Get Connected! Be Engaged!

Be an Informed Member

As members of Teamsters Local 853, you are the union! It is important that you are up-to-date with the latest information that affects you, our members.

The best way to stay connected is to sign up to receive emails so that you receive:

  • CONNECTIONS—Local 853’s monthly newsletter, which features in-depth articles about current affairs such as health care, self-driving trucks and buses and artificial intelligence, “a job killer.”
  • Information about key issues, including the topics above and national rightto- work, pension reform, wage theft and NAFTA 2.0.
  • Information about recent grievances, arbitrations, safety and work-rule changes.
  • Information about community and charitable outreach.

Another important way to stay connected is to opt-in to receive text alerts. These alerts require you to take action!

The text alerts include major, urgent announcements and updates that have an immediate impact on our members, upcoming meetings (e.g. contract proposals and contract votes), event reminders and calls for members to take action, such as “flash mob on Issues,” work interruptions/ slowdowns and strike mobilization.

To receive text messages, text the keyword LOCAL853 to 77453.

You will be prompted to provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Employer’s Name

Standard carrier message and data rates may apply.
Text “STOP” to cancel or “HELP” for assistance at any time.


Text Local853
to 77453