After three months at the bargaining table and five weeks working without a contract, Teamsters Local 117 warehouse workers, employed at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new 3-year contract.
The contract vote took place at the Teamsters Union hall in Tacoma on Saturday, September 27. The proposal was fully-recommended by the Union bargaining committee.
On Saturday night, Teamster members and their families packed their Union hall for a Casino Night fundraiser to help fight cancer.
The proceeds from the event will go to support the Black Teamsters United caucus and a donation will be made to the Sickle Cell Task Force. Learn more about their important work at www.MSSCTF.org.
Check out photos from Casino Night.
It is that time of year for our Annual Blood Drive event! This year it will be held on Saturday, November 15 here at the Union hall in Tukwila (14675 Interurban Ave. S) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ALL DONORS will receive a $25 Safeway gift card! So bring your family, co-workers and friends!
If you plan on attending, be sure to RSVP for this event.
Join your Teamsters Brothers and Sisters this Saturday at the Union Hall for the first-ever Casino Night! Teamsters Casino Night, hosted by Black Teamsters United, is quickly approaching and tickets are going fast! Come join the fun!
Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a fully-recommended tentative agreement with Fred Meyer over a contract involving 388 warehouse workers employed at the company’s grocery distribution center in Puyallup. The Union and the Company reached the agreement late Monday night with the assistance of a federal mediator.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) has officially sanctioned strike benefits for 388 warehouse workers employed at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup and an additional 4,318 Teamsters who could become involved in connection with a potential work stoppage at the facility. Fred Meyer is a subsidiary of Kroger, Inc., a $100 billion company and the second-largest grocery retailer in the country.
For the last two years, the Western Washington Taxi Cab Association (WWTCOA) has been working tirelessly to find reliable and affordable insurance for Teamster taxi drivers.
Taxi drivers have been forced to pay premium rates because of inflated prices and a monopoly of the market by a just a few providers.
Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers took part in a multi-state leafleting action over the weekend aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company’s attempt to degrade workers’ health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs.
Congratulations to our Teamster taxi drivers on winning the annual Local 117 Solidarity Soccer Tournament! The event was held on Saturday at Joseph Foster Memorial Park in Tukwila.
Local 117 members from the steel, grocery, taxi, and parking industries were represented.
- Check out photos from the tournament.
Thank you to all of the members who turned out. Many of us are nursing bumps and bruises from the games, but we all seem to have made it through in one piece.
A special thanks goes out to our Comite Latino caucus for hosting the event. Your carne asada tacos were amazing!
Contract negotiations involving more than 400 warehouse workers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, and Fred Meyer broke off last night. Key issues in bargaining are health care and Fred Meyer’s insistence on language that would allow the company to outsource the workers’ jobs to a third-party subcontractor.
“Grocery warehouse workers at Fred Meyer form a critical link in the food supply chain that helps feed Washington families. They perform physically demanding work under a tight production standard. Together with workers on the farms and in the stores, they help keep our food healthy and safe. When Fred Meyer intimidates workers, threatens to outsource their jobs, or insists on degrading their medical coverage, it harms the entire community,” said Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117.