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Public Sector


Stop Employers from Skimming your Work!

Ever report to work and find somebody else doing your job?  Maybe it’s a manager or a contract worker that the boss has brought in from the outside. 

The practice is called ‘skimming’, and it is a common ploy used by employers to cut costs at your expense.  With skimming, before you know it, your work area is in disarray, you’re losing out on overtime, or maybe your job is disappearing before your very eyes.


South Sound Newsletter - Now Available!

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Teamsters South Sound, the newsletter for Local 117 members working in the public sector in Pierce and South King County is now available. This issue contains articles on the recent Tacoma Paid Sick Days kickoff, the Cy Sun recall effort, bargaining at the City of Auburn, and your Union's new website project.

For print copies, talk to your Business Representative.


Thompson Editorial - City of Auburn Does a Disservice to Taxpayers

City-of-Auburn-Costing-You-More.jpgLocal 117 Secretary-Treasurer Tracey Thompson has published a guest editorial in the Auburn Reporter that questions the City of Auburn officials' priorities in bargaining.  

City negotiators has rejected several Union proposals that would save the City money.

BY REJECTING COST SAVINGS PROPOSALS, THE CITY OF AUBURN DOES A DISSERVICE TO TAXPAYERS
By Tracey A. Thompson, Teamsters 117