Val Holstrom
Secretary-Treasurer

FTC Considers Challenge to Food Merger

Source: Teamster.org (Originally published in the Wall Street Journal,September 22, 2014)


WSJ Photo via teamster.orgThe Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit to block the planned merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc., concerned that combining the nation's two biggest food suppliers to restaurants, schools and other institutions could threaten competition, according to people familiar with the matter.
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HazMat Material Instructor Training

The IBT is offering an 8-Hour Mazardous Materials Transportation Worker Cource combined with a 40-Hour Instructor Training course this October.

Trainers will be trained to teach DOT HazMat Regulations and given the opportunity to practice their presentations in front of a group.

The classes will be held at Hammer Facility (2890 Horn Rapids RD) on Friday, October 24th and Monday-Friday, October 27-31st.


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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JRH Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest Deadline is September 30th!

Cash for Class! The 2014 Hoffa Scholarship.Please take notice that September 30, 2014 is the deadline for entries for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's Essay Contest.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year's Essay Contest topic:

"The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage. Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?"

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Building Trades DOE 851 Training Set

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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 Revisions Effective 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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Info for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program designed to provide motor carriers and drivers with attention from FMCSA and State Partners about their potential safety problems with an ultimate goal of achieving a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

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

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Next Meeting

October 16, 2014
in Spokane.

7:30 PM Membership Meeting at Local 690 Meeting 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.


BTU-sponsored Casino Night in Tukwila
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The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship


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