Teamster 853 Business Agents and union officials fly to Virginia to show our support for the Teamster’s effort to organize Costco locations nationwide

This month, in Virginia, COSTCO employees did something no COSTCO location has done in 20 years. They voted to join the Teamsters.

Nationally, many workers at COSTCO believe that the corporate culture has been changing for the worse. This change has made it more difficult to get good jobs with good benefits at COSTCO. So, the only option workers have to improve their situation is to begin to organize at COSCOs around the nation.

Enter Teamsters Local 853. Our local represents a large segment of COSTCO employees in California and we wanted to show our support for the success Sean O’Brien and Teamsters Local 822 had in their organizing drive. This event has become the spark that will light the fire at COSTCO locations nationwide. It is a rallying cry for all those workers who need representation.

Vice President Ray Torres, Recording Secretary Mike Henneberry, and Business Agent Cesar Martinez from Local 853 were present to show support and meet with others, including Sean O’Brien, to discuss organizing COSTCO locations around the country in more granular terms.

Stay tuned to this space as we bring you more updates on the progress of this very significant initiative.