What Happened Around the Local

S. Martinelli & Co. Step Up above and beyond for their fellow workers and a ratifies 3-year contract with 91% approval.

February 19, 2024

Saturday morning, over 130 members of S. Martinelli & Co. gathered to vote on their new agreement. The members secured improvements to both language […]

Del Mar Foods ratified their new 3 year agreement today with an approval of 98%.

February 19, 2024

Del Mar Foods ratified their new 3-year agreement today with an approval of 98%. This contract improves working conditions and a cumulative wage increase […]

The fight against autonomous vehicles continues with a new political season and a new Assembly Bill AB2286 – and Teamsters 853 is there standing up for members statewide.

February 16, 2024

Public safety and good-paying Teamster’s jobs are on the line. In light of many public safety incidents that have risen in the past year […]

After 59 years in business, Bottomley will close its doors on Friday, most Teamsters to Move over to Matagrano.

February 15, 2024

Due to changes in the marketplace, longtime distributor Bottomley will close its doors for good on Friday, February 16th. They have been in business […]

Teamsters Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer And National IBT Liquor Representative Steve Beck leads discussions on Organizing and politics in the liquor industry.

February 7, 2024

Hundreds of representatives from Teamsters local unions across the country participated in workshops this week at the annual Teamsters Brewery, Bakery, and Soft Drink […]

February Member Meeting is Thursday, February 8th

February 5, 2024

Our monthly member meeting for December is this Thursday, February 8th, at 7 PM. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that […]

Teamsters 853 Stewards at Coca-Cola Have a Full Plate with territory restructuring and Contract Expiration this summer.

February 3, 2024

Coca-Cola stewards Jerry Trujillo and Jason Aguilar sit down with members of Teamsters Locals 315 and 70, along with members of the company management, […]

Gatorade contract is stronger because of a strong relationship between the company and our members.

January 31, 2024

It’s not always the case that to win a fight, you have to bloody someone’s nose. Case in point with PepsiCo brand Gatorade and […]

Bimbo Bakery Teamsters Ratify Excellent Contract

January 29, 2024

Under the leadership of the bakery chairs Don Garcia & Mike Pratt, and with the assistance of the IBT Director Jeff Padellaro and IBT […]

Yellow Freight Bankruptcy Update

January 26, 2024

Yellow Freight Teamsters Members, here is the latest update published by the IBT regarding the bankruptcy. Please download the original document to review.

Teamsters Lead the Way in City & County of San Francisco Negotiations

January 19, 2024

On January 17, well over 2,000 union members representing 22 unions gathered out front of SF city hall to demand a just & equitable […]

Teamster 853 Members Operate The Last Salt Harvesting and Packaging Company in the United States: Cargill Salt: Take A look inside at the Members that Keep this company running smoothly.

January 17, 2024

Some info about the sea salt that comes from the last American sea salt manufacturer right in our Bay Area backyard in Newark, CA.  […]

Teamsters 853 Meets with District 20 Assemblymember Liz Ortega to discuss Labor-related priorities for the Hayward, San Leandro, Dublin, Union City, and Pleasanton Working Communities.

January 16, 2024

On Saturday, Teamster 853 Staff met with Assemblymember Liz Ortega to discuss Labor-related priorities for the Hayward, San Leandro, Dublin, Union City, and Pleasanton […]

Gillig Members Fill the House to Capacity and Ratify Historic Contract.

January 8, 2024

Yesterday, Gillig bussing members showed up in force and overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract. It was the highest percentage ever for a […]

It’s Official! US Foods Drivers Vote “Union Yes” and Join Teamsters Local 853

January 5, 2024

Unions are in an endless battle, fighting corporations to secure fair wages and benefits for the workers who make those companies successful. Corporations are […]

Thank you to each and every Teamster 853 member who came out, supported, or participated in some way – You made 2023 a huge success.

December 27, 2023

Turnout of sheer numbers are where we get our power. That is why we have good contracts, pay, and benefits. Because we stick together […]

Teamsters 853 Members for Oakland Zoo

It’s Official: Oakland Zoo Keepers are Teamsters!

December 23, 2023

This week, votes were tallied to ratify the first-ever Oakland Zoo Zoo Keepers agreement between Local 853 & the zoo. The results were overwhelming; […]

December Monthly Member Meeting

December 13, 2023

Our monthly member meeting for December is this Thursday, December 14th, at 7 PM. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that […]

Teamsters Local 853 Representatives Attend This Year’s COPE Convention to Ensure Working People’s Voices Are Heard

December 12, 2023

Unions and politics go hand-in-hand. Without legislators (Elected Officials) to make laws to protect working people, our Union efforts would be very difficult to […]

Oakland Zoo Teamsters Ink First Union Contract

December 11, 2023

After eleven and a half months of negotiations, zoo keepers at the Oakland Zoo signed off on the first union contract ever at the […]

DHL Members at Teamsters 853 Are Standing With CVG DHL – Do What You Have to Get the Contract You Deserve!

