In line with the 2013-2015 contract cycle, Shop Steward elections will be taking place in the month of October at DOC facilities across the State.
If you are interested in becoming a Shop Steward, please check your Union bulletin board for more information or talk to your Business Representative.
Please be advised that deadlines for signing up may vary depending on facility.
We have some good news to report out of Olympia. Teamsters 117, along with a coalition of state-employee unions, has reached a tentative agreement over your health care coverage.
Last year, Teamsters 117, working together with a coalition of state-employee unions, was unable to reach an agreement with the State over health care for the 2013-2015 biennium.
The coalition proposed maintaining the status quo on premium share and other elements of the plan, but the State refused to agree.
Now, the coalition has resumed health care bargaining with the State, and the State is dragging its heels again.
Ken Marshall, a Local 117 member at the Monroe Correctional Complex, grew up just outside of Monroe, in the City of Sultan, and has lived there his entire life.
As a young man, Ken cared about his hometown so much that he decided he would run for political office there one day. Two decades later, that is exactly what he is planning to do, as he vies to retain his current spot on the Sultan City Council.
Every day at every level of government, elected officials make decisions that affect your job, your family and your life.
Register to vote today. The stakes are too high not to care.
I am proud of our Local Union. We never give up the fight for workers’ rights, and we do it in every forum.
On August 28 - the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream speech”— your Union filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a truly terrible decision for civil rights.
The implementation of HB 2346, the DOC uniform bill, has been rocky to say the least, and the Department has admittedly handled the rollout poorly.
The DOC announced tentative distribution dates that have not been met, they bungled inventory issues, and they did not order all uniform items to the specs agreed to in bargaining.
Members of Teamsters Local 117 were out at the Gig Harbor Sportsmen’s Club last Friday, sharpshooting for a cause.
It was all part of the Breaking Hunger fundraising event to benefit Pierce County’s Emergency Food Network and thousands of hungry families in our region.
Thank you to the brave Teamsters employed at the Larch Corrections Center (LCC) who are risking their lives to fight forest fires currently burning across the State.
Local 117 has scheduled quarterly membership meetings for all Teamsters at the DOC.
Check out what a member from AHCC is saying about her experience at the meeting.