We are excited to announce the hiring of Nancy Santos, a new Local 117 Business Representative for members in the private sector.
Nancy became a Teamster in 1995 when she went to work at the Fred Meyer grocery distribution center in Puyallup. Prior to her work in the warehouse, Nancy was a union retail clerk in a Fred Meyer store in Burien.
Nancy is an expert at building Teamster solidarity on the shop floor. During a contract fight at Fred Meyer, she used her leadership, creativity, and resourcefulness to agitate, inform, and mobilize members around key issues.
“I would like to see more solidarity in the shops. I don’t think people realize how much power they have when they stick together.” - Nancy Santos
She ordered “Union Til I Die” T-shirts, not just for her co-workers at Fred Meyer, but for Local 117 members across the grocery industry. Since then, the shirt has become the top selling Teamsters apparel item at the Local.
Nancy began her job at the Local on March 1, 2014. Nancy will have a diverse jurisdiction and will represent members in a variety of industries.