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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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Local 174 Members at First Student Vote to Authorize Strike Action

Local 174 Members at First Student Vote to Authorize Strike Action

School bus drivers authorize strike after their Employer refuses to provide healthcare or retirement security September 27, 2017 School bus drivers at First Student gathered in the Local 174 Union Hall auditorium this past weekend to discuss and vote on the next step in their battle for healthcare and retirement security. After a nearly two-hour […]

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UPS Negotiations: National Screening Process Begins

UPS Negotiations: National Screening Process Begins

September 25, 2017 Today begins the next step in the process of getting a new contract for our members at UPS, as the National Negotiating Committee – including Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks, President Ted Bunstine, and Senior Business Agent Matt Webby – convenes near Washington, DC to assemble all the proposals from UPS members throughout […]

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Selland Auto Transport Teamsters Update

Selland Auto Transport Teamsters Update

September 21, 2017 Check out this informational flyer about recent developments in the battle for a first contract at Selland Auto Transport. PDF is available here.

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