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Teamsters stand ready to organize workers who want to negotiate collectively for better wages and workplace conditions. Teamster membership provides workers with a voice on the job, which is something money can’t buy! Join Local 853.

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Your rights at work


  • Local 853 works with a wide variety of health and welfare plans, retirement and pension plans, and more. For a list of the plans that serve most members, click here. If you don’t know which plan(s) you have, contact your business agent or call the office at 510-895-8853.


Union Business

Secretary-Treasurer\’s Report

Dennis Hart

Member Voices

Why is your union important to you?

Emily Ramirez


“We have a voice at work. We just got a new contract and got big wage and pension increases.”

Lloyd Embry


“Our rights, standards, quality of work, pay raises, health benefits. And strong leadership.”

Wilson Po


“The union protects our jobs and provides good benefits and stable working conditions. I appreciate the Brotherhood – especially!”

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Membership Meetings

Membership meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings  are held at our Oakland union hall: 7750 Pardee Lane, Oakland. 

  • February 9 • March 9 • April 13 • May 11

  • 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

as follows:


OAKLAND: Second Wednesday of the month

WATSONVILLE: First Wednesday & Thursday of each month

SAN JOSE: Last Friday of each month 


Call the Local 853 office staff at 510-895-8853 to 

make an appointment


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Site Map

Local 853 Headquarters


7750 Pardee Lane
Oakland CA 94621

Phone: 510-895-8853

South Bay Office


1452 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408-453-0287

Watsonville Office


22 E. 5th Street
Watsonville CA 95076 

Phone: 831-724-0683