In 1975, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters granted a charter to Local Union Number 63. What began as a 3,000-member, Los Angeles-based local has now proudly grown to over 14,000 members covering Central California to the Mexican border, and from the Pacific Coast to Arizona and Nevada.
Members work in virtually every Teamster-represented industry in eight divisions: Dairy, Meat, Freight, Grocery, Bakery, Car Haul, UPS and Miscellaneous. The strength of the local is derived from the diversity of these hardworking members.
The incredible growth of Local 63 is the result of years of aggressive organizing, the mergers of other locals, and the goals and visions of passionate leaders. Their dedicated work has also helped protect jobs through years of an ever-changing economy.
Local 63 is staffed by 16 Business Agents, two organizers and 12 office personnel. As a group, they have years of experience negotiating contracts and obtaining the best possible wage and benefits packages. With the help of hundreds of shop stewards, they actively represent and assist members on a day-to-day basis.
The local is part of the largest labor union in the free world, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. With almost one and a half million members, the IBT has been diligently fighting for good contracts, safe work environments and effective representation for over 100 years. Like the IBT, Local 63 is rich in history encompassing trusteeships, strikes, the accomplishments of great leaders, job protection, solidarity, diversity and progress.