Sand & Gravel Teamsters Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Strike Action

Sand & Gravel Teamsters Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Strike Action

July 22, 2017 It has been a busy week for votes here at the Teamsters Local 174 Union Hall, and last night the streak continued as Teamsters employed in the Sand & Gravel industry voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike action. This nearly-unanimous vote comes after a long week of contract negotiations that have […]

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100% Unanimous Strike Authorization at O.M.A Construction

100% Unanimous Strike Authorization at O.M.A Construction

July 19, 2017 This past Sunday, Teamsters Local 174 members employed at O.M.A Construction voted unanimously in favor of a strike action – for the second time in their brief history as Teamsters. The first strike vote came in October of 2016, and led to a one-day strike on October 20, 2016. On August 24, […]

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ATTENTION SAND & GRAVEL: Vote Coming Friday July 21 at 7:00PM

ATTENTION SAND & GRAVEL: Vote Coming Friday July 21 at 7:00PM

To all Teamsters Local 174 members in good standing employed in Sand & Gravel (at Cadman, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, Stoneway Concrete, CalPortland, or Lehigh): You will be voting this Friday, July 21 at 7:00PM here at the Teamsters Union Hall on either a Recommended Offer, or a Strike Vote. Please make every effort to […]

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Major Victory for Local 174 as Safeway Teamsters Ratify New Four-Year Agreement

Major Victory for Local 174 as Safeway Teamsters Ratify New Four-Year Agreement

July 16, 2017 Teamsters Local 174 members at Safeway voted today to ratify a new four-year contract with their Employer. The agreement covers both the drivers who deliver Safeway products to Safeway stores throughout the state, and workers in the Recycle Center. The new contract is an incredible victory for our members. They will be […]

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AmeriGas Continues to Deny a First Contract to its Teamster Members

AmeriGas Continues to Deny a First Contract to its Teamster Members

Now we need your help to convince the Company to do the right thing July 7, 2017 Teamsters at AmeriGas have been in negotiations for a first contract since December 2016, after voting in September of 2016 to join Teamsters Local 174. These workers deliver bulk fuel and fuel products, and also work as service […]

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No Independence Day for Charlie Brown and Selland Auto Transport

No Independence Day for Charlie Brown and Selland Auto Transport

Decert vote remains blocked as Selland continues to violate the law June 30, 2017 As Independence Day rapidly approaches and Americans prepare to celebrate their freedom, employees at Selland Auto Transport remain locked in battle with an employer that acts like it is above the laws of this great nation. Even though freedom to assemble […]

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UPS Teamsters Receive Surprise Visit from IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien

UPS Teamsters Receive Surprise Visit from IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien

June 28, 2017 UPS Teamsters working at the Pacific building received a surprise visit this morning from IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien, along with the entire Local 174 UPS Business Agent staff and several others. The purpose of the visit was to speak candidly with the members, both to listen to their concerns for […]

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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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