December 6, 2023

1500 Teamster members from Local 100 in Northern Kentucky and Ohio who work for CVG DHL voted to Unionize earlier in the year. Since […]

AB316 Rally Bus Schedules / Departure Details / RSVP

September 15, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, In four days, the Teamsters have a monumental opportunity to push back hard against corporate greed at a State Level. AB316 protects Teamster Jobs, makes streets safer, and puts corporate greed in check. If you are not working this Tuesday, please join our rally in Sacramento to deliver a message to Governor […]

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Teamster 853 Women Leaders Attend Women’s Conference in Nashville, Gain insightful knowledge and tools to improve their work and our local

September 13, 2023

Teamsters Local 853 women attendees along with Secretary Treasurer, Steve Beck and Teamster General President Sean O’Brien

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Monthly Member Meeting is Thursday, September 14th

September 13, 2023

Our monthly member meeting for September is this Thursday, September 14th. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that affect your Union and workplace.Time: Doors Close at 7 PM(usually 30-60 min. long)Where: Teamsters Local Union 853, 7750 Pardee LaneOakland, California 94621 – Phone: 510-895-8853

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AB316: This is a big event that needs your help as a Teamster

September 11, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, On September 19th, Teamsters all across Northern California will be attending a significant event that will push back against corporate greed and unchallenged new technology in the state of California. For many months, Teamsters in the Joint Council 7 have spearheaded support for legislation called AB316. AB316 is legislation that will responsibly […]

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Teamsters Local 853 Staff and Executives Attend Labor Day Breakfast with Rob Bonta, The Attorney General of California

September 5, 2023

Teamsters Local 853 continued its tradition of strengthening their business relationships with top California government officials. This Labor Day, the California Attorney General, Rob Bonta spoke to Teamsters in the Bay Area at the annual Labor Day breakfast in San Francisco. California is arguably the most Pro-Union state in the Country, and we got here […]

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Continuing the Legacy of Those Who Came Before Us.

September 1, 2023

853 Sisters and Brothers, Labor Day holds immense significance for Teamster members as it commemorates our union’s hard-fought victories and enduring Solidarity. This day honors the dedication of those who rallied for workers’ rights, leading to better wages, improved working conditions, and the establishment of unions. It reminds us of the power of collective action […]

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Hallcon Drivers honored for longevity, and For being the pioneers of Shuttle Bus Organizing

August 29, 2023

Congratulations to these Hallcon drivers for reaching a significant milestone. Last month, Hallcon honored all employees with ten years of service or more. A significant milestone, as most have worked for multiple companies in 10 years. This group of members (drivers) are part of the pioneers at Hallcon and the beginning of organizing Commuter Shuttle […]

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Rally for Good Jobs and Safe Streets – Can you attend?

August 25, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, It’s no secret that the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence is reshaping entire industries. This is triggering unprecedented changes in how we live and work and threatens the livelihoods of millions of working people nationwide.Teamster drivers are at the forefront of this fight as autonomous vehicles are rolled out across the state.Autonomous […]

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CTWI ratifies its first full-blown negotiated contract renewal.

August 25, 2023

CTWI ratifies its first full-blown negotiated contract renewal.  Congratulations to the members, they had great gains in wages and their Western Conference Pension contributions and maintained their strong medical plan.

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UPS Teamsters Ratify Historic Contract

August 22, 2023

Today, Teamsters voted by an overwhelming 86.3 percent to ratify the most historic collective bargaining agreement in the history of UPS. The five-year contract protects and rewards more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide, raising wages for full- and part-time workers, creating more full-time jobs, and securing important workplace protections, including air conditioning. The agreement passed […]

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It was a very good day for Teamster family and friends to get out and just have a good time at the ball park!!

August 22, 2023

Teamsters JC7 day at the ballpark! The weather was beautiful, and everyone had a great time. We hope to see even more 853 Members out next year!!

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Teamsters Local 853 T-shirts Available

August 21, 2023

A new batch of shirts has arrived!! Get yours: $20 each. Contact your business agent or the office here to get yours: https://teamsters853.org/our-team-officers-staff/

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These San Jose City Council Members Have our Backs, please remember their names when it comes time to vote: Peter Ortiz – Omar Torres, and Domingo Candelas.

