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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
When the pandemic struck in March, the entire economy came to a screeching halt. Travel, hospitality, sports and the arts were the first to shutter. But it was clear that not everything could stop. People needed food, health care, and a variety of services and somebody needed to do that
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
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
“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.”
“To go on vacation, get a new car, and get my daughter set up for college.”
“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.”
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
Local 853 Headquarters
7750 Pardee Lane
Oakland CA 94621
South Bay Office
1452 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112