City of Kirkland Extends Contract with Waste Management for Two Years

City of Kirkland Extends Contract with Waste Management for Two Years

June 26, 2017 There was some good news on June 20 for our Teamster members at Waste Management in Kirkland, as the Kirkland City Council has just voted to extend their contract with Waste Management for two years. This will provide extra job security for the 27 Teamsters Local 174 members who collect residential and […]

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The Teamster Olden Days: A Trip Down Local 741 Memory Lane

The Teamster Olden Days: A Trip Down Local 741 Memory Lane

June 20, 2017 A couple of weeks ago, Local 174 received a phone call from a man claiming to be one of the few remaining retirees from Teamsters Local 741. He said that he had some 741 memorabilia, and wondered if we wanted it. The answer to that was an enthusiastic “hell yes!” Teamsters Local […]

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Fighting the Beverage Tax: Philadelphia Teamsters Local 830 Principal Officer Pens Letter to the Editor

Fighting the Beverage Tax: Philadelphia Teamsters Local 830 Principal Officer Pens Letter to the Editor

June 13, 2017 We we know, we in Seattle are not the only ones doing battle against a Beverage Tax that threatens to destroy good Union jobs. Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax has been in effect since January of this year, and it has already destroyed 155 jobs while simultaneously bringing in less and less revenue to […]

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Teamster Truck at the Shilshole Rally June 8, 2017

Teamster Truck at the Shilshole Rally June 8, 2017

June 9, 2017 Yesterday, the Teamster truck attended a rally in Ballard to continue our fight against the Seattle City Council’s attempt to build a bicycle path on Shilshole Ave, directly under the path of hundreds of loaded freight vehicles per day. The event was a success, with cooperative weather, great turnout, and a skilled driver […]

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Fighting the Beverage Tax: Seattle City Council Votes 7-1 in Favor of Amended Beverage Tax

Fighting the Beverage Tax: Seattle City Council Votes 7-1 in Favor of Amended Beverage Tax

June 6, 2017 Yesterday, in a move that was as disappointing as it was unsurprising, the Seattle City Council voted 7-1 in favor of a tax on sweetened beverages. The amendments that had been made to the tax prior to the last Council meeting – to exclude diet soda, and to include $1.5 million for […]

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Mondelez Teamsters Vote Unanimously to Authorize Strike Action

Mondelez Teamsters Vote Unanimously to Authorize Strike Action

June 5, 2017 On June 3, 2017, Mondelez Teamsters from Local 174 and Local 117 all stood together in solidarity and voted unanimously to authorize a strike action if necessary. The group of workers includes Local 117 members working in a warehouse, and Local 174 members who deliver Mondelez products to stores. These workers have been in contract negotiations for […]

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Photos from Sand and Gravel Demands Meeting — May 21, 2017

Photos from Sand and Gravel Demands Meeting — May 21, 2017

June 2, 2017 On May 21, 2017, Local 174 members from five different Sand and Gravel employers came down to the Union hall to hold their Demands Meeting. It was a productive meeting that gave the Local 174 contract negotiating team a good idea of what was important to the membership for their upcoming contract […]

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Mondelez Strike Authorization Vote

Date: June 3, 2017. Click above for information.

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