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May 19, 2020, 13:38 ET Teamsters Mourn the COVID-19 Related Death of Officer at Monroe Correctional Complex

Michelle Woodrow, President and Executive Director of Teamsters 117, issued the following statement regarding the COVID-19 related death of Officer...


Jan 29, 2020, 10:31 ET Teamsters Support Swedish Medical Center Workers On Strike

Teamsters Local 117 stands in solidarity with nearly 8,000 Swedish Medical Center workers who began a three-day unfair labor practices strike Tuesday ...


Dec 20, 2019, 17:50 ET Maverick Gaming Industry Workers Choose Teamsters Local 117

More than 1,700 card room workers employed by Maverick Gaming have chosen Teamsters Local 117. The Seattle-based local union was authorized as the...


Dec 15, 2016, 05:36 ET Teamsters 117 Joins International Effort To Ensure Fair Working Conditions In The Gig Economy

A network of European and North American unions, labor confederations, and worker organizations issued a call yesterday for transnational cooperation ...


Aug 18, 2016, 12:03 ET Teamsters Hand Bill Outside Starbucks Corporate Headquarters

Teamsters from Local 117 in Tukwila, Wash. conducted a hand billing action at Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday, demanding...


Jun 11, 2015, 04:30 ET Teamster Corrections Employees Picket, Protest Threat Of Government Shutdown

Teamster corrections employees picketed at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe and the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla on Thursday ...


Apr 30, 2015, 11:48 ET TNC Drivers Aim To Expand App-Based Drivers' Association

Town cars and app-based drivers from Uber, UberX, Uber Black, Uber XL, Lyft and Sidecar will gather at the Teamsters building in Tukwila this Sunday, ...


Mar 26, 2015, 01:31 ET Teamsters At Northwest Steel And Pipe Vote Unanimously To Strike

Teamster warehouse workers, operators, and drivers at Northwest Steel and Pipe voted unanimously to strike last night. The strike vote took place...


Mar 11, 2015, 05:13 ET Uber Drivers Take Their Concerns To Olympia

Dozens of Uber drivers and drivers from other transportation network companies (TNCs) traveled to Olympia today to express their concerns about...


Sep 11, 2014, 05:12 ET Teamster Warehouse Workers, Allies To Leaflet Fred Meyer Customers In 4 States

Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers will meet in Tacoma on Saturday to take part in a multi-state consumer action aimed at educating Fred Meyer...


Sep 20, 2013, 11:56 ET Warehouse workers at IKEA Vote to Join Teamsters

Warehouse workers, employed at the IKEA distribution center in Frederickson, Wash., have voted to join Teamsters Local 117. The 64 workers at the...


Sep 20, 2013, 10:07 ET Workers at Darigold Leaflet Shoppers at Ten Walmart and Sam's Club locations

Teamster production workers and lab technicians, employed by Darigold, distributed leaflets at ten Walmart and Sam's Club locations throughout the...


Sep 18, 2013, 12:00 ET Darigold Walks Out Of Federal Mediation

Darigold walked out of federal mediation late Monday night setting the stage for a potential lockout or strike at the company's production facilities ...


Aug 27, 2013, 04:04 ET Rental Car Workers At Seattle Airport Join Teamsters Local 117

On Aug. 26 workers at GCA Services Group joined Teamsters Local 117 in Tukwila, Wash. The employees who voted 91-44 in favor of Teamster...


Sep 10, 2012, 12:40 ET Drivers, Warehouse Workers At UNFI Vote Overwhelmingly To Strike

Drivers and warehouse workers, employed at the United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) distribution center in Auburn, sent a clear message to their employer ...


Jul 13, 2012, 05:19 ET Davis Wire Workers To Gather At Courthouse To Join Sweatshop Lawsuit; Strike Rally To Follow

On Tuesday, July 17 at 11 A.M. striking workers at Davis Wire will converge on the King County Courthouse in Seattle, where they will officially join ...