September 12, 2017
It was great to see everyone back at the Union Hall for our first General Membership Meeting after the summer recess! It has been a VERY busy summer, complete with major organizing victories, contract victories, and a strike that ended in a total win for our members in the Sand and Gravel industry. Thanks for supporting your Local Union! Attending membership meetings and getting some face-to-face time with your Local Union leadership and staff is one of the most important ways to get engaged in everything that we are doing.
Here’s the rundown of the meeting:
There was a large group of new Initiates at the meeting who all took the Oath of Obligation. Welcome to the Teamsters!
There was a wide range of Teamsters from other companies and industries watching their new Brothers and Sisters being sworn in. And of course, since it was Seahawks Sunday, there were plenty of jerseys in the crowd!
The Secretary-Treasurer’s report was jam-packed with victories! The audience received reports from several members of the Local 174 staff, and recognized several of our members for their hard work and accomplishments throughout the summer. These included:
And of course, the meeting would not be complete without recognizing the Sand and Gravel Bargaining Committee, whose tenacity and commitment were key to winning a great contract after a seven-day strike at CalPortland. Great job and rock solid victory!
See you all in October!