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TEAMSTER TALK #23 - STRONGER TOGETHER!

Updated On: Feb 28, 2013 (12:44:00)
The new issue of your Local Union's newsletter, Teamster Talk, is now available!  In this issue, read a re-cap of the strike at UNFI, articles on the fight to pass worker-friendly legislation in Olympia, and a column from Secretary-Treasurer Tracey A. Thompson on recent Local 117 campaigns to protect workers and preserve their union Read More...
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES - ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RETIREMENT SECURITY!

Updated On: Feb 27, 2013 (14:10:00)
ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RETIREMENT SECURITY! Two bills currently before the Washington State Legislature would put public sector employees’ retirement security at risk. Both SB5856 and SB5851 would create a defined contribution retirement plan (401k) that aims at supplanting public employees’ defined benefit plan, or pension Read More...
DON'T LET OLYMPIA KILL INTEREST ARBITRATION FOR STATE CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEES!

Updated On: Feb 27, 2013 (09:14:00)
LESS THAN 72 HOURS TO FISCAL CUTOFF!   DON’T LET OLYMPIA KILL INTEREST ARBITRATION! Fiscal cutoff is this Friday, March 1 and House Appropriations Committee Chair Ross Hunter has still not scheduled our interest arbitration bill (HB1490) for a hearing.  If the bill does not get a hearing by Friday and get passed out of Hunter’s committee, the bill dies Read More...
UNFI STRIKE ENDS WITH SURGE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Updated On: Feb 26, 2013 (16:41:00)
It was the perfect storm – a powerful convergence of voices from all across the country, expressing their outrage and calling for justice. Union members joined forces with small grocers; community co-op activists petitioned their organizations for support Read More...
FISCAL CUTOFF IS MARCH 1: TELL LEGISLATORS TO GIVE INTEREST ARBITRATION A HEARING!

Updated On: Feb 26, 2013 (16:36:00)
VIEW AN EMAIL LIST FOR ALL LEGISLATORS ON THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE HERE!  Fiscal cutoff is this Friday, March 1. If our interest arbitration bill (HB 1490) does not get a hearing by cutoff, the bill dies!  Take action now!  Contact all of the legislators on the House Appropriations Committee and tell them to give the bill a hearing Read More...
TEAMSTER TAXI OPERATORS FLEX THEIR MUSCLE IN OLYMPIA

Updated On: Feb 25, 2013 (08:24:00)
The Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association (WWTCOA) showed its strength at the second Local 117 lobby day on February 21. Over 50 taxicab operators from all of the area’s major taxi companies turned out to lobby legislators on two bills that would help resolve important issues facing drivers in the industry Read More...
DOL CERTIFIES MORE THAN 18,000 FORMER HOSTESS WORKERS AS ELIGIBLE FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

Updated On: Feb 21, 2013 (14:52:00)
NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 18,000 workers laid off in 48 states from 864 Hostess company locations are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Read More...
THEO CHOCOLATE'S UNION-BUSTING - EXPOSED

Updated On: Mar 28, 2013 (12:58:00)
The "fair" in fair trade has a shallow meaning when it comes to Theo Chocolate, a Seattle-based chocolatier, that despite its "fair trade" certification, engaged in a vicious anti-union campaign during a Local 117 organizing drive in 2010 Read More...
INTEREST ARBITRATION BILL HB1490 EXEC'ED OUT OF HOUSE LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Updated On: Mar 07, 2013 (11:06:00)
VIEW A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL LEGISLATORS ON THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE HERE! We have some good news to report out of Olympia!  On February 14, our interest arbitration bill for correctional employees (HB1490) passed out of the House Labor & Workforce Development Committee on a vote of 5-4 Read More...
WORKERS TO EXPOSE LOCAL “FAIR TRADE” CHOCOLATIER’S HEARTLESS TREATMENT ON VALENTINE'S DAY

Updated On: Feb 13, 2013 (10:13:00)
(Seattle, WA) – On Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day - workers and their community allies will be gathering for a “Have a Heart, Theo’s!” event at 11 a.m Read More...
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