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Hertz Equipment Rental (HERC) Teamsters Ratify Strong New 3-Year Contract

Hertz Equipment Rental (HERC) Teamsters Ratify Strong New 3-Year Contract

January 16, 2018 Local 174 members at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC) voted overwhelmingly on January 13 to ratify a new 3-year agreement. Local 174 represents 26 heavy equipment rental truck drivers at the company. This new contract comes after several months of negotiating, and a unanimous strike authorization vote on December 16. The new […]

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First Student Update Flyer

First Student Update Flyer

January 16, 2018 The following flyer is being distributed to our members at First Student today:

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First Student Drivers Overwhelmingly Vote Against New Company Proposal

First Student Drivers Overwhelmingly Vote Against New Company Proposal

In packed meeting, drivers make clear that First Student’s newest offer is not enough to avoid protracted strike January 6, 2018 At a meeting that filled nearly every seat in the Local 174 Union auditorium, First Student school bus drivers voted by a margin of 85% to reject the most recent offer made by their employer. […]

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Safeway.com Teamster Family Grows with Addition of 30 Drivers to Teamsters Local 313

Safeway.com Teamster Family Grows with Addition of 30 Drivers to Teamsters Local 313

Locals 174 and 313 Will Negotiate Together to Reach a Strong First Contract with Safeway. January 4, 2018 In September, a group of nearly 70 Safeway.com home delivery drivers became the first in the nation to organize with a Union after voting to join Teamsters Local 174. Yesterday, the group of Safeway.com Teamsters swelled to […]

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UPS Management Lies About Extent of Forced Overtime; Claims “No Drivers” Working Over 66 Hours per Week

UPS Management Lies About Extent of Forced Overtime; Claims “No Drivers” Working Over 66 Hours per Week

December 19, 2017 After UPS Management’s unilateral decision to increase drivers’ maximum hours from 60 to 70 hours per week, the Company has now escalated to outright lying to the press and the public about the extent it overworks its employees. This excess workload is a clear and present safety concern for the drivers and […]

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2017 Year in Review Slide Show

2017 Year in Review Slide Show

Teamsters Local 174 has had an incredible 2017. See for yourself in this video slide show of our members and accomplishments!

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Teamsters Local 174 One-Day Strike at First Student: Recap and Update

Teamsters Local 174 One-Day Strike at First Student: Recap and Update

December 13, 2017 Two weeks ago, over 400 school bus drivers at First Student in Seattle walked off the job in a one-day Unfair Labor Practice strike. The strike, which halted all yellow bus service for the Seattle School District on November 29, was in protest of First Student’s unilateral implementation of an inferior health […]

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Teamsters Local 174 Pulls Driver Safety Committees from All UPS Buildings

Teamsters Local 174 Pulls Driver Safety Committees from All UPS Buildings

Move Comes After UPS Unilaterally Implements 70-hour Workweek December 6, 2017 In the wake of Friday’s decision by UPS Management to change from a 60-hour/7-day workweek to a 70-hour/8-day workweek, Teamsters Local 174 package car drivers have ceased participation in all Safety Committees from UPS locations in Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila, Pacific, Valley, and Redmond. “UPS’s […]

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UPS Implements 8-day/70-hour Workweek; Teamsters Respond

UPS Implements 8-day/70-hour Workweek; Teamsters Respond

December 4, 2017 On Friday, December 1, 2017, UPS notified the Teamsters that they intend to implement a 70-hour/8-day workweek for the purposes of package drivers’ hours of service under DOT regulations. The following letter was delivered from International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa to UPS Chief Executive Officer David Abney on […]

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Teamsters Local 174 to Call One-Day Unfair Labor Practice Strike Tomorrow at First Student

Teamsters Local 174 to Call One-Day Unfair Labor Practice Strike Tomorrow at First Student

November 29, 2017 Strike Will Protest First Student’s Illegal Actions November 28, 2017 In an effort to mitigate any hardship faced by Seattle parents, Teamsters Local 174 has decided to announce in advance there will be a one-day strike held tomorrow, November 29, 2017. The strike by the group of more than 400 First Student […]

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FMCSA Adds New Opioids to Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018

FMCSA Adds New Opioids to Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018

New Regulations will Test for Vicodin, OxyContin, Lorta, Norco, Dilaudid, etc. November 21, 2017 Beginning January 1, 2018, the US Department of Transportations’ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will expand its drug testing panel to include four synthetic opioid drugs: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. These substances are more commonly known as Vicodin, OxyContin, […]

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Local 174 Staff Visit UPS Locations to Connect with Members

Local 174 Staff Visit UPS Locations to Connect with Members

November 20, 2017 Over the past two weeks, Local 174 staff members have been visiting UPS buildings to connect with Local 174 members working at that company. The group of Local 174 reps has included Local 174 President Ted Bunstine, UPS Senior Business Agents Matt Webby and Jeff Sullivan, UPS Business Agents Nate Madoulet and Ron Dong, […]

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