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
The 2014 legislative session is right around the corner, and we are busy establishing our legislative priorities so that we can hit the ground running.
Next year's session will start on January 14 and will run for 60 days. It's a short session, so acting quickly and decisively with lots of member support is key.
Some of the things we will be working on include:Read more
Teamster production workers and lab technicians, employed by Darigold, met throughout the day today to discuss the company’s last contract proposal. The Union challenged the notion that the negotiations process is exhausted and called on Darigold to return to the bargaining table immediately.
“Darigold did not engage in meaningful bargaining during federal mediation on October 18,” said Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117. “We’re calling on Darigold to stop breaking the law and to return to the bargaining table so that we can reach a fair settlement.”Read more
Teamster 117 Brothers and Sisters:
I’m a production worker at Darigold’s milk plant in Seattle. I have worked there for over 25 years. It’s my job to process the milk that gets to your family’s table and is served at schools and hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
I’m also a rank-and-file member of the Teamsters 117 bargaining committee.
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:
On October 16, the community organization Puget Sound Sage hosted its 1st Annual Union Leadership Award Dinner. The event took place in downtown Seattle and brought together labor leaders from all across the region.
At the event, Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters 117, was recognized for her outstanding leadership on behalf of working families in Washington State.Read more
Last night at 5:30 P.M., the union bargaining committee representing nearly 30,000 Puget Sound grocery workers announced that they had achieved tentative agreement with the major grocery chains, thus averting a strike at hundreds of area Safeway, QFC, and Albertson grocery stores.Read more
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
View the new issue of Teamster Talk here!
Across the country, working people are ramping up the fight to create and preserve good jobs.
After watching their wages stagnate or decline for decades now, workers are starting to turn up the heat on a small handful of corporate cronies who are trying to destroy the middle class.Read more