August 17, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, Workers’ rights victories don’t just materialize out of thin air. There has to be pro-labor political representation in the communities we live and work, a presence of pro-labor organizations and community members willing to vote for these officials and workers who are on the job willing to stand against corporate greed. If […]

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Granite Rock Redwood City and San Jose voted to ratify a 2-year contract extension.

August 4, 2023

Granite Rock, Redwood City and San Jose voted to ratify a 2-year contract extension.

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Teamsters 853 Members speak at PSLbayarea Event, “If you know someone who is not union, and wants a better future, tell them to call our organizers and Unionize your Workplace.”

July 31, 2023

Trustee Gloria Segura and UPS Santa Cruz members Lilli and Jake Thomas recently participated in a forum with PSLbayarea, where they spoke about UPSers standing up against corporate greed. They spoke on the importance of being united in order to achieve success. “Just as importantly, we spoke of the importance of every Teamster Member who […]

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UPS 853 Sisters and Brothers – attend the Agreement Update this Sunday, July 31, at 5 PM

July 28, 2023

UPS TEAMSTERS TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WEBINAR, JULY 31 Join Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman for the latest updates on the historic tentative agreement for a new UPS National Master Agreement. This important webinar will follow a two-person meeting on July 31 of representatives from all 176 Teamsters locals with UPS […]

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Yellow Corp Teamster 853 Members, Join this Strike Update call

July 23, 2023

ATTENTION TEAMSTERS 853 MEMBERS AT YELLOW: On Sunday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. PST, Teamsters National Freight Director John A. Murphy will be holding another important call for members at Yellow Corp. All members at Yellow operating companies (YRC Freight, Holland, New Penn, and Reddaway) are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Go to ibt.io/YellowZoom […]

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Yellow freight in San Jose Getting ready to strike and tired of Yellow’s lies. Ready to strike!

July 23, 2023
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Summertime Member Meetings Cancelled

July 11, 2023

In observance of the Summertime for vacationing members, a vote was taken and approved by membership to suspend monthly member meetings for July and August. Teamster Local 853 member meetings will resume on September 14th at 7 PM at the Oakland Hall.

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Shout Out to Sunnyvale UPS Teamsters 853 Members

July 6, 2023

UPS Sisters and Brothers, big shout out to these members today. Sunnyvale turned out and we are stronger and in a better position for it. As we move through the next few weeks to the contract deadline, GET MORE INVOLVED, SIGN UP, SHOW UP, talk to David Crawford(UPS Business Agent) and Steven Lua(President, UPS Business […]

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UPS Practice Strikes all this week – UPS Members Please join us and walk the line

July 4, 2023

All around the country, UPS Teamsters are holding practice strike events to show UPS that we are serious about getting a good contract. Please make every effort to attend and walk the line with us.  And also notify any UPS co-workers who may not be on our email list. Where and when UPS 853 Teamsters […]

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PFG Livermore and Dropyards in Ceres, Sacramento, Fresno and Redding get a Boost from Gena Tatupu and Teamsters 630 Staff in LA and the IBT who know what this fight is worth

June 30, 2023

Big shout out to Gena Tatupu, PFG Supervisor from Livermore, who was wrongfully terminated during this union drive. Gena continues to fight for all the PFG workers in Livermore because she knows it’s the right thing to do. She was accompanied by Masiel Garcia (Local 630), Jr Navarro (Local 630), from Teamsters Local 630 representing […]

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Shout Out to those Working on the UPS Practice Strike Next Week

June 29, 2023

Shop Steward Alex Woolner, out of Sunnyvale, is hustling hard for all his UPS Sisters and Brothers. “A big shout out and thank you to Alex and UPS’ers like him who are putting in the time to make a better life for all of the UPS 853 Teamsters.” Said UPS Business Agent, David Crawford

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Second Harvest 853 Members Start Preparing for Negotions early to maximize their negotiating opportunity

June 27, 2023

Last Sunday, Second Harvest Food Bank members met to review current issues and potential strategies prior to starting up negotiations next year. “Preparation is the key to building our unity, and how we get a solid agreement.” Said James Long, Teamsters 853 Business Agent. “Second Harvest members are going to be ready to maximize their […]

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Graniterock and Las Animas voted unanimously to ratify new contract

June 27, 2023

Graniterock and Las Animas Concrete voted unanimously to ratify a new contract. The new offer provided a 40 percent economic increase over the term as well as full maintenance of benefits and guaranteed OT on Saturdays. Members stuck together and got it done, and now they reap the rewards of solidarity. Pictured are also members […]

