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SYGMA 5-Year Agreement Approved!

PHOTO: (Left to right in back) Frank Afoa, Frank Granillo, German Olan, Syed Seleen, Armando Villalobos, Kevin Barrus, Lou Villalvazo, Art Martinez, Steve Pineda, Tom Tullius Ralph Black. (Front Row seated): Faroan Alvaro, Beau Arias, Tom Walker, James Arguellas. SYGMA 5-Year Agreement Approved! On January 10th, 2017 the SYGMA Warehouse, Maintenance and Drivers overwhelming approved … Read more…

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2017

Application due date for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is March 31, 2017 and is for high school seniors who are children of Teamster members. This year, the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund distributed $1.2 million in scholarship awards to the sons and daughters of Teamsters in the U.S. and Canada.  Next … Read more…

First Transit Pasadena Ratifies 5-Year Contract

Congratulations to our members working at First Transit Pasadena for successfully ratifying a new five-year contract for the Operators at this location. This contract provides a great package for wages, pension, vacation and language improvements. The Local would like to express its appreciation to all the members throughout the negotiation process for being patient and … Read more…

Telephone to help members with hearing loss at NO COST!

Clear Captions is a federally funded telecommunications company that provides near-real-time text of phone conversations for people with hearing loss. The FCC has commissioned ClearCaptions to educate local communities about a federal program available to them under Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those with hearing loss are entitled to this earned benefit, and … Read more…

Historic Louisiana Flooding

The International Union has received numerous calls from Joint Councils, Local Unions and members requesting information on how to assist members affected by the historic flooding in Louisiana. The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is working closely with Local Union officials and the Red Cross to ensure that every Teamster member who is impacted by the … Read more…

First Transit Workers Ratify First-Time Agreement

Congratulation to our newest members working at First Transit Pomona for successfully ratifying a new first-time contract for the Road Supervisors and Dispatchers. This contract provides a great package for wage, pension, and healthcare. The Local would like to express its appreciation to the committee for their leadership and hard work, throughout the organizing and … Read more…

Pepsi Merchandisers Ratify New 4 Year Agreement

Pepsi merchandisers represented by Teamsters Local 848 have ratified a new 4 year agreement that provides for higher wages, more company contributions for Health Care, and, for the first time, participation in the Pepsi 401-K matching plan that provides a $.50 company contribution for every $1 employee contribution. Congratulations to everyone involved on a job … Read more…

DOT Wants Your Opinion on Sleep Apnea Rule

The Department of Transportation last week published its sleep apnea ‘pre-rule,’ notice that seeks feedback from the trucking industry about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers and the costs associated with treatment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, along with the Federal Railroad Association, list 20 questions in the notice that the agencies … Read more…

Fired bus driver alleges discrimination by AVTA

LOS ANGELES – A bus driver is suing the Antelope Valley Transit Authority for allegedly firing her because of her physical disability, race and gender. Attorneys for Yvette Holmes contend that AVTA and its executive director, Len Engel, violated federal and state law by unjustly terminating her decade-long employment after bus exhaust fumes caused her … Read more…

Goldberg & Solovy Foods Members Ratify New 4 year contract

Congratulations to the members from Goldberg and Solovy Foods, Inc. for their unanimous ratification of a new 4 year contract. This agreement includes historic improvements to wages, pension, vacation leave, and sick pay benefits, as well as holding the line on Health Care costs. Special thanks go out to negotiation committee members Sergio Ortiz, shop … Read more…

City of Monterey Park Sued for Violating California Labor Law

City Officials Failed to Follow the Law When It Came to Public Transit Bid, Suit Says The City of Monterey Park’s new Spirit Bus service operator, First Transit, was awarded a contract through an illegal bidding process. Specifically, Monterey Park and First Transit violated California Labor Code Section 1072, which requires bidders to declare whether … Read more…

New Labor Laws in California

The Most Significant New Labor Laws in California A number of these are laws with the greatest implications for most or all California employers: AB 1522 In 2014 the state passed the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014, which established mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) obligations for most California employers. The provisions of this … Read more…

Southern Wines “Box of Love” 2015 is a huge success

Southern Wines “Box of Love” is a huge success. A special thank you to all our members that contributed to help the less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving. Tom. I just wanted to take a moment and thank  the Teamsters and their members at local 848 for the generous donation of $525.00 PLUS 10 Boxes … Read more…

MV Transportation Ratifies First-Time Agreement

Congratulation to our newest members from MV Transportation Thousand Oaks/Calabasas for successfully ratifying a new first-time contract that provides a great package for wage, pension, and other benefits including language. The Local would like to express its appreciation to the committee for their leadership and hard work, during negotiations and to all the members for … Read more…

Truckers’ Rest Breaks Make Highways Safer

Driving a truck can be an arduous job. The hours are long and road congestion and bad weather can make travel gruel­ing. Thankfully, the state of Cal­ifornia recognized this long ago and enacted meal and rest break rules that help keep truckers alert behind the wheel. The provisions are not burden­some. In fact, they apply … Read more…

Recap of 8th Strike

Video recap of 8th strike ~ Port, rail drivers, and warehouse workers come together at our nation’s largest ports and rail yards.

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848 Member Speaks at White House

Earlier this week, a Teamster walked into the White House – and what he said is being heard by the President and the entire labor movement. Alex Paz, port driver and member of Local 848, said the fight against wage theft and misclassification is growing as more workers get organized. Check out this video of … Read more…

2015 Union Job Fair

UNION JOB FAIR AT Teamster Local 848 Here is your opportunity to get hired by a UNION Company. Come to Teamsters Local 848 to find the job you have been seeking.

