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Latest News from Local 853

Membership appreciation event continues—pandemic style!

For the past 25 years, Local 853 has held an annual Membership Appreciation event that included breakfast, door prizes, a huge raffle, convenient flu shots, and the opportunity to hear about the State of the Union. Back when it started, the event attracted a few hundred members. Over the years

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Using PLAs to get work at SFO

The concrete work at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is covered under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). “Unions work hard to get PLAs on big projects because they create a level playing field for wage rates,” says Business Rep Stu Helfer. “It means that non-local companies can’t come to

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Member Resources

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  • Local 853 works with a wide variety of health and welfare plans, retirement and pension plans, and more. For a list of the plans that serve most members, click here. If you don’t know which plan(s) you have, contact your business agent or call the office at 510-895-8853.
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Rome Aloise,

Looking forward to a better new year

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

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Sean Ross

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“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.”

Karla Aguirre

Karla Aguirre

“To go on vacation, get a new car, and get my daughter set up for college.”

Ed Miller
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“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.”

Coming Events

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.

  • January 14, 2021 – Membership Meeting  – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

  • February 11, 2021 – Membership Meeting – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

  • March 11, 2021 – Membership Meeting – 7-8 p.m. on Zoom