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PFG Livermore, Just 4 days to go for a better future, see how PFG Gilroy is Paving their Future

June 26, 2023

Stewards – Oscar and Greg are starting negotiations with PFG Gilroy – PFG Gilroy members’ future is simply going to be better!! Wages, Health Care, 401K Pension, safe and fair working conditions….its all on the table now!! PFG Livermore When speaking to your employer or their union busters, here are the questions they don’t want […]

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Statewide Liquor Committee representing Joint Councils 42 and 7 and over 20 Teamster Locals in California Kicks off Negotiations

June 26, 2023

Liquor Committee Chairmen Steve Beck and Mike Pharris kicked off the opening meeting of the Statewide Liquor Committee to begin negotiations to secure a good contract for over 1000 Teamster members who work in the liquor division. Over 20 Teamster locals participate on behalf of these members in California. They continue to lead the industry […]

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ABF Freight Votes Unanimously to Ratify Contract – National Vote Results Expected by June 30th

June 23, 2023

ABF Freight Teamsters 853 members voted unanimously to ratify their contract, which included significant wage increases over the term of the agreement, two additional sick days, and two additional floating holidays. They also removed the cap to any cost of living increases based on the Bay Area CPI. The ABF contract is a national contract, […]

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S. Martinelli and Company Negotiating Committee getting ready for the fight In Upcoming Negotiations

June 20, 2023

S. Martinelli and Company Teamsters started early on their negotiation preparation. Their contract expires in February. The members of this Committee represent every department in the company. And the seniority is from 3 to 34 years.  More time to prepare means better negotiations and a better contract. And this team is going to the mat […]

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UPS Norcal Negotiation Update for June

June 19, 2023

The NorCal committee’s last bargaining session with the Company was on June 6th. The company remains unwilling to bargain over individual proposals and has maintained their position that the only way to get a potential tentative agreement is if the Union will accept the company’s current package deal. There are very few items currently on […]

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President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Nate MIley Attends Oakland Zoo Teamster Meeting in support of Upcoming Contract

June 16, 2023

Teamsters Local 853 represents zoo keepers at the Oakland Zoo. These professionals are negotiating a first-time agreement with the venerable Oakland institution. President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Nate Miley stopped by a recent meeting of the members to learn about their jobs and voice his support for Oakland Zoo Teamster Zoo Keepers! […]

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Performance Food Group Livermore – Take it from those PFG Members who know – stick together, Hold the line and Your lives will change for the better!

June 15, 2023

PFG Gilroy Members Who Just Voted To Unionize Have a Message for PFG in Livermore. PFG members from Teamsters Local 863 in New Jersey have a message for PFG Livermore. Soldier on and keep up the fight. Don’t believe these Union Busters; they will tell you anything they need to in an attempt to divide […]

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UPS 853 Teamsters come together and get important vote done on very short notice

June 12, 2023

UPS 853 Members got thrown a curve ball last week Wednesday. The IBT needed a national bargaining chip right away as negotiations continued between the Teamsters and UPS for the master contract, which will define the UPS work agreement for the next five years. In less than three(3) days, the Local and members had to […]

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UPS Strike Authorization Vote NOTICE

June 7, 2023

 ATTENTION!! UPS TEAMSTER 853 MEMBERS PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR: DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 9th, 2023 TIMES: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM PLACE: TEAMSTERS LOCAL 853 – SOUTH BAY 1452 N. FOURTH STREET SAN JOSE, CA 95112 The Union is recommending a YES vote.Please be prepared to provide a photo id to […]

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An ask from Teamsters 853 Leadership. Every penny helps these Amazon Members. Do not be embarrassed to donate as little as $1. It helps.

May 31, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, Members in Southern California have been fighting with Amazon to bargain, and as most anti-union companies do, they are stalling to negotiate a contract. They have used every tactic possible, and these members refused to budge. They need our help. Please donate to support these members who are taking on a more significant fight […]

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40+ year Teamster Randy Nave retires from Gillig

May 30, 2023

Congratulations to Randy Nave, Teamster 853 member at Gillig, who retired last week. Randy had over 40 years as a Teamster!! Here are a few snapshots at the Barbecue that Gillig threw for him on a beautiful day outside the plant. “Randy has had a wonderful career and is due his ride into the sunset.” […]

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The Teamsters at Pleasanton Ready Mix voted unanimously for a 4-year contract extension.