NLRB Ruling Announced 8-27-15

Companies can be responsible for contracted workers. Huge victory for Unions! In a landmark decision, the NLRB, in a 3-2 decision, has ruled that using outsourced labor does not relieve a company from responsibility for workplace violations. It all stems from a Silicon Valley waste management company, Browning-Ferris Industries, that used a subcontractor, Leadpoint Business … Read more…

LA Food Bank Members Ratify New 3 Year Contract

Members that are employed by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank ratified a new three year collective bargaining agreement on August 9th. The new contract includes improved language, improved job security and wage increases.

Teamsters 848 Port Hiring Hall

Teamsters Local 848 wants your opinion! Are you interested in working for a Hiring Hall as a truck driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach?

Los Angeles County Fair 2015

Teamsters Local 848 members, get your LA County Fair tickets for a discounted price off regular admission!

Monterey Park City Council Violates CA State Laws

Spirit Bus Drivers / Teamsters Local 848   Cities like Monterey Park are required by law to issue a “Request for Proposals” before they award contracts like the Monterey Park Spirit bus contract. California law protects the hardworking men and women who provide that service by requiring that all bidders declare whether or not they intend to … Read more…

Truckers at Los Angeles Port say “Teamsters Yes”

A group of truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted late Wednesday to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, becoming the fourth company at the port to unionize at a time when many say port trucking is ripe for a shake-up. In the $12 billion niche industry known as drayage … Read more…

36th Annual Labor Day March and Rally 2015

On Monday, September 7, 2015 the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition will celebrate the 36th Annual Labor Day March and Rally. It is with great pride that we look back on Labor’s victories and struggles. In the struggles we are presently facing, we demand a fully funded educational system, more labor-friendly jobs be created … Read more…

Knott’s Berry Farm 2015

Teamsters Local 848 members, get your Knott’s Berry Farm tickets for a discounted price off regular admission!

Teamsters Local 952’s Idea of Brotherhood

Today, June 22, 2015, was a sad day for the Teamster Brotherhood within Teamsters Joint Council 42. Members of Teamsters 952 came down to Teamsters Local 848 in Glendora to protest a seniority issue between the Vons drivers and the Albertson drivers. I am not disappointed in the Albertson drivers it is not their fault. … Read more…

First Transit Pomona Ratifies Three Year Contract

Congratulation to our members at First Transit Pomona for successfully ratifying a new three-year contract that provides a great package for wage, pension, medical, and other benefits including new language.  The Local would like to express its appreciation to the Shop Stewards for their leadership and hard work, during negotiations and to all the members … Read more…

New Page For Vons/Albertsons News

A new page has been added to the news section of the menu bar labeled “Vons/Albertsons News”. It is intended to update our members with news as it becomes available regarding the merger and to keep you as informed of current events as possible. Please come back often to see any current info that we … Read more…

Toyota LA PDC Ratifies Three-Year Contract

Congratulation to our members at Toyota LA PDC for successfully ratifying a new three-year contract that provides great package for wage, pension, medical, and other benefits.  Local 848 would like to express its appreciation to all shop stewards for their leadership, hard work, and perseverance during negotiations.

Shop Steward Seminar Fast Approaching

The Teamsters Local 848 Shop Steward Seminar on April 19 in Long Beach is right around the corner. If you are a steward or alternate steward and have not turned in your request to attend, please do so ASAP. We are looking forward to a very informative and enjoyable seminar. Please be aware that check-in … Read more…

2015 James R Hoffa Essay Contest

About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Welcome to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center, your one-stop shop for information, policy, procedures and forms.

Diverse Facility Solutions Ratifys First Contract

Congratulations to the newly organized members at Diverse Facility Solutions on the ratification of their very first Bargaining Agreement. The new members are now enjoying a wage increase of up to $2 per hour, a great Union Health and Welfare plan, additional paid vacation time, paid sick days, incentive pay, seniority rights and a grievance … Read more…

Port Drivers Working For Shippers Transport Express Ratify First Contract

Local 848 would like to welcome our newest Teamsters…..”Shippers Transport Express”. Shippers ratified their first contract today, February 08, 2015 and are the 2nd Port Company in 36 years to have fought and won employee recognition and the right to become Union. Shippers Transport Express is comprised of 124 drivers and is still growing. Some … Read more…

First Transit Cerritos Members Ratify Contract

On January 18th, Members at First Transit Cerritos who operate the COW (Cerritos On Wheels) and Dial-A-Ride ratified their second ever contract which included improved language and improvements to Healthcare, Wages and Sick time. A special thanks to our committee person Rita for all her help throughout negotiations.


The James R. Hoffa Memorial scholarship fund The JRHMSF is pleased to make this special offer to the first 3,500 participants. The vehicle will be awarded to an individual. (Read More)

JC 42 Scholarship Program 2015

Scholarships under Teamsters Joint Council 42’s 2015 scholarship program are now available.  High school seniors graduating in spring/summer 2015 are eligible to apply. Applying students must be the son or daughter of an active Teamster member belonging to a Joint Council 42 Local Union. Deadline for complete application submission is Friday, May 8, 2015.Please direct all … Read more…

HOS Rules Changed

Anyone that is under the Federal Hours of Service is aware that in July 1, 2013, the restart provision for commercial drivers was changed. It included a requirement for use of the restart

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2015-2016

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships through the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Program. For application, deadline and all other details please visit member resources in the menu bar or click this link (James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund)

Burbank Bus Operators Join Teamsters Local 848

On January 10, 2015, the Operators that drive for Burbank Bus ratified their first ever contract with Teamsters Local 848. The agreement includes guarantees for working conditions, wages, hours, healthcare and more. A special thanks goes out to Tony and Sonya for all their hard work and dedication throughout the organizing and negotiation process.

