It was an incredible show of solidarity and strength this week among Teamsters who work at Transdev.
These paratransit drivers are on the road at all hours, day and night, to ensure that elderly and disabled residents of King County arrive safely to their medical and other appointments.
The County wants to contract their work out to a non-union employer. Our members are demanding respect and that the terms and conditions of their current contract be honored.
Please support them by visiting our Facebook page under the hashtag #TeamstersTransitPower where you can post your words of encouragement.
Jessica grew up in a small town in the Yakima Valley in a family of Teamsters. Her brothers are both police officers and members of the union.
At the University of Washington, she majored in Political Science and engaged in Latin American studies and Law. She credits her activist skills to working with a non-profit fighting for immigrant rights.
“I learned the basics of organizing and become a truly passionate activist there.” Since then she has worked in the labor movement for almost 7 years, most of which she spent as an organizer with UFCW.Read more
New Teamsters who work in Transdev dispatch: Eric Nyberg, Lana Bonilla, and Chelsie Brumit.
Let's congratulate and welcome a group of 14 Transdev dispatchers who voted to become Teamsters in an NLRB election on February 10.
The dispatchers join 260 drivers at Transdev who became Teamsters in 2015. The drivers won their first Union contract last July.
"We are excited to welcome the Transdev dispatchers to our Union," said John Scearcy, Local 117 Secretary-Treasurer. "By joining Teamsters Local 117, they have the strength and unity of 16,000 members standing with them. We look forward to sitting down with the group to establish their priorities for bargaining so that we can work together to negotiate a strong Teamsters contract."
The dispatchers' Union Representative, Carrie Barnett, has scheduled demands meetings with the group on Wednesday, March 1 and Saturday, March 4.