Hero Among Us: Teamster at Peninsula Truck Lines Performs CPR to Save a Stranger’s Life

Hero Among Us: Teamster at Peninsula Truck Lines Performs CPR to Save a Stranger’s Life

May 23, 2017 For Chris Tyrolt, a five-year Teamster driver at Peninsula Truck Lines, the day was progressing just like any other on the route he had been driving every day for a year and a half. After making a delivery to a customer in Lakewood, Tyrolt parked his truck and began to eat his […]

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Photos from the Touch a Truck Event — May 20, 2017

Photos from the Touch a Truck Event — May 20, 2017

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for spending a few hours outside hanging out with Teamsters at the Touch a Truck event this past Saturday! The Teamster truck looked stunning against the bright blue sky … … as did the trucks driven by Teamsters Dean McMahon from Safeway and Edward Venning from Stoneway Concrete: The event […]

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Fighting the Beverage Tax: Martin Luther King County Labor Council Passes Resolution Against Beverage Tax

Fighting the Beverage Tax: Martin Luther King County Labor Council Passes Resolution Against Beverage Tax

  For Immediate Release May 22, 2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION AGAINST BEVERAGE TAX Resolution is an important step in fight against Seattle’s proposed beverage tax On Wednesday May 17, 2017, Teamsters Local 174 presented a Resolution before the Martin Luther King County Labor Council urging them to “Beware of the […]

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Fighting the Beverage Tax: Silenced Speeches for the Seattle City Council

Fighting the Beverage Tax: Silenced Speeches for the Seattle City Council

May 19, 2017 On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Seattle City Council met to take public comment on their proposed Beverage Tax. This tax, if implemented, would devastate jobs in the beverage industry in Seattle, just as it did to workers in the beverage industry in Philadelphia when a similar tax was implemented in January […]

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Photos from the General Membership Meeting — Thursday, May 11, 2017

Photos from the General Membership Meeting — Thursday, May 11, 2017

We had our last General Membership Meeting before the summer hiatus on Thursday night. It was great to see a full auditorium! Lots of great staff updates, plus a neat gift for some of our members: at the Inauguration of International Union Officers at this year’s Unity Conference, the programs contained the photos and bios […]

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Sand & Gravel Demands Meeting

Date: May 21, 2017. Click above for information.

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Safeway Demands Meeting

Date: May 21, 2017. Click above for information.

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Fighting the Beverage Tax: Seattle City Council Meeting — May 3, 2017

Fighting the Beverage Tax: Seattle City Council Meeting — May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017 Today, the Seattle City Council held their first meeting that involved public comment on the proposed Beverage Tax. The Teamsters strongly oppose this tax because it is a demonstrated killer of good jobs — a similar-but-lower tax destroyed hundreds of Teamster jobs in Philadelphia, and we do not want to see the […]

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