Val Holstrom

Val Holstrom

ALEC: Bad For UPS, Worse For You

ALEC: Bad for UPS, worse for youThe American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization bankrolled by corporate money – including UPS and FedEx – to write model legislation that attacks middle class working families.

ALEC is behind legislation designed to:

  • Misclassify employees as independent contractors so companies like FedEx can increase profit by paying workers less
  • Drive wages and benefits down
  • Restrict your rights for claiming workers compensation
  • Weaken safety standards on roads and highways
  • Automate package delivery using driverless vehicles
  • Support right-to-work for less laws that will weaken unions and make it more difficult to negotiate good contracts

ALEC is so controversial that more than 100 companies have cut ties with the group including Coke, Pepsi, Amazon, Google, McDonald's and Walmart.

It's time to ask UPS why it is still in bed with an organization that writes, distributes and lobbies for laws that are solely designed to hurt working families.


Teamsters Supports the Teachers Walkout on 5-27-15

Teamsters support teachers

Local 690 Teamsters were there to support area teachers in their May 27th day of action. See more photos.

Senate fast track push doesn't stop criticism of trade

The Teamsters have made it clear they are against fast track.TEAMSTER NATION | The Senate will begin debate later today on a fast track trade bill that will serve as a vehicle to ram the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress. And despite the smiles and reassurances coming from supporters, new problems with the trade deal keep on popping up.

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Local 690's Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom Appointed to Represent Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho as an Advisor to the Executive Board of Joint Council 28.

Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom was appointed by the Executive Board of Joint Council 28 to serve on the Advisory Board of Joint Council 28 on March 13, 2015. Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom accepted the position (along with the other Advisory Board Members) on March 13, 2015.

Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom thanked the Executive Board of Joint Council 28 for the appointment and said it will be an honor and a privilege to serve and represent the interests of the members of the Joint Council in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Local 690.

Teamsters Local 690 donates to Tom's Turkey Drive

At the Sysco Annual Shareholders Meeting

Local 690 Business Agent Larry Kroetch in HoustonLocal 690's Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom sent Business Agent Larry Kroetch to Houston to join with Teamster Members and Representatives from across the country in support of the IBT's National campaign raising awareness by attending the Sysco Annual Shareholders Meeting and voiced our concerns about the proposed merger. Teamsters attending the meeting held the floor for approximately 75% of the time, asking pointed questions to the Board and demanding our concerns about protecting our member be heard and addressed.

During the meeting Teamsters held a 2 hour rally outside the meeting for public support and awareness. In one of the photos you can see one of the challenges we faced, as the Houston Police Department was in force at the rally.

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