and help fight for solid contracts and better working conditions. We need all members to get involved and support your fellow Teamsters. We need all members to get to know one another and build relationships. And, most importantly, I need you to commit — like my team, and I are committing — to make this union the best it can be.

  • Together, we want to know every member at every location.
  • Together, we will work to raise ALL members for a better future and livelihood.
  • Together, we will make Local 853 the most effective and innovative local in the nation.
  • Together is how we WIN!

A great place to start is to sign up for our communication list below, so we can regularly update you on the events that affect our union and your workplace.
I look forward to working with you. If you have questions or concerns, contact me at connections@teamsters853.org.

In Union,
Steve Beck, Steven Lua, and the entire staff at Teamsters Local 853

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