Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff join Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise and other local elected officials to cut the ribbon for the Local’s new Oakland office building on August 27.
More than 500 members attended the Open House event that included a full barbecue lunch, a tour of the new building, live music, face painting for the kids, and more.
“As we see prosperity and jobs come into the Bay Area, we want the Teamsters union to survive and thrive,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff told the members in attendance. “You have been great supporters of mine, and I’ve got your back.”
“We’ve created a state-of-the-art facility that will last our Local and the labor movement well into the future,” Aloise told the crowd.
Below, members enjoy a beautiful day and a great lunch at the union's new building.