Withdrawal Card

Request a Withdrawal Card

A withdrawal card is a card that is issued to members who are leaving their Teamsters-856 represented job for an extended amount of time for a leave of absence, medical reasons,  or because of a resignation or termination.

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You may request a withdrawal card by calling our membership department  at (800) 758-8326 or (650) 635-0111 or by filling out the form below.

Withdrawal Card Frequently Asked Questions

What is a withdrawal card?
A withdrawal card is a card that is issued to members who are leaving their Teamsters-856 represented job for an extended amount of time for a leave of absence, medical reasons,  or because of a resignation or termination. When you are going to be off work, you are entitled to a withdrawal card provided you are paid through the month in which the request is made. Frequently, members leave temporarily, for instance, medical reasons, and when they return a couple of months later, they owe back dues and possibly owe re-initiation fees if they had been suspended.

Do I need a withdrawal card?
If you are going to be off work for an extended period, you should request a withdrawal card. A withdrawal card lets our membership department know that you are not going to be working and therefore not remitting union dues. When you return to work you will not owe back dues or re-initiation fees. If you return to work at another Teamster-represented employment, you can deposit your withdrawal card and avoid initiation fees.

How does having a withdrawal card affect my membership?
When you are on withdrawal, you are considered to have an “inactive” status, and are therefore ineligible to exercise the rights of union membership, such as voting or life insurance with dues.

Further questions?
Please contact our Membership Department at (650) 635-0111 for assistance.