Port Truck Drivers With Shippers Transport Express Join Teamsters Local 848

Negotiations on First Contract Will Begin Port of Los Angeles, CA – Port truck drivers from Shippers Transport Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SSA Marine, have designated Teamsters Local 848 as their exclusive bargaining representative and will now begin the process of negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with their employer. Prior to January 1, 2015, … Read more…

Fred Jordan Mission, December 20, 2014

This years Fred Jordan Mission was a success for the Mission and proved once again what this Local is capable of. Local 848 has been an active participant since 1988, supplying food stuff to the residents living in the area. These families are some of the poorest and they were very appreciative of the packages … Read more…

Port Drivers Return To Work

Port drivers at LACA Express, QTS, and Win Win Logistics return to work after beginning productive conversations with their employers Long Beach, CA – Late this afternoon, drivers at QTS Inc., LACA Express, and WinWin Logistics, ended their strike following productive confidential dialogue with the Teamsters and the three companies. The following statement was issued … Read more…

Port Drivers Continue The Fight For Justice

LA/Long Beach port truck driver STRIKE continues at marine terminals and trucking yards   Los Angeles, CA – Early Friday morning, port truck drivers from two leading drayage firms –Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) and Pacific 9 Transportation (Pac 9) – resumed picketing at company offices and marine terminals at the twin ports of Los … Read more…

It’s Time To VOTE !

On November 4th we all will have a chance to make our voices heard.  Don’t let this chance slip away!!! As you are aware, the midterm elections are upon us!!  We need EVERYONE in labor to exercise their right to vote and inform our elected leaders that Labor is watching and we are NOT happy.  … Read more…

School Is Back In Session

It is time to review your rights under the Family-School Partnership Act The Act provides for up to 40 hours each year, not exceeding 8 hours in any calendar month to participate in your children’s school or child care activities. The Act is found under the California Labor Code section 230.8 To be eligible, your … Read more…

LA County Fair Discount Tickets

LA County Fair discount tickets are now available. Contact Local 848 offices. Buy Group Tickets & Save! $11 for any-day adult admission $6 for any-day child admission (ages 6-12) Ages 5 and younger are free! (Informational Flyer)

Win Cash for Class

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year’s Essay Contest topic:  “The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage.  Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?” For students attending a community college, 4-year institution, or a technical/vocational program, age 23 and younger who are the son, daughter … Read more…

LA/Long Beach Port Drivers Escalate Fight Against Wage Theft, Strike Is On

Fed-up port drivers at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach walked off the job this morning to demand an end to wage theft and retaliation for trying to form a union. Ned Resnikoff at MSNBCreports: California truck drivers at three major transportation companies went on strike Monday morning, demanding an end to purported labor law violations … Read more…

Glendora Sign Is Up!

The Glendora location is now proudly displaying the Teamster Logo which officially identifies our new location at 731 E. Arrow Highway, Glendora, CA. 91740 (MAP)

Local 848 Moves to Glendora

  Teamsters Local 848 has officially moved from Covina to Glendora as of 05-26-14. Although the new location was reported to Google, it’s yet to be updated in the map database. Please note the new address is 731 E Arrow Highway, Glendora, Ca. 91740 and is on the north side of street just west of Sunflower Ave … Read more…

MV Transit Members Ratify New 5 Year Contract

MV Transportation members who operate for the Glendale Bee Line in the city of Glendale ratified a new five year contract on 05-17-14. The new agreement includes improvements to language, health and welfare, pension and wages.

Victory for Port Truck Drivers

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, striking truck drivers serving the nation’s largest port complex – the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – returned to work after an historic unfair labor practice strike that marked a dramatic escalation of drivers’ fight for dignity, respect, and a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s … Read more…

Raging Waters Discount Tickets

Spring has sprung, and Summer is on it’s way! Teamsters Local 848 members, get your Raging Water tickets for the discounted price of $28! That’s $11 off regular admission! Opening day is May 10, 2014. Get your tickets now, while supplies last at our offices!

DOT Requires Use of Certified Medical Examiners starting in 2014

As of May 21, 2014, ALL DOT medical card testing must be done by a Certified Medical Examiner from the National Registry. You may find qualified examiners in your area by going to the website: If your company makes you go to a specific doctor for your DOT physical, make sure they are on … Read more…

DRIVE Campaign Headed for Local 848

Representatives from the IBT DRIVE campaign will be visiting shops with DRIVE language in their contracts the last week in March and first week in April. DRIVE stands for Democrat,

Teamster Local 848 Shop Steward Seminar an overwhelming success!

