Members at QCD line up to take a vote to authorize a strike at our Union hall in Tukwila.
Bargaining is heating up at QCD and our members are not standing down.
Members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike after an update meeting yesterday at the Union hall in Tukwila.
"QCD continues to subvert industry standards and the company is failing to recognize the valuable contributions of its employees"
"Our bargaining team has made a good faith effort to reach an agreement, but QCD continues to subvert industry standards and the company is failing to recognize the valuable contributions of its employees," said John Scearcy, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117.
Our Union represents approximately seventy drivers and helpers at QCD who deliver products to over 300 Starbucks stores across the Pacific Northwest.
Members at QCD deliver food service products - coffee, sandwiches, juices, water, yogurt, tea - to hundreds of Starbucks stores across our region.
Our Union team signed an extension agreement with the company, which expires tomorrow. We will be back at the bargaining table with the company today and tomorrow in an effort to reach a contract proposal that honors the work and livelihoods of our members.