Let's welcome Adam Hoyt, a new Teamsters Local 117 Business Representative for the parking industry! Adam brings a wealth of experience to his position at your Local Union. He became a Teamster in 2007 when he went to work at Alan Ritchey. While at Alan Ritchey, Adam was one of the key leaders who helped organize his co-workers and bring the Union to his workplace. He served on the Union organizing committee, made house calls, stood up to his employer, and testified multiple times before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Read more
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UberX drivers are fed up. Hundreds of drivers in Seattle turned in their phones and went on strike yesterday to protest Uber's wage gouging practices. At the center of the debate is a 20 percent fare cut that Uber is passing on to its drivers. KIRO 7 was at the meeting and reported on the strike: Read more
Uber and UberX have begun the process of forming an association which will work with Teamsters Local 117. The drivers met on May 18 at the Teamsters Union hall in Tukwila, where they voted to approve by-laws, and they elected a 7-member leadership council that will run the day-to-day operations of the organization. Read more