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Local 117 Events

Local 117 hosts events throughout the year designed to promote union solidarity, workers' rights, and community action. For years, Local 117 has organized steward trainings, educational seminars, and an annual blood drive. You can access the DOC CALENDAR here.

DOC Teamsters - Lobby Day - Feb. 13-14

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 07:30 PM through February 14, 2017
RL Hotel in Olympia, WA

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Our 2017 DOC Lobby Day on February 13-14 in Olympia. This is our opportunity to talk directly with legislators about critical issues facing DOC Teamsters:

  • Funding our DOC contract for the 2017-2019 biennium.
  • The need for a comprehensive statewide staffing audit.
  • Improving staff safety at all DOC facilities.
  • Recognizing the public safety service we provide.

We will be holding a legislative reception starting at 7:30pm at the RL Hotel in Olympia on February 13. All members are invited to stay at the hotel on the night of Feb. 13. There will be a buffet dinner for all members who attend.

The next morning we will have a training and breakfast and then hit the hill for Lobby Day appointments with legislators. 

It's important that we have an excellent showing at this event so that we can make sure we get our contract funded. 


E-Board Meeting - February 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Our Local 117 Executive Board meets on a monthly basis to review Local Union finances and to discuss the direction of the organization. 

If you would like more information about the work of our E-Board, contact Maria Williams at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.


Steward Advisory Council

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Our Steward Advisory Council was established in 2005 to increase participation, input, and direction from a wide spectrum of the membership.  

SAC consists of members from a variety of industries who meet with your Union's leadership each quarter to discuss developments at the Local in political action, negotiations, legal, and organizing.

If you are interested in learning more about SAC, contact Maria Williams at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.


Public Service Matters Lobby Day 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM
State Capitol in Olympia, WA

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Washington’s budget is a reflection of our most fundamental values and it is time to stand together with one message.

Affordable housing and health care, safe communities, reliable transportation, clean air and water, a fully-funded education system, and a robust economy create an environment which benefits all of us.

On February 20, we will be joining with other unions and community groups to urge lawmakers to invest in those values.  It's our Public Service Matters Lobby Day

A bus will depart our Teamsters 117 Union hall at 7:30am on February 20, and make a stop in Tacoma at the I-5/SR 520 P&R at 8:15 AM. Once we get to Olympia, we'll have a quick training, then head to the state capitol for a press conference, rally, and meetings with lawmakers. 

Your participation in this event is critical to ensuring that we invest in the values that most benefit working families. RSVP for this event below!

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E-Board Meeting - March 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Our Local 117 Executive Board meets on a monthly basis to review Local Union finances and to discuss the direction of the organization. 

If you would like more information about the work of our E-Board, contact Maria Williams at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.


DOC Shop Stewards Meeting

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Before our annual Shop Steward Seminar and Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 11, Shop Stewards from the Department of Corrections will be meeting on Friday, March 10 at the Union Hall in Tukwila.  

If you are a DOC Shop Steward, you will be receiving logistical information about this event in the mail. If you have questions or do not receive the information before March 3, please contact your Business Representative.

DOC members coming in from out of town will be staying at the Westin. For directions to the Westin and information about parking click here.

Looking forward to seeing you on March 10!


Shop Steward Training and Appreciation Day

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 07:30 AM

Every year, we recognize the hard work, commitment and sacrifice of hundreds of Shop Stewards across our Union at the Local 117 Shop Steward Seminar and Appreciation Day.

If you are a Shop Steward, you will receive an invitation to the event in the mail with logistical information, including parking and the day's agenda.  

If you haven't received an invitation by March 3, please notify your Business Representative or call your Union at 206-441-4860.


General Membership Meeting - March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Join us for our general membership meeting to find out what's happening at Teamsters 117 and in the broader labor community.

We serve dinner before the meeting starting at 5:30 P.M.  All members are encouraged to attend.

There is an orientation meeting for new members prior to the membership meeting starting at 12 P.M. and 6 P.M. New members who attend the meeting are eligible for a partial rebate of their initiation fee.

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E-Board Meeting - April 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Our Local 117 Executive Board meets on a monthly basis to review Local Union finances and to discuss the direction of the organization. 

If you would like more information about the work of our E-Board, contact Maria Williams at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.


E-Board Meeting - May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, WA

Our Local 117 Executive Board meets on a monthly basis to review Local Union finances and to discuss the direction of the organization. 

If you would like more information about the work of our E-Board, contact Maria Williams at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.