After thousands and thousands of phone calls, and hundreds of doors knocked, we’re proud of our work in 2013.
One of our goals this year was to elect Teamsters to local office – local city councils, school boards and mayors.Read more
It’s election time, and the stakes are incredibly high. Your vote for candidates who share the values of working families will help build stronger communities for all members of Teamsters 117.
That’s why it’s so important that you mail in your ballot for the 2013 general election immediately. Here just a few of the candidates and issues that may be on your local ballot:
Phone banking gets a bum rap, often for good reason. The term conjures up images of stressed telemarketers squeezed into cubicles selling Aruba timeshares to unsuspecting retirees.
But phone banking can actually be a lot of fun, especially when you’re a Teamster. After all, it’s not every day that you get to hang out in the back of a semi, munching on pizza with a couple of decorated veterans, talking to voters about how Teamster-endorsed candidates can bring positive change to their communities.Read more
Ken Marshall, a Local 117 member at the Monroe Correctional Complex, grew up just outside of Monroe, in the City of Sultan, and has lived there his entire life.
As a young man, Ken cared about his hometown so much that he decided he would run for political office there one day. Two decades later, that is exactly what he is planning to do, as he vies to retain his current spot on the Sultan City Council.Read more
Tuesday night was an exciting night for Teamsters 117-endorsed candidates. In all but one of the races, the folks we supported made it through the primary and are moving on to the general election in November.Read more
Local 117 has a thorough endorsement process of candidates throughout our region and your Union makes an effort to support candidates who care about working family issues.
For more information regarding the endorsement process or to get involved in election activities, contact Local 117 Political Action Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 206-441-4860 ext. 1262.
The following represents Local 117's political endorsements for the 2013 election cycle:Read more