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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 […]
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 […]
March 2017 Newsletter Why ‘Right to Work’ is Wrong! Secretary-Treasurer’s Message 2016 Christmas Photos Big Buck Contest Winners
Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom and Business Representative Mark Brandt are attending the Annual IBT Construction Division Pipeline meeting this week. These important seminars and meetings focus on growing the construction industry, and attracting and training new members for the heavy highway infrastructure and clean-up work that the President has promised is coming with his Infrastructure plan. […]
Teamsters Local 690 has long been regarded as an example of Teamster solidarity, honor, strength and pride. Your Local has excelled in negotiating some of the best contracts in the country, while offering solid, strong representation to your members.
SYSCO-SPOKANE WAREHOUSE EMPLOYEES WIN ORGANIZING VOTE 19-8!! This is a huge victory for the Warehouse Employees, who overwhelmingly voted yes to join Teamsters Union Local 690! Business Representative Larry Kroetch, who also represents the Sysco Drivers, worked many long hours and on holidays educating the employees and answering questions to help them make an informed […]
The Teamsters Union has a long history of fighting to improve wages, pensions, benefits and working conditions for our members. The ‘Right to Work’ legislation being brought forward at the National and State Level are deceptive. In fact, the *Bureau of Labor Statistics concludes the quality of life is worse in states with ‘Right to Work’ […]
Teamsters Local 690 was successful in organizing the Engineers at Franz Bakery and by majority vote they voted to have Teamsters Local 690 represent them Dec 20th. They are a group of 12. The vote was supervised and the vote was confirmed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliatory Service (FMCS) at the employer’s place of […]
Download the latest newsletter! Stories in this issue include: IBT Internation Union Officer Election Results 2016 Delegates Convention Teamsters Take Action Day at Fairmont Bonner General Nurses Have an Action Day Special Years of Service Award Oki 40-Years of Safe Driving at UPS Secretary-Treasurer Message Membership Pins Recent Retirees Broken Wheel 2016 Big Buck Contest […]
The 2017 schedule for both the 8-Hr Haz-Mat Worker Refresher Training and the 40-HR Haz-Mat Worker Training classes have been set. 8-HR WORKER REFRESHER 2017 SCHEDULE Teamsters/AGC Training Center 2410 E. St. Helens St. Pasco, WA Teamsters Local 690 1912 N. Division Ste. 200 Spokane, WA Tukwila Teamsters Building 14675 Interurban Ave. S. Tukwila, WA […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
TEAMSTER NATION | In this week’s podcast: Raucous Quinquennial Celebration Draws More Than 5K; Union Call on Members to Stand Up and Be Counted; Freight, Warehouse, Tech, Port Workers Share Stories from the Front Lines; Local 24 Leader Raises Awareness on Prescription Drugs; Rage Guitarist Slays with Performance
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.