Tina Morrison, Secretary-Treasurer of the Spokane Regional Labor Council, responds to ill-informed cartoon editorials regarding Unions and Right-to-Work legislation. She also sheds light on the case sitting before the Supreme Court currently, Janus vs. AFSCME, which contrary to what the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation claims, is not about worker freedom or free speech. Its sole purpose is to undermine the collective voices of workers through litigation.
Please click on the link to read Tina’s full article and how this decision, if upheld, will harm workers and serve to undermine a Unions’ ability to collectively bargain fair contracts and wages for their members.
As 2017 came to a close, Teamsters Local 690 said good-bye to long-time Business Agent Michael Valenzuela and Business Agent Ron Vevoda. Both Ron and Mike have retired and are excited about the opportunity of more travel and playing golf! We will miss them both a great deal.
With these retirements though, we are excited about hiring two new Teamster Business Agents! Taj Wilkerson was a Shop Steward and member at Liberty Lake PD and also an Executive Board member, and Fred Makus, Shop Steward and member at Darigold. Both Taj and Fred bring valuable negotiating committee experience as well as the duties of Shop Stewards with filing grievances and fighting for the rank-and-file members!
Business Agent Mark Brandt is now the Primary Business Agent for UPS and UPS Freight. Please contact him or the office for any UPS related issues or questions.
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