“Excellent”, “very informative”, “enjoyable”, and “the best ever” were some of the comments from the stewards attending Local 848’s Annual Shop Steward Seminar. This seminar was presented by David A. Rosenfeld, author, Law Professor, and partner in the law firm of Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld along with Lisl Duncan, Attorney at Law from the Los … Read more…

MV Transportation Members Ratify “Grand Bargain”

Early Sunday morning, February 9th, Nearly 200 members from MV Transportation, Inc. filled the Teamsters Local 848 Meeting Hall in Long Beach. Bus Drivers, Road Supervisors, Dispatchers, Mechanics, Maintenance Employees and Utility Workers who are employed at the Company’s LADOT North, Central and South Commuter Express and DASH yards came

New Report Exposes Shocking Working Conditions in Port Trucking

As the War on Workers in American Wages On… February 19, 2014 – The Big Rig Overhaul, a report released today by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), and Change to Win Strategic Organizing Center (CTW), exposes an illegal business model that pervades the U.S. port trucking industry … Read more…

Coastal Pacific Members Ratify New 4 Year Agreement

On February 8, members of Coastal Pacific Food Distributors, Inc. ratified a new 4 year agreement. It includes improved wages every year with retroactivity to January 1, 2014, reduced out of pocket costs

Tax Time

It’s Tax Season and your Union dues are tax deductible!!  Union members who itemize their deductions are permitted to deduct their union dues from their taxable income. This could give your tax return a nice little boost!

Fred Jordan Christmas Celebration 2013

The Fred Jordan Missions Christmas Event was even more successful than last year. In addition to the grocery items donated, cash donations enabled us to purchase 1000 frozen chickens. That along with another $1900 that was contributed bought a lot of can goods for our food give-away. There was little left over

Scholarships are now available

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships through the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund and the JC 42 Scholarship Program. For application, deadline and all other details please visit member resources in the menu bar. 

Shop Steward Seminar

Local 848 will be hosting it’s third annual Shop Steward Seminar on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 9am to 2pm. Check in begins at 8:15am. It will be held at the Long Beach Hall and will be presented by David A. Rosenfeld, Labor author and partner in the Law firm of Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld. Mr. Rosenfeld  … Read more…

Department of Labor Clarification Letter

In our letter of November 4th, 2013, we stated that Local Union 848 agreed that the December 2011 election is void. That is not correct. Per the stipulation, Local 848 did not admit to violating any federal laws in its December 1, 2011 election and agreed only to conduct new nominations and an election for … Read more…

Attention 848 Nominees

There will be a candidates meeting immediately following the nomination meeting.

Notices of Nomination and Election of Officers

Notice is hereby given of the nomination and election of the following officers of Local Union 848: Secretary-Treasurer (Principal Officer), President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and three Trustees. The term of office for these officers will commence on January 1, 2014 and conclude on December 31, 2016.

Attention Local 848 Members

According to the DOL, this notice is to alert any interested parties that election campaigning is permissible in the front parking lot and outside of the Local Union’s gates of the Long Beach office.

National Voter Registration Day

The Teamsters 2013 Voter Registration campaign is in full swing. Teamster activists all across the country are working hard to meet our goal of registering thousands of our Brothers and Sisters to vote. Voting is something we sometimes take for granted, but it really is one of the most important

NLRB Releases Labor Law App for Smart Phones

The NLRB has stepped into the 21st Century this weekend with its unveiling of its mobile App for iPhone’s and Androids.  The App serves to educate employees, unions, and employers on their rights and duties under the National Labor Relations Act.  In addition to providing brief summaries of labor law, it provides the contact information for NLRB … Read more…

A Labor Day Message From General President James P. Hoffa

Labor Day this year is about workers everywhere who are fighting back. Over the past week, thousands of low-wage workers have walked off the job to demand a living wage and the right to unionize without management intimidation. The brave workers in the retail, fast-food and warehouse industries have been joined by increasing numbers of their … Read more…

Joint Council 42 Moves To A New Location

Attention 848 members. If you need to contact or visit Joint Council 42 they have relocated to a new building. The new address is 981 Corporate Center Dr., Suite. 200, Pomona, CA.  91768, with the same main phone number as before.  (MAP)

Teamsters Still Marching After All These Years

Teamsters continue the struggle for jobs and freedom 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington on August 28, 1963.  (Watch Video)    

LA Port Truck Drivers To Return To Work After First-Ever 24-Hour Strike!

L.A. port truck drivers will return to work after a historic 24-hour strike ended against trucking company Green Fleet Systems. Discussions with management were tense, but now the drivers know they will be back at work tomorrow morning. Upon hearing the news, the hundreds of supporters who turned out at company headquarters went wild with … Read more…

Port Drivers Go On 24 Hour Strike

About 30 drivers for a Carson trucking company went on a 24-hour strike Monday, alleging anti-union hostility by their employers, organizers said. Above, trucks at the Port of Long Beach. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2012) Thirty port truck drivers went on strike Monday night at a Carson-based trucking firm, alleging their employer is attempting

Rally For Justice/Green Fleet Systems

Mark the date: August 27th Call out to all Local 848 Members, family and friends. Please come out and show your support for these brave port drivers exercising their right to form a union in their workplace. Not only is their quest to become part of the greatest Union in the world, The International Brotherhood … Read more…

2013 Essay Contest Reminder

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2013 Essay Contest. Deadline is September 30, 2013. Check menu under Member Resources/James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for more information

Hours of Service for Interstate Commercial Drivers News Alert

On August 2, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling on the protests to the new Hours of Service rules that went into effect on July 1, 2013. The Court rejected both protests to the new regulations with the exception of the 8 hour rule before … Read more…

Port Truckers for Carteret Firm Vote To Join The Teamsters

CARTERET — More than 100 port truck drivers who work in Carteret for an Australian-based global logistics firm have voted to join the Teamsters, the union said today. A vote late last month by 112 long- and short-haul truckers and support workers for Toll Global Forwarding was approved by 70 percent of the drivers who voted, said … Read more…

L.A. County Fair

The L.A. County Fair is August 30 thru September 29. Save on admission tickets! You may purchase online or at the 848 Covina office cash only.   

