Teamsters Local 117 supports pro-labor community events, community revitalization projects, workers' rights initiatives, union education programs, programs for disadvantaged youth, among others. Your Union also works closely with the Emergency Food Network and Northwest Harvest to provide food for families in need.
In 2013, your Local Union will participate in the following events:
If you want to volunteer to help organize Teamsters Local 117's participation in an event, contact Brenda Wiest at 206-441-4860 ext. 1256 or 1-888-872-3487 ext. 1256.
Local 117 Community Sponsorships - Apply Now!
Local 117 is now accepting applications to sponsor community groups. Groups may include but are not limited to labor rights groups, sports groups, musical groups, academic groups, or otherwise.
Sponsorship applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Sponsorship award recipients will be announced quarterly at the Local 117 membership meetings. Groups with a direct connection to Local 117 members and/or to organized labor will be given highest priority.
Since launching the Community Sponsorship program in 2009, Teamsters Local 117 has sponsored dozens of groups including:
The West Seattle Wildcats Youth Cheer Squad - Sue Sutton, King County
Dance Group Quetzalt - Marco Rodriguez, Seattle Iron and Metals
Hearts for Kids - Clyde McDaniel, Fred Meyer
Emerald City Robotics - Paul Baxter, Local 117 retiree
Federal Way Slam - Darrell Jacobsen, Golden State Foods
Little Red Sox - Shaun Kendall, GP Gypsum
The Dolls Drill Team - Suzette Baker, King County
Puget Sound Anglers - Russell Carver, American Steel
Rogers Fastpitch - Kaysha Lybecker, Airway Heights Correctional Center
View an application for this program here.
Completed applications should be sent to: Teamsters Local 117 – Attn: Community Sponsorships, 14675 Interurban Ave. S. Suite, 307, Tukwila, WA 98168. To download a flyer for this program, click here. For more information, contact Thomas Wray at 206-441-4860 ext.1267 or send Thomas an email.
Stories about recent Local 117 community involvement:
Teamsters Local 117 provides assistance to members in need. To find out more about Local 117's membership assistance program, contact your Business Representative.