Val Holstrom

Deadlines for Medical Plans Approaching

Attention all WA Teamsters Welfare and OR Teamsters Welfare Trust participants: it is time for ANNUAL ENROLLMENT for those medical plans! Packets have been mailed to the affected members. Deadline for WA Teamsters is December 19th, Oregon Teamsters is December 26th.

Teamsters Local 690 donates to Tom's Turkey Drive

Annual Christmas Party December 13th

Download this flyerPlease join us on Saturday, December 13th, for our Annual Membership Appreciation Christmas Party and General Membership Meeting!

The event will be at the Girl Scouts of America, 1404 N. Ash in Spokane. We'll start at 11 AM and lunch will be served.

All members, retirees, and their families & friends are welcome. Music will be provided by the Musicians Local Union No. 105, at least $1,500 in gifts and prizes will be given away, and a photographer will be taking family portraits.

So put it on your calendar and we will see you there!

At the Sysco Annual Shareholders Meeting


Local 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.

2014 Spokane Labor Rally

The Spokane Regional Labor Council throws a good ole fashioned rally for candidates in their area. See which candidates will put people over the corporate agenda in the state of Washington.

JC 28 Teamster Women's Caucus Reports on Chicago Conference

TWC photoSeptember 4, 2014 marked the beginning of the 12th Annual Teamster Women's Conference. This year it was held in Chicago and there were almost 1,200 Teamsters in attendance. Again, a record-breaking year.

Music played a large role in all of the daily ceremonies, with Gospel singers and a Bagpipe & Drum Corps
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Your Brothers and Sisters at American Medical Response Need Your Help Now!

Call to ActionYour Brothers and Sisters at American Medical Response are in immediate need of your help as their jobs are potentially in jeopardy. AMR has provided Ambulance service to the Spokane area for the last 50 years and periodically the City puts out a Request For Bid to keep the costs competitive while providing the highest level of service.
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Why DRIVE is important

The War on Workers and How YOU Can Stop Politicians From Pulling a Fast One on American Workers

Everything we fight for at the bargaining table can be taken away with the stroke of an elected official's pen. That's why DRIVE is so important. It helps us to fight back against the anti-worker politicians who are waging a war on workers by attacking collective bargain rights at every level.

Job-destroying Trade deals and the Right-to-Work-for-Less are just two of the fronts in that war.  -- Read more.

CDL Skills Test Revised 9/1/14

Effective September 1, 2014 changes to Washington's CDL Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Controls and Road Tests were implemented.

To see a summary of the primary changes to each of the Skills Test Sections and download the appropriate pdf documents, please click here.

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Local 690 is now accepting VISA, Mastercard & Discover cards!


November 20, 2014
SPECIAL TIME: 6:00 PM at Local 690 Teamster Hall.

Construction Out-of-Work Slips and Payments

Construction Out-of-Work slips and payments are due by the last business day of the month.

All Hire Hall payments need to be in no later than 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in order for them to be posted.

Christmas Party Dec. 13th!

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UPS is hiring for peak.

Lanier Brugh is hiring for Peak Season

Bunch of photos up in the new Gallery!

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

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Info for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

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Learn how CSA affects drivers and what you can do to comply with CSA here.