You can’t fight obesity by killing jobs – No Beverage Tax in Seattle

You can’t fight obesity by killing jobs – No Beverage Tax in Seattle

An Op-ed by Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages proposed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is a disaster in waiting for local workers, businesses and families. On its surface, the tax may sound like a good idea: fighting the obesity epidemic while funding education at the same time – who wouldn’t […]

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Photos from the General Membership Meeting — Thursday, April 13, 2017

Photos from the General Membership Meeting — Thursday, April 13, 2017

It was a great General Membership Meeting last Thursday. We had a big group of Initiates to swear in, lots of updates from the staff about exciting victories and developments in our Union, and of course, GUMMY BEARS! See you all again in May for the last General Membership Meeting before our summer hiatus.

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Seattle Tunnel Project Tour — April 12, 2017

Seattle Tunnel Project Tour — April 12, 2017

April 13, 2017 It was an exciting morning yesterday for a lucky group of Teamsters from Local 174, as well as other Teamster Locals across the country who were in town for the IBT Safety and Health Department’s Annual Instructor Development Program, led by Tom George, Director of the Teamsters/AGC Training Center. Local 174 Senior Business […]

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Licton Springs Tiny House Village Opens — with help from the Teamsters

Licton Springs Tiny House Village Opens — with help from the Teamsters

See the below release from the Low Income Housing Institute announcing the opening of the new Licton Springs Village homeless encampment. Together, Teamster Locals 174, 763, 117, and Joint Council 28 donated two of the houses, and also Local 174’s members at The Boeing Company delivered the homes from Olympia to Seattle. The first person to move […]

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Pictures from the Snohomish County Labor Council Apprenticeship Program

Pictures from the Snohomish County Labor Council Apprenticeship Program

The Teamsters Local 174 truck made an appearance yesterday at the Snohomish County Labor Council Apprenticeship Program’s “Trade UP!” Event. The event was an opportunity for  high school juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience with various trade jobs in Snohomish County. Thank you to Teamsters 174 Business Agent Carl Gasca for driving the truck […]

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Teamsters Local 174’s Fight Against the Beverage Tax Continues

Teamsters Local 174’s Fight Against the Beverage Tax Continues

Our fight against the proposed Sugar Tax continued yesterday, as the Teamsters participated in a press conference to announce a coalition of small business, labor, and immigrant groups who all oppose this two-cent-per-ounce proposed tax on pre-sweetened beverages within the City of Seattle. Teamsters Local 174 Business Agent Pete Lamb gave a speech highlighting the […]

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Local 162 Wins Dispatching Grievance for UPS Teamsters

Local 162 Wins Dispatching Grievance for UPS Teamsters

Local 174 President Ted Bunstine chaired the UPS Northwest Grievance Panel that issued this decision in favor of UPS drivers at our sister Local in Portland, Local 162. April 5, 2017 On Christmas Eve in 2016, Local 162 members and UPS package car drivers working out of the Tualatin, Oregon facility were dispatched to work. […]

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Teamster Carhaul Members Ratify National Contract, Regional Agreement

Teamster Carhaul Members Ratify National Contract, Regional Agreement

March 30, 2017 Workers’ Top-Tier Benefits Are Protected Under Five-Year Contract (WASHINGTON) – Teamster carhaul members ratified a new national auto transporters contract and a regional agreement today which will maintain and protect health, welfare and pension benefits through May of 2021 and provide annual wage increases. The national contract was ratified by a margin […]

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