Over the last two years, over a thousand new members have joined Teamsters Local 117 and our numbers continue to grow.

Today we just received word from the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) that the agency has officially certified a petition filed on behalf of 18 employees in DOC's Marine Department to become Teamsters.

These new members operate the ferries that service McNeil Island. They are Ferry Operators, Ferry Operator Assistants, Marine Engine Mechanic Supervisors, and Shipwright Supervisors.

They came to our Union seeking competent, professional representation and a voice.

They will add strength to our DOC bargaining unit and to our Union as a whole. Please welcome these new Teamsters!