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.
On December 15, at 7 P.M. at the Union hall in Tukwila, Local 117 members will gather together by the hundreds for solidarity and our annual raffle drawing.
Dozens of prizes are awarded each year, including electronics, power tools, bottles of wine, gift cards, televisions sets, and best of all, NUTS! All of the gifts are purchased from companies with whom Local 117 has a bargaining relationship.
If you work graveyard and are unable to attend the meeting, be sure to stop by the hall during the day on Thursday for some cookies and holiday cheer and to put your name in for the raffle.
All members are welcome!
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 Harvold at 206-441-4860 ext. 1224.
REGISTER HERE for 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. You will have the ability to register for this event soon!