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
The start of the New Year is a time when your soon-to-graduate (you hope!) high school senior can start combing the Internet for scholarship money for college.
Your Union is a good place to start for that. Teamsters Local 117 offers links to a number of scholarships for graduating seniors, including the Local 117 Jeff Alfieri Scholarship, the Hoffa Scholarship, the Union Plus Scholarship, among others.Read more
Taking a small first step toward delivering on a much publicized campaign promise, newly-elected Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced at a press conference on Friday that he would sign an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all city employees.
The wage hike would affect approximately 600 City workers, including a handful of Teamsters who are employed as ushers and admissions attendants at the Seattle Center.Read more
Today, 31,000 Machinists will be voting on Boeing’s latest contract proposal. The vote will take place throughout the day, at multiple locations, and the results won’t be known until later tonight. Read more about today's vote here.
For Machinists, and the rest of the labor community, there is much at stake. Boeing has indicated that they will relocate production of the 777X to another state if the Machinists do not approve the offer. That offer, which includes a number of well-documented concessions, would strip away the workers’ defined benefit pension plan and replace it with a 401k plan.Read more
You’ll likely recall the 2011 reports of awful working conditions in Amazon fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States. Temperatures in some of the company’s warehouses back east rose above 110 degrees, causing workers to collapse and seek treatment for heat exhaustion.Read more
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