Val Holstrom

Teamsters Call to Action!

Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would pose a grave risk to good-paying jobs and economic equality in the United States and beyond.  Please participate in this week's National Call-in Day against Fast Track by calling your Representative and Senators now at (888) 979-9806. 

Some may believe the TPP will grow our economy, but we've tried this approach before, and it hasn't worked.  Big corporations will take advantage of the deal to send more jobs overseas where they can take advantage of low wages and weak environmental rules.  We need a new approach, not a Fast Track for the old one. 

Please call your U.S. Representative and Senators toll-free right now at (888) 979-9806 and urge them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

AGC Contract Vote Meetings

AGC Meeting scheduleMeetings will be held in Lewiston, Spokane and pasco to vote $0.47 to Wages an/or Pension.

Your dues must be current to be eligible to vote! Ballots will be counted at the end of the last meeting.

  • SPOKANE: 4 PM, January 26, 2015 (Monday)
    1912 N. Division ST., Spokane
  • PASCO: 6:30 PM, January 27, 2015 (Tuesday)
    1103 W. Sylvester, Pasco
  • LEWISTON: 10 AM, January 29, 2015 (Thursday)
    1618 Idaho ST., Lewiston

Tom Sherry and KREM 2 Say 'Thanks!' to Local 690

KREM 2 letter

"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. "
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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.

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

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.

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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Spokane: 6 PM
February 19th
690 Teamster Hall

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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

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