May 26, 2023
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Teamsters Local 853 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Work with Washington Legislators to protect 500 Teamster 853 Members at Gillig Bus

May 26, 2023

Teamsters 853 members at Gillig bus manufacturing got a big boost from Local 853 and International Brotherhood of Teamsters general president Sean O’Brien last week. In 2020 legislation called the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Funds Act was created. This bill was created and passed to prevent federal dollars from being allocated to foreign, state-supported, companies […]

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MV San Leandro Members Voted Unanimously to Reject Current Proposal

May 25, 2023

MV San Leandro met on Sat the 13th at the Union Hall, where members UNANIMOUSLY rejected company offer due to proposed takeaways. 

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Teamster 853 Tech Shuttle Bus Drivers for META, APPLE, AMAZON, AND TESLA Send Strong, Unified Message, No

May 24, 2023

On May 21st, over two hundred Tech Shuttle Bus drivers who perform work on Meta, Apple, Amazon, and Tesla voiced their frustrations loud and clear and voted unanimously to turn down their offer. “They want a contract that will provide a livable wage.” Said Teamster 853 Business Agent Stacy Murphy. “The Union has been in […]

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Amports Members At the General Motors Compound in Benicia are ready to enter bargaining with employer as CBA expiration nears!

May 24, 2023
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These Teamster Privileges are Available to All Active Teamsters

May 23, 2023

Teamster Privileges offers members-only savings on everything from renting a car to sending a bouquet of flowers. Teamster members can save money by taking advantage of the everyday savings benefits! Go to www.Teamsters.org/benefits

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Douglas Parking, Oakland, Teamsters Members 853 Contract

Douglas Parking in Jack London Square, Oakland, Unanimously Ratify 3-Year Contract.

May 20, 2023

Local 853 members at Douglas Parking in Jack London Square Oakland unanimously ratified a new three year agreement. “The contract includes solid wage increases, improvements in health and welfare, additional holidays, widening of the bargaining unit, and enhanced retirement security,” said Business Agent and Recording Secretary Mike Henneberry. “Douglas JLS Local 853 members get the […]

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This Sunnyvale UPS Driver knew his rights, fought back, and got his job back.

May 19, 2023

When UPS management tried to deny his reinstatement, Nathanael Naranjo, a UPS Driver at Sunnyvale, did something about it. Nathanael was taken off the job because of some educational compliance issues he was required to complete. And when he finished those requirements, he was eager to get back to work. But when he came back, […]

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Peter Ortiz, Domingo Candelas, Omar Torres

San Jose Members – These City Council Members Have your Back, Remember their Names During Election Time

May 19, 2023

We cannot do it alone. Cities and towns that support unions aren’t simply willed into being. Working and living in a city that supports unions is the result of vocal members of the community and body politic. We, as Teamsters 853 members, have to be aware of the politics in our cities and towns and […]

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UPS NorCal Contract Negotiations Update for May 13th

May 13, 2023

The NorCal Committee met this week in Oakland California and concluded the seventh week of supplemental negotiations. The 15 locals covering a geographic area from as far south as Bakersfield California, up north to Eureka California, and spanning east to west from the Bay Area to the far reaches of Northern Nevada. We collectively represent […]

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Premier Recycle Members on Strike

May 10, 2023

Can you spare time to show up and support your fellow members on their strike? After voting to unionize a year ago, Premier Recycle drivers’ negotiations have been met with stall tactics, their safety and grievance concerns remain ignored, there is unwarranted surveillance, and a general environment of hostility to these drivers. So today, they […]

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Teamsters Local 853 Monthly Member Meeting For MAY

May 8, 2023

Sisters and Brothers, Our monthly member meeting for May is this Thursday, May 11th. Show up and participate in the events and decisions that affect your Union and workplace. Time: Doors Close at 7 PM(usually 30-60 min. long) Where: Teamsters Local Union 853, 7750 Pardee Lane Oakland, California 94621 – Phone: 510-895-8853

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Greif in Morgan Hill Ratifies New Contract with best Pay Raise they have Ever Seen

May 5, 2023

Greif in Morgan Hill ratified a very strong new three-year contract with the best pay raises they have ever seen. “We pushed negotiations to the limit; the committee stood strong with a wealth of knowledge.” Said Vice-President Ray Torres.“These members received the highest wage increase they’ve ever seen, maintained their Health & Wellfare, and new […]

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The Graphic Arts Industry Joint Pension Trust Fund office is moving to their permanent location.

May 5, 2023

Effective May 6, 2023 the new location and contact information is: 3040 Williams Dr., Ste. 640 Fairfax, VA  22031 Phone: 571-800-1860 Fax: 571-520-4167 Email: jpt@gaijpt.org Website: www.gaijpt.org

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