Six Flags Ticket Store Reminder!

Dear Member: Fun is only a few clicks away for Teamsters Local 848! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to “print and go” so you have your ticket in hand when … Read more…

Day at the Races

You can bet on a good time! Your Day at the Races program includes an afternoon of up-close, dirt-kicking live racing action, a delicious gourmet buffet and a group photo in the winner’s circle. Admission to the Fair is included, so when racing is over, you can enjoy live animals, carnival rides, dinosaurs, a tribute … Read more…

Attention Food Trust Participants

Very Important Information for Teamsters Local 848 Food Trust Participants: Within a few weeks, you will be receiving an audit package in the mail from the Teamsters and Food Employers Security Trust Fund (health care) regarding Dependent Coverage verification. It is VERY important that you fill out this information completely and provide all requested information in … Read more…

Kick Off For 2013 “Wings of Eagles” Event

The Teamster Riders officially kicked off the 2013 “Wings of Eagles” event presented by the Youth Helpers at Teamsters Local 848’s General membership meeting held on 06-23-13. The Teamster Riders setup a booth for ticket sales for chance to win a 51” Samsung Flat screen TV to be raffled off on September 14, 2013 at … Read more…

DPI Members Ratify New 2 Year Agreement

On Sunday, April 7, the members at DPI Specialty Foods overwhelmingly ratified a new 2 year agreement by over 95%. The centerpiece of the agreement was a reduction for all members in their monthly out-of-pocket cost for health care coverage, with most

Shop Steward Seminar 2013

On March 10, Teamsters Local 848 hosted a very successful shop steward seminar. Over 100 of our dedicated shop stewards attended this event presented by Sally Payne, Associate Director and Western Regional Coordinator for the IBT Department of Training and Development and Mark Shumar, Director of

IBT Strongly Rejects TSA’s New Proposed Rules-Sign Online Petition

Help is needed regarding a very important issue involving all cabin crew and flight deck employees, especially our Teamsters Flight Attendants and Pilots as well as the general flying public. Please encourage family and friends to sign online petition. These new proposed rules for allowing items such as small knives, 2 golf clubs, hockey sticks, small … Read more…

James R. Hoffa Remembered

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of legendary labor leader James Riddle Hoffa’s birth. There have been many great Teamster leaders over the last century, but none have earned more respect, inspired and uplifted more members or created a more lasting legacy than James R. Hoffa, who served as General President from 1957-1971. (READ MORE) … Read more…

Third Group of Port Drivers Ready to Join Teamsters

A delegation of courageous truck drivers from the Port of L.A./Long Beach delivered a letter to their boss at Green Fleet Systems. The message: They intend to join the Teamsters. On Thursday, Green Fleet was put on notice about the organizing drive by a delegation of clergy, community activists and drivers. The delegation representing the … Read more…

Second Group of Port Drivers Ready to Join Teamsters

A second group of truck drivers at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach is officially kicking off its fight to join the Teamsters. Delegates for 85 port drivers at American Logistics International hand-delivered a letter to their boss late yesterday afternoon telling him the news. The drivers were inspired to action by the amazing first contract won … Read more…

Toll Drivers Take The Teamster Oath

Newly organized port drivers that work for Toll ratified a first time contract on December 30, 2012. These new members showed up in force at the first General Membership meeting of the new year to take the “Teamster Oath” and were welcomed with open arms by the membership.

848 Health Fair

Local 848 will host a Health Fair for our members following our General Membership Meeting on February 24, 2013. Since many of the medical plans have changed, it will be a great opportunity to update the information you may need. A large majority of our health care providers will be there to answer your questions … Read more…

7UP Members Ratify New 5 Year Contract

Members from 7up / American Bottling Company just overwhelmingly ratified a new 5 year contract. These contract negotiations included Locals 186, 495, 848, 896 and 952. There were no take-aways and big improvements were made to language regarding seniority and established a “premium” pay that they did not have before.

Teamsters Local 848 Shop Steward Seminar

To all Local 848 Stewards! Teamsters Local 848 will be holding a shop steward seminar on Sunday, March 10 for all active shop stewards of Local 848 at the Long Beach hall. This seminar will be conducted by Sally Payne, Associate Director and Western Regional Coordinator for the IBT Department of Training and Development. We … Read more…

Toll Drivers Unanimously Ratify First Time Contract

 History Is Made! Teamsters Local 848 Leads The Way To An Historic Agreement. On December 30, 2012, the port drivers at Toll UNANIMOUSLY ratified their first-ever contract (54 -0), with nearly 90% of the unit voting.

California Supreme Court Supports Union Pickets

On Thursday, December 27th, in a ruling reaffirming Union picketing rights, the court ruled in a 6-1 decision that upheld two California state laws that prevent courts from issuing injunctions against peaceful labor pickets on private property. In the opinion of the court, these laws are justified by the state’s interest in promoting collective bargaining … Read more…

Dash Driver Receives Settlement Check

Dennis Castaneda, proud Local 848 member and a Dash driver at Veolia Transportation in Los Angeles, received his settlement check today  for a grievance filed when he was suspended for  telling a supervisor that he would file grievances against that supervisor’s conduct against the drivers.  The company alleged that Dennis was in violation of company … Read more…

You Can’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover

Teamsters Local 848 member Steve Russell who works at US Foods Corona, is proud of the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election. He celebrated the nationwide turnout for Barack Obama by buying a Obama tee shirt and Tattooing a picture of the two term President across his stomach.

