In December, Local 853 held its first contested election of officers in thirty years after ten “white ballots” (elections by acclamation).
At the nominations meeting on November 7, two slates of candidates for office were nominated. From that moment, through to the final vote tally a month later, the two groups traversed the local and visited dozens of shops, meeting members and promoting their vision for the union. When the nearly than 2,700 votes were sorted and counted on December 5, the choice was clear.
Congratulations to the Members Rising Slate and many thanks for the hard work and dedication of the Members First Slate.
The new officers begin their three-year term on January 1. You’ll hear more from them in the new year. Here’s the roster:
Teamsters Local 853
Officers — Jan. 2023-Dec. 2026
Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer