Learn more about Teamsters at
Sign up for email messages and text alerts.
Latest News from Local 853
UPS has just announced that they will be reducing wages for the lowest-paid classifications. This is a unilateral move that the Teamsters Nor-Cal Committee rejects and will fight, especially as contract negotiations near. “The Nor Cal Committee is committed to doing everything available including filing charges against UPS, holding “day
While the Omicron variant may be mostly mild for those who are vaccinated, it is still running rampant, infecting people in astronomical numbers. The challenge is the large number of people who are asymptomatic but can still spread the infection. As a general reminder, especially during these uncertain times, no
“Ten years ago, there were zero Amazon warehouses in California,” said Shaun Martinez, IBT, Strategic Research & Campaigns Department “Today, they’re the state’s largest employer.” Speaking at a training about Amazon for about 100 Local 853 UPS members at the San Jose Teamster office on November 13, Martinez reviewed Amazon’s
By the end of January, I will no longer be Principal Officer of Local 853. These past 54 years as a Teamster, and 36 years serving as a Teamster official on the local, Joint Council, and International levels, have been an amazing ride. It has been the honor of my life to serve the growing roster of members of Local 853 and to do all in my power to improve your working conditions, wages, benefits, and lives. When I started
What do you appreciate about Local 853?
Edith JohnsonDurham Transport.
“Brotherhood. Togetherness. Unity. Strength. Focus. As one.”
Westside Building Materials
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:
February 10, 2022 • March 10, 2022 • April 14, 2022
Membership meetings start at 7 p.m. Come early for pizz
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