Your Guide to Union Benefits

Benefit News

Life with Dues increase

The Executive Board of Local 853, effective November 1, 2008, raised the Life with Dues amount to $10,000 for the death of an active member.

WCT Pension Plan Q&A

On the second Wednesday of every month, a representative from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Administrator comes to Local 853's Oakland office to answer your pension questions. Call 510-895-8853 or 800-400-1250 for an appointment.

SIP 401(k) Enrollment

Most Local 853 members are eligible for the SIP 401(k) Plan. If you are not yet enrolled, or wish to increase your pre-tax deferred amounts -- check with your business agent, your company's HR department, or call 1-800-4-PRETAX [1-800-477-3829].

Health and Welfare

Pensions

Printers' Benefit Plans

  • San Francisco Lithographers Pension Trust:
    800-700-4248 -- 415-546-7800 -- FAX 415-227-0552
  • GCC/IBT Supplemental Retirement & Disability Fund:
    630-871-7733 -- FAX 630-871-0666
  • Graphic Arts Industry Joint Pension Trust:
    202-466-2507 -- FAX 202-530-1210
  • Inter-Local Pension Fund:
    630-752-8400 -- FAX 630-752-8490
  • GCIU Employer Retirement Fund:
    800-322-1489 -- 562-463-5010-- FAX 562-463-5993
  • C.W.A.-I.T.U. Negotiated Pension Plan:
    719-473-3862 or 719-473-3863 -- FAX 719-473-3134

Teamsters Assistance Program

  • Drug / Alcohol / Counseling Program: 510-562-3600

Educational Opportunities

Credit Union (only Hayward)

  • Bay Cities Credit Union: 510-690-6100

Other Teamster Benefits