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Teamsters 117 Wire

Workers at UNFI Vote to Ratify 5-Year Contract Agreement; Strike Ends!


Early this evening, warehouse workers and drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, overwhelmingly voted to ratify a fully-recommended 5-year contract agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI).

The contract vote, which was held after a 3:30 p.m. meeting at the Teamsters building in Tukwila, officially ends the nine-week strike that started on December 10 at the company’s distribution center in Auburn, WA. Picket lines at the facility were taken down at approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening.

SCOTT FUESTON, Local 117 Member at SuperValu

"Teamsters Local 117 has done a great job estimating our health care expenditures; that is a big bargaining chip for us with our employer."

JOE KIEFFER, Local 117 Shop Steward at UNFI

"We are the Teamsters for Tomorrow. We are going to be taking over the show."

JOE TAYLOR, Local 117 Member at Darigold

"The beautiful thing about a BBQ is that it brings us together. When you break bread together there is closeness, togetherness."

JESSICA COLT, Receiving Clerk

"We joined Teamsters Local 117 for job security, better benefits, and better pay."

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WILLE COLLINS, 39-year Local 117 member

"Teamsters Local 117 has been good to me and good to the workers at Graybar."

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