Congratulations to our Teamsters Leadership Academy participants who just finished up an 8-month training that covered topics like labor history, organizing, building union power, contract enforcement, communications, and more.

This program is part of our union's strategic priority to invest in member leadership and development. That priority grew out of member input into our 2016-2019 strategic plan.

In last night's training, Cheryl Miller of DOC and Skyler Still of GP Gypsum shared their experiences with the group of organizing solidarity-building actions at their workplaces. 

Cheryl put on a day-long BBQ for members at the Airway Heights Corrections Center in Spokane, while Skyler rallied his co-workers to wear buttons to coincide with a visit from corporate so that he could bring to their attention concerns on the shop floor. 

What an amazing group of Local 117 leaders committed to building a stronger union! We'll be recognizing these members on their achievements at the September membership meeting. Don't miss it!