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Remembering Brother Brian Davis: 3 Years Later

Remembering Brother Brian Davis: 3 Years Later

October 19, 2017 Today marks the three-year anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Local 174 Senior Business Agent Brian Davis. He is still very deeply missed. Rest in peace, Brother.  

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“A Life-Changing Experience”: Local 174 Members Return from Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

“A Life-Changing Experience”: Local 174 Members Return from Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

October 19, 2017 For Teamsters Local 174 member Ben Narayan, the decision to go down to Puerto Rico and help with hurricane relief was easy. “I saw on CNN that the Mayor down there was pleading ‘we can’t move the containers, we don’t have truck drivers.’ Well the Teamsters are built on trucking – it’s […]

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First Student Teamsters Speak Before the Seattle School Board

First Student Teamsters Speak Before the Seattle School Board

October 18, 2017 It was an electrifying evening at the Seattle School Board meeting, as dozens of First Student drivers attended the meeting wearing their reflective vests and carrying handmade signs. The signs, along with the energetic presence of the drivers themselves, made it clear to the Seattle School Board that this labor dispute does not […]

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Teamsters at First Student Put Together Picket Signs for Possible Strike

Teamsters at First Student Put Together Picket Signs for Possible Strike

October 13, 2017 Teamsters Local 174 members at First Student came together today to work on making picket signs for a potential Unfair Labor Practice strike. All the signs were carefully waterproofed to prepare for Seattle’s inevitable autumn rain, and morale was high despite the unfortunate circumstance that First Student and the Seattle School District have put these […]

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Strike Appears Imminent at First Student as Negotiations Break Down

Strike Appears Imminent at First Student as Negotiations Break Down

Unfair Labor Practices at Seattle School District Bus Contractor Threaten to Send up to 400 School Bus Drivers to the Street October 12, 2017 Negotiations between Teamsters Local 174 and Seattle School District bus contractor First Student broke down yesterday. The negotiations over healthcare and retirement – which affect over 400 school bus drivers in […]

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Update: October 10

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Update: October 10

October 10, 2017 Today marks the sixth full day that Teamsters — including Local 174 Safeway member Ben Narayan and Senior Business Agent/Recording Secretary Carl Gasca — will spend in Puerto Rico helping to clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The past five days have been filled with hard work that […]

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Timmy Meyer Celebration of Life — October 15

October 10, 2017 Timmy Meyer, a Teamster working at ICON, passed away at the age of 43 on October 5, 2017. There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, October 15 from 11AM to 3PM at the Quality Inn at 415 Ellingson Rd, Pacific WA. All friends and family are welcome. Lunch will be […]

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King County Coalition of Unions Reaches a Fully-Recommended Tentative Agreement with County over a Master Labor Agreement

October 5, 2017 We have some exciting news! Today, after nine months of challenging negotiations, our King County Coalition of Unions reached a fully-recommended tentative agreement with the County over a Master Labor Agreement (MLA). From the outset, our goal in MLA bargaining was to solidify the strongest language from the myriad of County contracts […]

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Update: Day 1

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Update: Day 1

October 5, 2017 Today, Local 174 Safeway member Ben Narayan and Safeway Senior Business Agent/Recording Secretary Carl Gasca began their first full day of hurricane relief in Puerto Rico — though their actual work began many hours ago. They both worked the night shift bringing much-needed food and baby supplies to hard-hit areas of the […]

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Safeway.com Contract Demands Meeting

Date: October 8, 2017. Click above for information.

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Safe Travels to Local 174 Teamsters Heading to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief!

Safe Travels to Local 174 Teamsters Heading to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief!

October 3, 2017 Local 174 member Ben Narayan out of Safeway and Senior Business Agent and Recording Secretary Carl Gasca are leaving today for Puerto Rico, via Newark, NJ with a large group of Teamsters from across the country. They will be putting their Class A CDL and longshore skills to work helping to clean […]

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APP Teamsters Vote Unanimously in Favor of Strike Action

APP Teamsters Vote Unanimously in Favor of Strike Action

As The Battle for a First Contract Drags On, Local 174 Members Send Strong Message to APP Management October 3, 2017 This Sunday, Teamsters from APP/World Fuel Services showed the incredible power of solidarity as they voted unanimously in favor of a strike action at their employer. The group of almost 90 fuel truck drivers […]

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