Teamsters 117 joined thousands of community members for the annual MLK Jr. Day March and Rally in Seattle on Monday.
It was a daylong celebration honoring the slain civil rights leader, with workshops in the morning, an 11 A.M. rally, and a noonday march from Garfield High School in Seattle’s Central District to Westlake Park downtown.
The need to address growing income inequality and the effort to raise the minimum wage were central themes of the day.
Hundreds of marchers filled the streets, carrying $15 Now! signs, and chanting, “What do we want? $15! When do we want it? Now!”Read more
Teamsters 117 started the New Year off by giving back to the community.
On January 4, a team of Shop Stewards met up with John Scearcy, Local 117 President and Executive Assistant, to spend that cold winter morning volunteering at the Emergency Food Network’s repack project.
Their work involved repacking frozen cut corn, which had been donated in bulk, into two-pound, family-sized bags. Together, Jason Stepner, John Langenbach, Mike Reavey, Jason King and John Scearcy helped repack 6,400 pounds of frozen cut corn in a 3-hour shift.Read more