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Latest News from Local 853

Teamsters protest Meta’s plan to cut shuttle drivers by 1/3

MENLO PARK, CA — On Thursday, October 20, Teamsters Local 853 mobilized at Meta’s Facebook Campus to protest the company’s plan to drop a third of its shuttle-driving workforce. Unlike other Silicon Valley companies, Meta has refused to mandate that its employees return to work on the main campus. While

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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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Dennis Hart
Secretary-Treasurer

Local 853 – Racking up the Successes

This is an exciting time for the labor movement. The kinds of companies that seemed out-of-reach to unions just a few years ago are suddenly growing a union presence—from the Starbucks’ baristas at 200 shops and counting, to firsts at Amazon (Staten Island), Trader Joe’s (western Massachusetts), and REI (New York City). While every other institution in America has seen a decline in confidence and support, the union movement has actually seen growth. As the Grateful Dead shared, “You ain’t

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What do you appreciate about Local 853?

Tom Gent (& Sunny)
Westside Building
Materials

 “With the union, I have a voice. It provides me a way to get paid a legitimate wage and I have representation. The union continues to negotiate good contracts for us.”

Brenda Mora
MV Transportation

“I appreciate knowing that our Business Agent is into helping us. And I like that the union appreciates us—the members—and is letting us know that!”

Ivan Mendoza
Gillig

“I appreciate the brotherhood, the family, the unity, and the hard work that everyone puts in for us. The union is there to defend us. It feels good to be part of the community.”

Membership Meetings

Membership meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are held both in-person and on Zoom.

In-person meetings are held at our Oakland union hall: 7750 Pardee Lane. To attend in person, masks must be worn at all times. Due to social distancing, available seating in the meeting hall will be limited. To attend on Zoom, you must register in advance at this link

  • November 10, 2022 • December 8, 2022 • January 12, 2022

  • Membership meetings start at 7 p.m. Come early for pizza

Pension Planning Meetings

To help members make their retirement decisions, 

we schedule appointments to meet with Pension Office staff

as follows:

OAKLAND: Second Wednesday of the month

WATSONVILLE: First Wednesday & Thursday of each month

SAN JOSE: Last Friday of each month (starting in October)

Call the Local 853 office staff at 510-895-8853 to 

make an appointment.