Join us as we fight to protect and expand the rights of State Correctional Employees! We will be meeting on January 28 at 9 A.M. on the Capitol Campus. Contact Political Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 1-888-872-3489 for details.Read more
The voters have spoken. SeaTac Proposition 1 was approved and certified by King County Elections after a recount last week. But the new law, which will raise the minimum wage for thousands of low-wage workers at SeaTac Airport to $15/hr and allow workers the opportunity to earn paid sick days, is now being challenged in court.Read more
Consider how politics affects your job. As public employees, decisions about your collective bargaining rights, your job security, and your wages and benefits are made by elected officials at the County, in Olympia, and in Washington D.C.
The trouble is that politicians are heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists who don’t have your best interest at heart. In fact, big business outspends working families on politics by more than 15-1, often pushing an anti-worker agenda.Read more
In the wake of the decision by workers at Boeing to hold the line on protecting good-paying jobs and strong pensions, one state legislator from Spokane has introduced legislation called “Right to Work.” What exactly is “Right to Work” and how would it impact us?
Big businesses in Washington D.C. and our state have funded efforts in recent years to enact Right To Work (for less) laws, which prohibit Unions and employers from entering into Union security clauses – which require all workers who benefit from a contract to share in the cost of representation.Read more
The new issue of Teamster Talk is now available! This issue has articles on:
- Our contract win at Darigold
- Teamsters supporting the Machinists
- Right-to-work (for less) laws that would hurt workers
- The fight for $15/hr in SeaTac and Seattle
- Upcoming legislative session
- Our Holiday Membership Meeting on Dec. 19
For print copies, talk to your Business Representative.
Teamster production workers and lab technicians, employed by Darigold, have overwhelmingly ratified a new labor agreement that provides wage increases, health care protections, and retirement security for 220 workers and their families. The contract vote took place on Sunday, December 8.
“Teamsters at Darigold showed tremendous solidarity and resiliency throughout the bargaining process,” said Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117. “The strength of our members and our strong community partnerships made this deal possible.”Read more
Fresh from the Proposition 1 victory in the City of SeaTac that will dramatically improve wages and working conditions for over 6,000 low-wage workers at SeaTac Airport, Teamsters 117, together with a number of other unions, is taking the fight to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour to Seattle.
Workers launched the “Fight for $15” campaign by marching 15 miles, from the airport in SeaTac to downtown Seattle, where they held a rally on the steps of City Hall on December 5.Read more
On October 8, King County presented an initial proposal to the Coalition of Unions over your successor COLA agreement that included a 2 percent flat-rate increase for each year starting in 2015. The County is looking to move away from a CPI-based index to flat-rate wage increases in the future, a change that would make it harder for County employees to keep up with the rising cost of living.
View the complete update here.Read more
As our region braces for a severe cold spell, with temperatures expected to plunge into the 20s, homeless families and other residents of Nickelsville are asking members of Teamsters 117 for their help.
Here are the top ten items homeless families in Nickelsville need. Your donations are appreciated more than you can imagine.Read more