Warehouse and Grocery

Warehouse Division

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Local 174 represents Warehouse and Grocery workers at:

Acme Farms, Alaskan Copper and Brass, American Steel, Baker Commodities, Bloch Steel, Bunzl, Food Services of America, Herche Transfer, Lincoln Moving & Storage, MacMillan Piper, Macy’s Logistics, Mondelez, Pacific Metal Company, Penske (Haggen), Ruan Transportation, Safeway, Sears Roebuck MDO, Sears Roebuck-RDC Pool Stock (Sears Logistics), Seattle Iron & Metals Corp, United Warehouse, Univar USA, and Veritiv.
  • IBT Warehouse Division:
    The Teamsters Warehouse Division represents members in warehousing, distribution, food processing and related industries. Workers in these industries include drivers, lift truck operators, equipment operators, food processing workers and clerical employees.

    Here at Local 174, we represent more than 630 members in 22 different locations. These members do all manner of different jobs, be it delivering groceries, storing scrap metal, rendering animal products, and everything in between.

    IBT Division Director: Steven Vairma

  • Business Agents:

    Tim AllenTim Allen
    Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1316
    Email:  tallen@teamsters174.org
    Alaskan Copper & Brass, American Steel, Bloch Steel, Bunzl, Macy’s Logistics, Pacific Metal, Seattle Iron & Metals, Univar, Veritiv

    Carl Gasca

    Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1323
    Email:  cgasca@teamsters174.org
    Safeway, Acme Farms

    Abe TaylorAbe Taylor
    Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1325
    Email:  ataylor@teamsters174.org
    Baker Commodities, Herche Transfer, MacMillan-Piper, United Warehouse

    Pete Lamb
    Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1344
    Email:  plamb@teamsters174.org
    Food Services of America, Mondelez, Ruan Transport, Sears Roebuck

  • Useful Links:

    Grievance form link

    **Please note that Grievances MUST be submitted in person or by fax. They will not be accepted via email.**



Warehouse and Grocery Teamsters in the News:

Major Victory for Local 174 as Safeway Teamsters Ratify New Four-Year Agreement

July 16, 2017

Teamsters Local 174 members at Safeway voted today to ratify a new four-year contract with their Employer. The agreement covers both the drivers who deliver Safeway products to Safeway stores throughout the state, and workers in the Recycle Center.

The new contract is an incredible victory for our members. They will be receiving industry-leading wage increases, along with full maintenance of benefits on their healthcare, and pension increases that put them in the top ten percent of Local 174 contracts. (more…)

Mondelez Teamsters Vote Unanimously to Authorize Strike Action

June 5, 2017

On June 3, 2017, Mondelez Teamsters from Local 174 and Local 117 all stood together in solidarity and voted unanimously to authorize a strike action if necessary. The group of workers includes Local 117 members working in a warehouse, and Local 174 members who deliver Mondelez products to stores. These workers have been in contract negotiations for several months with a Company that seems intent on giving them as little as possible — despite making billions of dollars in annual profit and having a stock price that has gone up more than 37% over the past three years.

“They came to us at the bargaining table crying poor. But there’s just one problem: their financial information is public and they are anything but poor,” said Mondelez employee and Bargaining Committee member Mick Fleming. “Their CEO made well over $15 million last year. Now they want to take that money out of MY pocket? No way.”

In 2016, Mondelez reported $25.9 billion in revenues and $2.57 billion in operating profit. Meanwhile, the Company is not even willing to provide its employees with sick leave.


Mondelez Strike Authorization Vote

Date: June 3, 2017. Click above for information.


Photos from Safeway Demands Meeting — May 21, 2017

June 1, 2017

I apologize for the delay in getting these pictures up, but as you can imagine, when dealing with photos of such a good-looking group, I wanted to make sure I gave my full attention to every single picture.

On May 21, 2017, we had the Safeway Demands Meeting here at the Union hall. At this important meeting, members of the Safeway bargaining unit discussed their priorities and demands for the upcoming contract negotiation between Teamsters Local 174 and Safeway.

The world’s most cheerful sign-in attendants


Teamsters Protest Vistar Foodservice at ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Premiere

June 1, 2017

Workers Ask Vistar to End Discrimination

(HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) – Teamster members who work at Vistar Foodservice’s distribution facility in City of Industry, Calif. protested outside the world premiere of the film “Wonder Woman” last week.

The 85 drivers and warehouse workers at Vistar, a division of Performance Food Group, are represented by Teamsters Local 630. The workers are currently in negotiations for their very first contract at Vistar.

Outside the premiere, the workers held signs and distributed leaflets that said “Stop The Discrimination.” One major issue is that Vistar places women in the lowest-paying warehouse jobs, where they earn less than $13 per hour and some earn minimum wage. (more…)

UNFI Warehouse Workers in California Join Teamsters Local 166

May 19, 2017

After a five-year battle to form a union, 280 warehouse workers at the largest organic and natural food supplier in the United States, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), have voted to join Teamsters Local 166 in Bloomington, California.

“Company efforts to avoid union representation were overcome by workers determined to have a voice in their work life and fair treatment on the job,” said Mike Bergen, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 166. “The workers at UNFI in Moreno Valley have finally received the justice and victory they deserve. We will work hard with these newest Teamsters to win a strong contract that addresses their problems.” (more…)

Safeway Demands Meeting

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


Teamsters Ratify Agreement at US Foods

March 20, 2017

Contract Raises the Bar for Food Service Agreements in the Nation

(BLAINE, Minn.) – Teamsters Local 120 members at US Foods in Plymouth, Minn., ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement on Sunday that raises the bar for food service agreements across the nation. The new agreement includes significant annual raises, maintenance of benefits and up to $10 per week each year into a health reimbursement account for more than 300 drivers and inside facility workers.

The battle with US Foods began when the company attempted to merge with Sysco over two years ago. That merger was opposed by the Teamsters and subsequently blocked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Teamsters Warehouse Division. Since the FTC ruling, US Foods unsuccessfully attempted to ram concessions into many Teamster contracts. (more…)

US Foods Teamsters Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify 4-Year Contract

March 13, 2017


Teamsters who work at US Foods voted overwhelmingly yesterday afternoon to ratify a new 4-year contract.

The agreement covers 128 drivers and warehouse workers who operate out of the US Foods facility in Fife as well as members of three other Local Unions. (more…)

Teamsters Rally at XPO Headquarters Against CEO Pay Bonanza

December 20, 2016

CEO Bradley Jacobs, Board Didn’t Show Up To Answer Questions

(GREENWICH, Conn.) – Today, Teamsters Union members rallied outside XPO’s headquarters to denounce a compensation plan that could provide a windfall stock award for CEO Bradley Jacobs worth $110 million at current stock price levels. Jacobs and the Board didn’t show up to field workers’ and shareholders’ questions and concerns over the incentive pay plan.

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