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    SSC Garbage Drivers Overwhelmingly Ratify Extraordinary New 5-Year Agreement

    SSC Garbage Drivers Overwhelmingly Ratify Extraordinary New 5-Year Agreement 34 Teamsters Local 231 members employed at Sanitary Service Garbage Division met on April 30th at the Union Hall to review and vote on a new 5-year collective bargaining agreement.

    Waste Management Ratification Vote

    March 23, 2019, Teamsters Local 231 Drivers and Mechanics employed at Waste Management of Skagit County voted Unanimously to ratify historic agreement! Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing partnered with Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate a multi-local common clauses agreement.

    Fun with the Fuzz 5K 2019

    The Fun with the Fuzz 5K event was a huge success this year. Thirty two people signed up on the Local 231 Teamsters Care Team. We had 2 team members that beat Secretary-Treasurer, Rich Ewings's son across the finish line. They were Charley Cramer from Whatcom County M & O with a finish time of 19:23 and Jeff Henry from UPS Bellingham with a finish time of 19:37.

    Happy Retirement!

    Congratulations to Casey Douma a 40 year BCS Employee and a 50 year Teamster local 231 member, who recently retired! Casey started working at Kale Canning Company in Everson in 1968. He worked there until the plant closed in 1977. In 1978 Casey started working at Bellingham Cold Storage and he continued his employment there until he retired at the end of 2018.

    Swearing in of new Local 231 Officers

    Congratulations to Daron Smith and Russell Hayes who were sworn in by Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing on September 12, 2018.


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    What We Do
    Teamsters Local 231 is commited to improving the lives of our 2200+ members through the Solidarity of the membership.

    Who We Are
       Chartered as a General Local on January 8, 1909, Teamsters Local 231 currently has 64 collective bargaining agreements with 50 different employers in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island Counties.

    Who We Represent
     Our members work in a variety of industries including package handling (UPS), warehouse, freight, solid waste and recycling, local government, bakery, laundry, construction, food processing, dairy, public school transportation, law enforcement and more.
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