Teamster Contract Changing Lives at the Recology/CleanScapes MRF

Teamster Contract Changing Lives at the Recology/CleanScapes MRF

Our organizing campaign at the Recology/CleanScapes Multi-Resource Facility (MRF) didn’t just start small – it started tiny. When the facility in Seattle first opened, the company employed nothing but temps. Workers came and went at random, and convincing any of them to join our Union bordered on the impossible. That is, until we caught a […]

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Short and Sweet: One-day Strikes at OMA and Selland Get the Job Done

Short and Sweet: One-day Strikes at OMA and Selland Get the Job Done

Just before five o’clock in the morning on October 20, 2016, in the cold pre-dawn darkness, a canopy was raised next to a construction yard in Seattle to protect the people underneath it from the driving rain. A burn barrel with the numbers “174” carved into it was filled with wood and set on fire. Someone […]

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Associated Petroleum Products (APP) Drivers Vote to Join Local 174

Associated Petroleum Products (APP) Drivers Vote to Join Local 174

In a major organizing victory for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Western Region Tank Haul Division, APP/World Fuel Service drivers voted to join Teamsters Local 174. Despite a strong anti-union campaign by APP, a majority of the 90 person unit voted on November 3, 2016 in favor of Union representation. “We are excited to welcome […]

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