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Local 174 represents Express workers at:

  • IBT Express Division:
    The Express Division was created in 2008 to handle all matters relating to DHL Express (this includes the DHL Independent Cartage Contractors or “ICC”s) and Air Express International “AEI”, formerly known as Danzas.

    Here at Local 174, we represent 74 couriers, ramp workers, and part-time loaders and unloaders at DHL Express. Our members are all under the National Master DHL Express agreement.

    IBT Division Director: William Hamilton

  • Business Agent:

    Tim AllenTim Allen
    Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1316

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Express Division Teamsters in the News:

Local 174 Shop Steward at DHL Wins National Rodeo

August 31, 2017

August 18 was a proud day for DHL driver and Teamsters Local 174 shop steward Jana Heideman, as she was announced the winner of DHL’s second annual “Courier Rodeo Safe Driving Competition.” After placing fifth in last year’s event, she was thrilled to emerge victorious in this year’s rodeo.

Jana Heideman with her victory belt

Jana’s victory was months in the making. It began with a five-month period where her driving was monitored by GPS and rated against other DHL drivers across the country: the GPS tracked her speed, harsh cornering, harsh braking, and harsh acceleration. At the end of the five months, Jana found out she was the top winner for Area 2, a region encompassing Washington, Oregon and parts of California.

This qualified her for the finals, which involved 15 drivers from across the country. They all traveled to Arlington, Texas to compete in a 3-day event that included a written test, a city drive, a freeway drive and a DOT inspection test. Once all this was completed, Jana was announced as the winner over all other DHL drivers in the country.

“Local 174 is extremely proud that this year’s winner is not just a member of our Local, but a Shop Steward who fights for her coworkers’ rights every day on the job,” said Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks. “Congratulations Jana, and thank you for bringing this prestigious honor home to our Local Union!”

Jana’s victory was all the more poignant for Teamsters Local 174 because it came in the middle of the Local’s strike at concrete company CalPortland – a strike that Jana’s husband honored as a CalPortland employee and member of the Operating Engineers Local 302. “We’re a good Union family,” Jana said about her husband’s refusal to cross the Teamster picket line.

When asked about her victory, she said she was pleased to have topped her performance in last year’s rodeo. “I am really competitive! Last year getting fifth was not good enough,” she said. “I went back to compete against myself and do better, and I got lucky and took the whole thing.”

“It doesn’t sound like luck to me – it sounds like pure skill,” said Rick Hicks. “It comes as no surprise that the national champion of this rodeo  would be a Teamster, since we know Teamsters are the best, safest, and most professional drivers. Local 174 is filled with pride that the champion is a member of our great Local. Thank you, Jana!”

As a reward for her victory, DHL will be sending Jana on a national tour of different DHL stations to talk to her coworkers about safe driving. “With this victory under her belt, she is certainly the best person for the job,” Hicks concluded.

Jana, center, with her DHL coworkers at the BFI Seattle station

DHL Clerical Workers Vote to Join Teamsters

March 16, 2017
DHL Clerical Workers Vote to Join Teamsters

Newest DHL Unit Opts for Membership with Local 769

(MIAMI, Fl.) – Eight workers at DHL Express voted to join Teamsters Local 769 on Thursday, March 9. The vote was 7-1.

The eight workers deal with DHL’s logistical avionics, and they process airway bills and paperwork necessary for the travel of documents and packages across international borders.

The campaign was short, with six weeks elapsing for a petition and election.

“We’re looking forward to getting these folks added into the national agreement and in addition to negotiating a local supplement,” said Mike Scott, President and Principal Officer of Local 769. “We’re excited to welcome them to our Teamster family and demonstrate the value of a union contract.”

Founded in 1964, Local 769 has a long and proud heritage of representing South Florida Teamsters in numerous industries.

Teamsters Call on FedEx Shareholders to Reject Outdated Executive Pay Structure

September 6, 2016

Letter to Investors Urges “No Vote” Due to Critical and Persistent Weaknesses in the Company’s Pay Practices

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) –Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters mailed a letter to FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) shareholders urging a vote against the board’s “Say on Pay” proposal at the September 26, 2016 annual shareholder meeting.

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