Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
Tacoma Paid Sick Days Kickoff
May 30, 2013
Pierce County Labor Council
E-Board Meeting
Jun 13, 2013
Teamsters Building
Membership Meeting
Jun 20, 2013
Teamsters Building, Tukwila
1st Local 117 Car & Bike Show!
Jun 22, 2013
Teamsters Building, Tukwila
E-Board Meeting
Jul 11, 2013
Teamsters Building
STRIKE AT UNFI ENDS WITH WORKERS' GOOD-FAITH OFFER TO RETURN TO WORK
Updated On: Dec 14, 2012

(Tukwila, WA) – At approximately 3:30PM today, 163 warehouse workers and drivers, on strike at United Natural Foods, Inc (UNFI), made an unconditional, good-faith offer to return to work. The workers collectively made the decision after a 2PM meeting at the Teamsters building in Tukwila.

With the employer’s acceptance of the workers’ offer, the strike officially ended at 4:30PM this afternoon. The picket lines at the UNFI distribution center in Auburn were taken down at that time.

Negotiations between the Union and UNFI are scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2012.

“We are pleased to announce the end of the strike. We intend to hold UNFI to its stated commitment to return to the bargaining table and bargain a fair contract in good-faith with its employees,” said Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117.

The overwhelming majority of Teamsters at UNFI honored the 3-day strike, which began on Monday evening as a result of numerous unfair labor practice charges filed against the company. Picketing workers at UNFI were joined by dozens of their fellow Teamsters throughout the grocery warehouse industry, including workers from Seattle Cold Storage, and the Unified Grocers, Fred Meyer, and Safeway distribution centers.

“The strike sent a strong message to UNFI that it needs to respect its workers and respect the bargaining process. My co-workers and I felt it was important to send that message, but also to keep the strike short so that we would minimize the disruption and inconvenience to our customers during the holiday season,” said Chris Tarrats, a driver who has worked at UNFI for 61/2 years.


May 28, 2013

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
 
 
Teamsters Local 117
Copyright © 2013, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image