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When all is said and done, the 2021 Recall Election will be seen as a colossal waste of money. Governor Newsom handily survived the attempt to oust him from office — just one year before the regularly scheduled election. When he won the 2018 election with 61%, that was considered
Local 853 was pleased to be able to sponsor our second job fair of the summer at the parking lot of our Oakland office on August 28. In all, 18 Teamster employers showed up to fill more than 350 jobs—from drivers (truck, paratransit, school bus, tech bus, and more), to
Local 853 is pleased to welcome the 1,000 members of Watsonville-based Local 912 to the fold. The merger of the two locals was finalized in July, 2021. “We reached out to [Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer] Rome [Aloise] to see what we could do to benefit our membership,” said former Local 912
Our local has made great progress over the last few months on renewed contracts. Some have come easily, others were not so easy, but all include improvements in wages, covered costs for healthcare, and where applicable, pension increases. Most of our members who were adversely affected by the COVID pandemic are back to work and business seems to be picking up. However, we are now faced with a new threat: the Delta variant; which is causing infection rates to again
What was good about attending the 2021 Teamster Women’s Conference?
“I’ve been a shop steward for 22 years and have only been to one previous Women’s conference. You get to meet other Teamsters; That’s important because we’re one big family. We’re for one thing—our rights. Teamsters always have our back.”
“I like the sisterhood of the conference. I don’t feel like an outsider. It’s huge to be brought in. Before coming, I was intimidated and afraid to do the wrong thing, but I was really welcomed in. I’ve been a shop steward for seven years and have a lot to learn. I want to be more involved.”
“I like the sisterhood of the conference. I don’t feel like an outsider. It’s huge to be brought in. I was intimidated, and afraid to do the wrong thing. I’ve been a shop steward for 7 years and have a lot to learn. I want to be more involved.”
Membership meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are 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:
October 14, 2021 • November 11, 2021 • December 9, 2021
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
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.
Local 853 Headquarters
7750 Pardee Lane
Oakland CA 94621
South Bay Office
1452 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
22 E. 5th Street
Watsonville CA 95076