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  • Washington State Patrol Communications Managers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 174

    April 28, 2017 Teamsters Local 174 is proud to welcome the Washington State Patrol Communications Managers to our membership. Prior to joining the Teamsters, the nine workers in the group – who oversee all the 911 operations for the entire Washington State Patrol – were members of their own Guild called the Washington State Patrol […]

  • CalPortland hiring Ready Mix Concrete Driver – Snoqualmie

    April 28, 2017 CalPortland, a leading diversified building materials company with operations throughout the west, has an immediate opening for a Ready Mix Concrete Driver. Job Summary: Promotes positive public relations include: keep truck clean; obey safety rules; report all incidents/injuries to management as soon as they occur; attend Safety Meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance […]

  • Teamsters Back at City Hall to Continue Fight Against Beverage Tax

    April 27, 2016

    Representatives of the Keep Seattle Livable for All Coalition

    Teamsters Local 174 — along with representatives from Teamsters Local 117, Teamsters Joint Council 28, and members of the Seattle business community — showed up at City Hall in Seattle today to continue our fight against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed Beverage Tax. Mayor Murray held a press conference at 9:15 this morning to announce further details to his plan, including the addition of diet soda to the 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages.

    The Teamsters have been opposed to this tax from its inception, having seen firsthand the damage that beverage taxes inflict on family-wage and Union jobs (read more about our position here). We will not support a tax that will put hardworking middle-class Americans out of a job, no matter how well-intentioned the tax may be.

    In order to make our voices heard, the Teamsters and our coalition held our own press conference at City Hall immediately following the Mayor’s. Teamsters Local 174 Business Agent Pete Lamb was interviewed extensively by several news outlets, and he spoke eloquently about our deep concern that this tax will destroy good jobs in Seattle — just like it did when it was implemented in Philadelphia earlier this year.

  • Reminder: Jackson Street Workers Mural Unveiling Ceremony and Block Party This Weekend!

    When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 From 1:00 – 4:00 pm Where: The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 321 – 16th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144 (corner of 16th and Jackson) Come celebrate the rich history of workers with local community leaders, the artists, and your neighbors! There will be music and performances. The Teamsters helped to […]

  • Cedar Grove Composting is hiring Class A CDL for Night Shift in Seattle

    April 26, 2017 SUMMARY:  The Class A Driver hauls water and other misc liquid from Seattle to other facilities or sites as necessary. This position will also pick up green waste between facilities operating a live floor trailer. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate safely and efficiently a variety of trucks including tanker trucks and live […]

  • Cedar Grove Composting is hiring Class B CDL Drivers in Seattle

    April 26, 2017 SUMMARY:  Operate safely and efficiently a Class B Refuse Truck, rear or front load, occasional a roll off truck, cable or chain driven, and other equipment as needed, driving a set route daily.  Driver services customer dumpsters, bins and compactors in the greater Seattle and Tacoma areas. Also, Driver is required to unload […]

  • Teamsters Local 991 Waste Workers Ratify New Contract

    April 25, 2017

    Waste workers at Republic Services in Mobile, Alabama have ratified a new contract by a 100-percent margin that contains numerous improvements.

    “The 24 workers in the unit will receive wage increases of 2.5 percent, 2 percent and 2 percent over the three years of the contract and the agreement also lowers the threshold for when additional weeks of vacation are added,” said Jim Gookins, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 99 in Mobile. “There is also an increase in weekly vacation pay, additional ‘windshield pay’ or travel pay for when a driver has to travel to Mississippi, and health and welfare benefit contributions are maintained over the life of the contract.”

  • Teamsters Local 763 Ratifies Agreement with Republic Services

    April 24, 2017

    A Republic Services Worker with Teamsters Local 763

    Wage, Benefit Increases Consistent with High Standard for Area Sanitation Workers

    (SEATTLE, Washington) – Teamsters Local 763 has ratified a new agreement with Republic Services covering seven workers in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. The members are service technicians and a truck and container washer.

    “Congratulations to Local 763 on another great win for Teamster sanitation workers,” said Ron Herrera, Director of the Teamsters Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division. “The high standards of this contract set a great example of what we can achieve for our members throughout the country.”

  • Teamster Strike Shuts Down Budweiser Distribution On Long Island

    April 24, 2017

    Heartless Owners Say They Will Permanently Replace Over 100 Long-time Workers on Strike

    GREAT NECK, NY – The workers who deliver, sell, and merchandise Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Nassau and Suffolk Counties walked the picket line today, largely stopping distribution on Long Island. The over 100 drivers and warehousemen, who work for Clare Rose and are members of Teamsters Local 812, began striking when the company announced 30 percent wage cuts and ended the drivers’ pension.

    “This is a highly profitable company in a stable industry. There is no explanation for massive wage and retirement cuts other than greed,” said Teamsters Local 812 President Ed Weber. “These are the middle-class jobs that we used to be able to count on in Long Island. We aren’t going to give up our livelihoods just so the rich can get richer.”