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    VET’s (Veterans Entering Trucking) 2015 Class Graduates at JBLM

    On July 17th, 2015, the WA/ID Teamsters/AGC Training Center completed the first VET’s Program at JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord) with the graduation of five new Construction Truck Driver Apprentices. 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Important Reminders From Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust

    The Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust is beginning its Annual Enrollment for the 2017 benefit year. Consistent with prior years, medical plan participants will be asked to do two things: Re-enroll in order for their medical claims to be paid. If they live in a Group Health Options service area, choose their medical plan. Download your […]

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    UPS Hiring for Peak Season

    UPS is hiring tractor-trailer drivers for Peak Season work. Contact Business Rep. Michael Valenzuela at (509) 455-9410 or (509) 710-3883 for more info.

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    2016 Big Buck Contest

    Send us your 2016 photos of legally harvested deer with the details by Friday, December 9, 2016. The winners to be announced at the Local 690 Christmas party on December 10th. Entries are limited to members in good standing and Retirees. Entries should be sent to: TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 690 1912 N. Division #200 […]

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    Connor Hickman Awarded James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

    Connor Hickman, son of Local 690 URM member Walter William Hickman II, was just named as a recipient of a 2016 James R. Hoffa $1,000 Bootstrap scholarship. Connor graduated on June 10th from MT Spokane High School with a GPA of 3.97 and will be attending MT. Tech in the fall. Congratulations, young man, on […]

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    June 2016 Local 690 Newsletter

    Stories in this issue include: Delegates Nominations Results Recently Ratified Contracts Charity Clay Shoot Competition Public Sector Update Estenson Logistics Arbitration Victory Annual Workers Memorial Ceremony Secretary-Treasurer Message Membership Pins Recent Retirees Pension Appointments Broken Wheel

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    Executive Board Re-elected by Acclamation

    At the November General Membership and Officer’s Nomination Meeting, Val Holstrom and the Teamsters Local 690 Executive Board were re-elected by acclamation of the membership. Pictured from left to right: Taj Wilkerson, Trustee (Liberty Lake Police Dept.); Ricardo Lopez, Recording Secretary (Instructor AGC Apprenticeship Training Center); Matt Sturgell, Trustee (UPS Freight); Val Holstrom, Secretary-Treasurer; Matt […]

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    Union-Made Grocery List

    Do you like supporting companies that produce products that are Union Made in the United States? That is a silly question of course you do! Since 2002 Ethix Merch has been committed to helping people like you make ethical purchasing decisions. In order to continue on our mission we created this handy little guide to […]

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    Protect Pensions – Say ‘No!’ to Pension Cuts

    Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security! The Teamsters are calling on the House Education & Workforce Committee to go back to the drawing board rather than move forward […]