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Steward/Member Seminar October 3rd

2015 Stewards/Members SeminarSign up NOW to ensure your seat at the October 3, 2015 Steward/Member Seminar. Space is limited, so contact your Business Representative at 455-9410 right away.

Pre-registration (with Continental Breakfast) begins at 8:30 AM and the training session runs from 9 AM to 12 PM. Lunch will be served immediately afterwards.

Representatives from the IBT will be present to continue with the Teamsters History, and other topics of interest will also be on the agenda.

ALL Stewards and interested Teamster Members are invited.

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September Membership Appreciation Meeting

Don't forget -- the September Membership Appreciation Meeting is Thursday the 17th! Food (catered by De Leon's) will be served at 5:00 PM, with the meeting to follow.  See you there!

VET's (Veterans Entering Trucking) Class Graduates at JBLM

VETs Graduates at JBLM

With the support and cooperation of Colonel H. Charles "Chuck" Hodges, Commander, JBLM and his staff, Amy Moorash, Chief, Advising Branch, David L. Stone Education Center, five active and/or recently separated servicemen have completed the first round of their training to become Teamster construction truck drivers in Washington State.

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Congratulations to the Newest Pin Recipients!


Time Running Out to Register for the Fifth Annual Poker Run

2015 Poker RunThe Fifth Annual "Long" Live to Ride & Drive Poker Run will be Saturday Sept. 12th. Sponsored by the Friends of Marv Long, Teamsters Local 690, and Cancer Care Northwest, this event raises money for Cancer Care Northwest.

If you register before the day of the run, you'll save $5 off the $30 registration fee. So register NOW and save some money.  (You get a T-shirt with both registration options.

June 2015 Newsletter

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Download a complete print version of the latest issue of our newsletter by clicking here, or on the image at right.  Read older newsletters in our Archives.

Stories in this issue:

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.

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Oct. 15th, 6 PM
690 Teamster Hall

Oct. 27th, 6:30 PM
839 Meeting Hall


Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

2015 Stewards/Members Seminar

Registration: 8:30 AM
Training: 9 AM to 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM

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

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 Sept. 30, 2015 in order for them to be posted.

Labor Day Rally Oct. 14th

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.