Local 174 Visit to OPEIU Local 8 Strike at Welfare & Pension Inc.

August 30, 2017

OPEIU Local 8 has a group of members who have been out on strike for a week at Welfare & Pension Inc. on Mercer Island. The strike was called after the group’s employer made a last, best and final offer to them that attacked the fundamental principles of worker rights and would have devastated their standard of living and morale.

The Teamsters Local 174 truck and several staff members stopped by today to greet the group and show our support and solidarity. If you have time to stop by Mercer Island and honk in support of their picket line, please do so! The picket is at 7525 SE 24th St., Mercer Island WA.

To the OPEIU Local 8 members out there on the line, stay strong, and know that Teamsters Local 174 supports you! We know that you will win this!!

The Local 174 truck rolls up to the picket lines

 

Local 174 truck rolls up to the picket line

 

OPEIU picketers chanting slogans and holding signs in front of their office

 

The group of OPEIU strikers and Local 174 staff standing shoulder to shoulder on the picket line

 

OPEIU picketers hold the line

 

OPEIU picketers hold the line

 

OPEIU picketers with Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks

OPEIU picketers hold the line

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OPEIU picketers hold the line

 

OPEIU picketers hold the line

 

OPEIU picketers cheer as the Teamsters Local 174 truck pulls up to their picket line

 

Teamsters Local 174 truck at the OPEIU Local 8 picket line

 

Teamsters Local 174 truck driver and Senior Business Agent Carl Gasca behind the wheel

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