We've put up a brand-new Buy Union page on the website. The first feature is a list of union-made groceries. Please make an effort to buy Union whenever possible! Union-made products are the best, and you strengthen your union and protect your own interests by purchasing them.
Talking Sysco with IBT President Hoffa
Teamsters Local 690's Business Agent Larry Kroetch met with James P. Hoffa (General President of International Brotherhood of Teamsters) and others to discuss the proposed Sysco/US Food merger.
2014 Christmas Party Photos
The photos from the 2014 Christmas Party are up! There are a LOT, so we broke it down into seven different photo galleries.
Tom Sherry and KREM 2 Say 'Thanks!' to Local 690
"Dear Teamsters Local 690,
"On behalf of everyone at KREM 2 we thank you for supporting Tom's Turkey Drive this year. Your generosity helped 11,000 families receive a complete Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. The majority of these meals were distributed on Turkey Tuesday at the Spokane Arena before Thanksgiving. Local food banks helped distribute the remaining meals to families living just outside of Spokane. "
-- Read the rest of the letter
2015-2016 Academic Year James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Applications Due March 31, 2015
The application deadline for the 2015/2016 college scholarship is March 31, 2015.
Applications and instructions for the 2015-2016 Academic Year James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship are now available by download here. You may also visit the Teamsters JRH Scholarship page to read more about the Scholarship Fund.
Teamsters Local 690 donates to Tom's Turkey Drive
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.
Spokane: 6 PM
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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, Friday, February 27, 2015 in order for them to be posted.
2015-16 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Deadline 3/15/15
Info for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Learn how CSA affects drivers and what you can do to comply with CSA here.