Veolia Members Ratify New Six Year Contract

Veolia members ratified a new six year contract that includes guarantees to the work week, increases to vacation and sick time but most importantly will bring these operators up to the industry standard in wages.

Urgent!-Date Change for Christmas Event at the Fred Jordan Mission

The Fred Jordan Mission has changed the date of their annual Christmas event to December 22 instead of Saturday, December 15. Due to the change of dates, Teamsters Local 848 will be providing the  deliveries of donations to the Mission as scheduled on Saturday the 15th, but we will not be at the event on … Read more…

Veolia Members “Just Practicing”

Members from Veolia Transportation that operate busses for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) gathered on their lunches, breaks and splits for a few hours of “Just Practicing” just days after voting down the company’s last and finale offer. With no new negotiation dates

Fred Jordan Christmas Celebration 2012

The Fred Jordan Mission needs your help in feeding the needy. Please visit your Costco or local “unionized” grocery store and purchase at least one case of canned goods (more if you can afford it) in the 14-15 ounce size and drop it off at the Long Beach or Covina office. You may also drop … Read more…

A Message From Your Secretary-Treasurer

Proposition 32 goes down to defeat Congratulations to everyone that supported the efforts to defeat this blatant anti-union bill. ” A special thank you goes out to Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack for the organizational support that he, his staff, and an Army of volunteers provided. Awesome job!” As you probably noticed, millions of … Read more…

Volunteers Needed to Phone Bank

Volunteers will be needed from Local 848 to participate in a “Get Out The Vote” phone bank from 10-29-12 through 11-06-12. Phone banking will be done at the offices of JC42 / Local 848 on the first floor. Phones, scripts and tally sheets will be available along with food and refreshments.

Commuter Express North and South Vote 100% on Strike Authorization

Members from MV Transportation / Commuter Express met to discuss and vote on strike authorization today. There were members from two different yards in attendance which represented Commuter Express North, Sylmar and Commuter Express South, Compton. The ballot count revealed 100% yes for strike authorization in both these yards.

Unmasking Proposition 32

Remember Proposition 226 in 1998 and Proposition 75 in 2005. Both restricted Unions from making political contributions with voluntary payroll deductions. When it was discovered that corporations were exempt, both were soundly defeated by California voters. Along comes Proposition 32.   Backers claim that Proposition 32 now bans both Union and Corporations from contributions. Sounds … Read more…

No on Prop 32 Rally

Teamsters Joint Council 42 invites you to join a rally against Prop. 32 this Saturday, Oct. 6 with hundreds of Teamsters and Teamsters President James Hoffa.  Immediately following the rally, there will be a phone bank to call voters to vote “No on Prop. 32.!”  Lunch will be provided. WHEN: Saturday, October 6 at 9:00AM … Read more…

Mechanic Wins “Wrongful Termination” Arbitration

Congratulations go out to Mechanic, Marvin Escobar, who recently prevailed against MV Transportation in Arbitration over his wrongful termination. Brother Marvin was terminated in May 2011, when the Company alleged that he was responsible for negligent repairs that caused the rear axle of a bus to come off while driving on the freeway.

No on 32 Conference Call

Please join General President Jim Hoffa and other Teamster leaders for an important No on 32 conference call. On this call you will hear updates about the No on 32 campaign and find out what you can do to help. WHEN: Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 pm Pacific Time. HOW: Call (888) 409-5380 (Watch No … Read more…

Vote No On Proposition 32 – It is “a fraud to end all frauds.”

The Los Angeles Times calls Proposition 32 “a fraud to end all frauds”. While disguising itself as a “payroll protection act” that will affect everyone, its intent is clearly to rob organized labor of it’s voice and to give corporate cronies unlimited ability to buy influence within the State of California. While restricting the ability … Read more…

Toll Drivers Join Together For Day Of Action

  The newly organized drivers from Toll who work at the Port of Los Angeles joined together for a day of action. Workers showed up in front of Tolls corporate offices with drums, noise makers, bullhorns, and Informational picket signs that read, “Just Practicing”      “Watch Video”

Good News for Commercial Drivers

  One of our sponsored bills was signed. AB 1888 (Gatto) would allow commercial drivers who get a ticket in their personal vehicle to attend traffic school every eighteen months to eliminate a “point” from being placed on their record. This is a big deal because federal law, until recently, prevented commercial drivers from in … Read more…

33rd Annual Wilmington Labor Day Rally

WILMINGTON, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Labor Day honors the hard-working men and women of America. Monday a long-running solidarity march took over the streets of Wilmington. Both union members and labor leaders say in this presidential election year, members have a large role to play in the outcome. It was a day of union solidarity … Read more…

12th annual International Brotherhood of Teamsters Women’s Conference

Twenty one Teamster Local 848 women united in San Francisco with over 800 women from across the country for the 12th annual International Brotherhood of Teamsters Women’s Conference themed, Teamster Women: Building Power by the Bay. The women were addressed by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, Senator Barbara Boxer and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome to … Read more…

100% To Reject Contract Offer

Members from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank meet to read the company’s best offer. After reading and discussing, the result was unanimous, 100% to reject the offer and 100% for strike authorization. These members said from the beginning that respect and dignity was the main concern and the Company doesn’t want to give them … Read more…

Riverside Teamsters Ratify Anheuser-Busch Agreement

Our Brothers and Sisters from Local 166 ratified a new three year deal that ends more than two month strike with Anheuser-Busch. Local 848 thanks all it’s Rank and File members that took time to support these workers.

