Teamsters International Vice-President At Large

Rome Aloise

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About Rome

A lifetime of service in the Teamsters Union.

Rome Aloise has been a dedicated Teamster since June 1968, having served in multiple positions of leadership. He serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 853 in San Leandro, California, Chairman of the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund in California, Trustee of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund and President of Joint Council 7 in San Francisco.

  • Elected Shop Steward as member of Teamsters Local 70

  • Organizer, Elected Trustee, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 853 for 34 years

  • Built Local 853 into the largest Northern California Local through organizing and mergers

  • Organizer for Pacific Warehouse Council, Western Conference of Teamsters, IBT

  • Director of Organizing – Joint Council #7

  • Elected Joint Council Officer for over 17 years

  • As Principal Officer of Local 853 developed the first Local Executive Board with a woman Vice President and other minority members, in Northern California

  • Chairman of National Costco Committee and Chief Negotiator

  • Chairman Statewide Liquor Negotiations

  • Chairman of Teamsters Bay Area Building Material Negotiating Committee

  • Long time instructor for Teamsters Leadership Academy

  • Union Investment Chairman-Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust

  • Chairman Teamsters Benefits Trust Fund

  • Chairman Supplemental Income 401(k) Plan

  • Member Board of Directors of International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

  • Member Council of Institutional Investors-organization representing 7 trillion dollars of pension, endowment, and public funds

Rome on the Radio

Listen to Rome on the Rick Smith Show

Rome Aloise, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 853, joins Rick to talk about the workers fight for better wages, hours, and conditions at social media giant Facebook’s technology campus.

Rome in the Teamsters

A lifetime of service


Years in the Teamsters 


plus Contracts Negotiated 


Years on Joint Council


Years as an officer of 853 

Working on Progress

My work speaks for itself. Browse some of my recent projects below.

Teamsters Local 853

853 is where I call home.