Annual Membership Appreciation Meeting

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Photo of members in gym at Muir School

With a record number of members in attendance—between 900 and 1000—Local 853’s 11th annual member appreciation meeting, held on November 5 at the John Muir Junior High School auditorium in San Leandro, was another huge success.

After signing in, members all received a gift package of fleece vests, note pads, pens, and other Teamster paraphernalia. They were also treated to donuts and flu shots.

The meeting itself had two main events: the first was Secretary- Treasurer Rome Aloise’ annual State of the Local address, where he recapped recent contract settlements, reviewed the impact of economic changes on some of our employers, and assessed the election results. The second main event was that more than 100 members won prizes ranging from union jackets and paraphernalia to a 50” flat-screen TV.

“Our local is great because of you and your willingness to support our officers and officials and shop stewards,” Aloise told the members. “Consistency, experience, and know-how are what produces results, and our local has all three!”

This meeting is always on the first Saturday in November, although the union may need to move to a larger location. Watch for notices in October at your worksite.