Farmer Brothers Members Ratify New 3 Year Contract

Members working at Farmer Brothers ratified a new three year contract. Highlights included increases to wages, Pension and Health and Welfare. This was a state wide contract that included the joint efforts of multiple Locals.

848 Kids Take Off To Camp

Children of Local 848 members gathered their gear and loaded up for a week of fun in the mountains of Big Bear at Laurel Pines Camp.

100% Rejection of Contract Offer

Members from US Foods Corona meet to read the company’s last and final offer in two different locations. After reading and discussing, the result was unanimous, 100% to reject the offer and 100% for strike authorization.

Thousands rally against Wal-Mart in Chinatown

By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times July 1, 2012 Several thousand people, led by a banner that read “Wal-Mart= Poverty,” marched through Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to decry the giant retailer’s plans for a neighborhood grocery store and the chain’s low-end wage scale and non-unionized workforce.

“March against Low Wage Jobs”

Please Join Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack as he leads Teamster members in a “March Against Low Wage Jobs”. This crucial rally is in

Local 166 Members On Strike

  Our fellow brothers and sisters from Local 166 are currently involved in a strike with the Anheuser-Bush Company in Riverside, Ca. If you have an opportunity, please stop by and support these members. There are approximately 140 workers striking, please give them your support. Anheuser-Bush  (MAP)

Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting Sunday, June 24. (MORE INFO) Please remember that the Local is collecting canned goods throughout the year for the Fred Jordan Missions Christmas Celebration being held on Saturday, December 17, 2012.

Happy Fathers Day

What Is A Dad? A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.

Coca-Cola Drivers Take Strike AuthorizationVote

Southern California Coca-Cola drivers met at their respective Locals on Saturday, 06-16-12 to discuss and take a vote for strike authorization. More information to follow as it becomes available.

Three Down, One to Go !

Four contracts are being voted on this month by 848 members.   Members from AVTA (Antelope Valley Transit Authority) ratified a new 5 year contract.

Volunteers Needed to Help Get Out The Vote

Volunteers are needed to help get out the vote for Laura Richardson for Congress and Patrick O’Donnell for Long Beach City Council. Your help will go a long way to get these JC 42 endorsed candidates elected                         Meet at:    Teamsters Local 848 3888 Cherry Ave.     Long Beach, CA 90807

Teamsters Union Historian, Don Thornsburg Debuts Teamster History Book

Long time Teamster and Teamsters Joint Council 42 Historian Don Thornburg paid a visit to Local 848’s May general membership meeting to debut his new book on Teamster history. Amongst his accomplishments Don planted the first Teamster flag on Mount Everest and has made it his life’s work to research the roots of the greatest … Read more…

Australia-based Toll Is Abusing U.S. Drivers

Australian transport giant Toll Holdings will open negotiations with the powerful Teamsters Union on pay and negotiations in Los Angeles. Watch General President Jim Hoffa’s interview about the difficult working conditions Toll drivers are forced to endure. (Video)

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Visits Local 848 General Membership Meeting

Teamster endorsed Congresswoman Laura Richardson made an appearance at Local 848’s May General Membership Meeting. She is the U.S. Representative for California’s 37th congressional district, serving since 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district encompasses the inland section of Long Beach, Carson, Compton and Signal Hill, as well as parts of … Read more…

60 Year Teamster Receives Jacket

Long time 848 member Charlie Haynes receives a leather Teamster jacket for his 60 years as a Teamster. Charlie worked as a driver for McDonald Douglas which is now the Boeing Company.

Wings of Eagles Bike and Car Show

Come join in the fun as the Teamster Riders present the Wings of Eagles Bike and Car show at Pomona Valley Harley Davidson. All cars and bikes welcomed. Proceeds of this event go to sending children to summer camp at Camp Laurel Pines.

The Ballots Are In, AVTA Ratifies New 5 Year Contract

Workers from AVTA (Antelope Valley Transit Authority) meet to discuss the company’s latest offer today on 05-12-12. After much discussion it was time to put it to a vote and after the ballots were counted the members had spoken, a new 5 year contract.

Board adopts amendments to election case procedures

Contact: Office of Public Affairs 202-273-1991 The National Labor Relations Board has adopted a final rule amending its election case procedures to reduce unnecessary litigation and delays. The rule will be

Toll Group Workers Ready For Contract Talks

Toll Group workers attend final proposal meeting before negotiations are to begin. On April 11,2012 these workers had an NLRB election that sent a very clear message to the company with the three to one (46-15) vote count in favor of forming a union in their work place.

Toyota PDC/CPC Members Show Support for Nissan Workers

Rank and file from both Toyota PDC and CPC joined forces in a show of support for workers currently in negotiations by making a license plate in which they all signed. Workers from Nissan are in ongoing contract talks with the company at this time so show them your support.

Florentine Gardens Gets Crushed By Large Teamster Presence

There was standing room only at the Informational Boot Camp held in El Monte, Calif as Teamsters from all different locals from within Joint Council 42 gathered to become informed on the very deceptive “Campaign Reform” bill that will be voted on this November.

