Photos from General Membership Meeting — February 11, 2018

February 14, 2018

This Sunday was arguably the best General Membership Meeting we’ve had in a while, as we celebrated multiple life-changing victories by Local 174 and its proud members, especially at APP, First Student, and HERC.

The meeting began with the swearing-in of one of the largest groups of new Initiates we have ever had — with strong showings from both APP and First Student. Congratulations newly-initiated Teamsters!

The Secretary-Treasurer’s report highlighted victory after victory. The Bargaining Committee from the APP negotiations was called to the front to be recognized for APP’s great first contract, which was ratified on January 27. The contract came after a long battle that very nearly led to a strike. Instead, the 90 fuel truck drivers are now covered by a Teamster contract that includes wage increases, better healthcare at a lower cost, and Teamster pension, among other improvements.

Local 174 Director of Negotiations Patty Warren recognizes the APP Bargaining Committee for their hard work winning a first contract for their group of fuel delivery drivers

APP Bargaining Committee member Tony Inglett tells the story of the battle for a first contract

Local 174 Senior Business Agent and IBT Western Region Tankhaul Director David Jacobsen presents the APP Bargaining Committee with Teamsters license plate holders to celebrate their first contract

APP driver Tony Inglett holds up a framed Teamster magazine article featuring his picture, signed by IBT General President James P. Hoffa, IBT General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, and Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks.

First Student was also recognized for their courage and sacrifice on the picket lines, after their 9-day strike led to an incredible contract giving them healthcare and pension — which they have never had before, and no other First Student locations in the country offer.

First Student Bargaining Committee member Joyce Hiatt speaks about the victory by First Student drivers who held picket lines for 9 days

A First Student driver thanks the rest of Local 174 for their support during the school bus strike.

First Student drivers at the General Membership Meeting

HERC Teamsters were also recognized for ratifying a strong new agreement on January 13.

There were also updates on UPS and negotiations.

Congratulations Teamsters Local 174 for another incredible month of victories! See you all at next month’s meeting, which will be held Thursday March 8 at 7:00PM.