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Private Sector

Solidarity Scholarship Awarded to Fred Meyer Teamster


Congratulations, Cody!  Cody Harris, a 20-year Teamster who works at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup, was awarded a Local 117 Solidarity Scholarship for continuing education at our September general membership meeting. 

Teamsters at Fred Meyer ratify new 3-year contract


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.

Casino Fundraiser a Big Success!


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.

Teamsters 117 Annual Blood Drive!

grandpa.jpgIt 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.

Casino Night this Saturday!

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!

Tentative Agreement Reached with Fred Meyer Over Grocery Contract

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. 

Fred Meyer Teamsters: The IBT Has your Back!


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. 

Taxi Association Saves Teamster drivers Hundreds in Insurance Fees


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.

Teamsters, Allies Leaflet Fred Meyer Customers in 4 States


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.

Teamster Taxis Win Solidarity Soccer Tournament


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!