We had a great meeting this weekend with our newly-formed Teamsters Veterans Caucus.
Members from a wide variety of industries participated, including grocery, dairy, cold storage, King County, and DOC.
We kicked off the meeting with a presentation from the Metropolitan Credit Union on VA home loans.
Members brought lots of good ideas about how we can support veterans in our region. We also discussed developing a leadership structure and caucus bylaws.
Moving ahead, we plan to have strong visibility at our upcoming Teamsters Car Show event on June 18. We'll be selling our new T-Shirts, holding a raffle, and providing more information about the caucus.
We plan to send a delegation to the Stand with Those Who Serve event at Joint Base Lewis-McCord on July 23.
Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, July 17 at 10 am. Thanks to everyone who showed up and is helping to build a stronger voice for veterans at our Union!
Local 117 veterans will be gathering together for the founding meeting of our new Teamsters Veterans Caucus.
We'll be discussing a range of issues impacting veterans in our community and the role we can play as union members to support them.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, April 2 here at the Union hall in Tukwila starting at 9 a.m.
If you would like to join us, please RSVP here or contact Business Representative Ryan Jarman at 206-441-4860 ext. 1233.