Last night was our annual Holiday Meeting extravaganza, with hundreds of members from all across our union coming together for solidarity and our raffle drawing.
Secretary-Treasurer Scearcy kicked things off with a re-cap of 2015, which included some exciting organizing victories. Over 800 workers joined our union last year and thousands more in Seattle's for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain.
One of our recent successes was at Transdev, where transport drivers voted recently to join Teamsters 117. The Transdev victory brings 280 drivers into our Union.
We also had a surprise guest - former Secretary-Treasurer, Tracey Thompson, not only attended the meeting, she led the group through our raffle drawing.
Hundreds of gifts were awarded, included 4 tvs, electronics, gaming devices, wine, 2 beanbag chairs, and best of all, NUTS! All of the gifts are purchased from companies with whom Local 117 has a bargaining relationship.
"We are so grateful for all that you do in making Teamsters 117 the strongest Union in the Pacific Northwest," said Secretary-Treasurer Scearcy. "This is our way of saying thank you and happy holidays."