AVTA Receives Newly Designed Shirts as Deadline Nears

AVTA (Antelope Valley Transit Authority) bus operators were given an update on contract talks as they arrived to work. The operators also received a shirt to wear showing their solidarity. The next scheduled meeting is on April 18th

Al Austin Claims Election Win

By Ashleigh Oldland —Gazette photo by William Johnson HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. Eighth District City Council Candidate Al Austin celebrates his election win Tuesday night with supporters.

Workers at Toll Group Say Teamsters “YES” by a 3 to 1 margin !

Despite company efforts to instill fear and intimidation, the workers at Toll Group cheered as the vote count was read with a overwhelming 3 to 1 ratio making Teamsters Local 848 their sole bargaining representative for hours, wages and working conditions. Firing workers and hiring labor consultants to try and convince these workers that the … Read more…

Great Turnout at Toll Group Rally

Southern California weather provided a fantastic day for the workers of Toll Group as they held a Pre Celebration Rally at there work place. Special speakers included Janice Hahn, U.S. House of Representatives and Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer from Local 848 with special appearances from the Joint Council 42 and Local 848 trucks. Employees are having … Read more…

Former President of Local 692 passes away

Armando “Zorro” Venegas father of Local 848 Recording Secretary Sylvia Escobar and former President of Local 692 recently passed away on April 4, 2012. Our prayers go out to his family.


WHEN: Saturday, April 14,2012 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. LOCATION: Florentine Gardens 12051 Garvey Ave El Monte, CA 91732 (MAP)     Help STOP Campaign Reform also known as Paycheck Deception or Corporate Deception.  (Watch You Tube Video) No Matter What You Call It We Gotta STOP IT

Drive and Voter Registration

During the weeks of April 16-20 and 23-27, Janette Barnes from the IBT will be visiting shops with DRIVE language in their contracts to assist you in voter registration and describe what DRIVE participation means to you. She will also be describing some of the most anti-union legislation ever being proposed in the state of … Read more…

Hoffa-Hall Slate Sworn In for New Term

General Executive Board Members Take Oath of Office, Begin Five-Year Term (WASHINGTON) — Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees were sworn in today to a five-year term on the union’s General Executive Board. The Hoffa-Hall slate won the 2011 IBT International Officer … Read more…

Historic Election on April 11, 2012

Come support our future Brothers & Sisters at TOLL as they gear up for their HISTORIC election on April 11, 2012 to become members of Teamsters Local 848. This election will mark a turning point of the 30 year labor struggle at the LA and LB Ports. Join them from March 27, 2012 until April … Read more…

Please Join Us This Weekend on March 31st

Al Auston for Long Beach City Council PLEASE JOIN US THIS WEEKEND! WALK PRECINCTS OR PHONE BANK FOR Al Austin for Long Beach City Council District 8 Campaign Headquarters 3811 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90807 (Cross street E. Bixby Road) (MAP) Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Anyone interested in … Read more…

Lawrence Casey Says Goodbye to the Membership

    Lawrence Casey bids farewell to Local 848 membership as he returns to a well deserved retirement. Thank you Casey, our sincerest gratitude for all your hard work and support! You will be missed!  

Al Austin for Long Beach City Council

PLEASE JOIN US THIS WEEKEND! WALK PRECINCTS OR PHONE BANK FOR AL AUSTIN for Long Beach City Council District 8 Campaign Headquarters 3811 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90807 (Cross street E. Bixby Road) Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Anyone … Read more…

Join JC 42 President Randy Cammack and IBT President Jim Hoffa

Join the fight for decent wages and safe working conditions for recycling workers and a sensible recycling policy! COME TO THE RALLEY: Date: Thursday, March 15,2012 Time: 12:30 pm Target: American Reclamation Place: 4560 Doran Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (MAP) Stand up for justice! Stand up for the environment! For more information call Teamsters … Read more…

National Day of Action against Verizon

Save American Middle-Class Jobs Participate in National Day of Action Against Verizon Last August, 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike, and they still don’t have a contract. Verizon continues to promote outsourcing and eliminating jobs while paying top corporate executives hundreds of millions of dollars. Thursday, March 22 is a National Day of Action Against … Read more…

Hours-of-Service (HOS) Final Rule (December 2011)

The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule [Download PDF Version] will be published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the Final Rule is February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of selected provisions is July 1, 2013. The links below provide more details regarding the HOS Final Rule:

Local 848 Shop Steward Seminar

When: Sunday, March 4, 2012 Where: Teamsters Local 848 Hall located at 3888 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA. 90807 Time: 9am to 1pm Space availability: 200 spots Guest speakers: Amanda Lively and Renee Sanchez Labor Attorneys – Wohlner, Kaplon, Phillips, Young and Cutler. Please join us for our first Shop Steward seminar of 2012. We … Read more…

Ban on Hand Held Cellular Phones

Overview of New Regulation  This rule-making restricts a CMV driver from holding a mobile telephone to conduct a voice communication, dialing a mobile telephone by pressing more than a single button, or reaching for a mobile phone in an unacceptable and unsafe manner (e.g. reaching for any mobile telephone on the passenger seat, under the … Read more…

An Open Letter From Teamsters General President James Hoffa

    An Open Letter From Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Dear Brothers and Sisters, I want to bring to your attention the struggle of 26 port drivers who haul containers out of the Port of Los Angeles for the Australian logistics company Toll Group. On Thursday, October 27, drivers at Toll Group went to … Read more…