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    Island County Employees Join Teamsters

    Support employees at Island County Sherriff’s office and at the Island County Correctional Facility have had their voices heard! On July 26, 2022, the Teamsters Union Local 231 filed a Petition for Representation for both groups through the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).

    Teamsters Local 231 Membership Appreciation Picnic Was a Huge Success

    Teamsters Local 231 members and their families turned out for a great day of food, games, and comradery on July 30th. Over 400 people attended the picnic at Camp Lutherwood on Lake Samish. The warm weather made swimming, canoeing, and kayaking favorite activities for all ages, and the bounce-house with slide was a huge hit with the little ones the entire day.

    UPS Contract Kick Off

    Teamsters Local 231, along with UPS Teamsters across the nation, are out this week kicking off the campaign for a strong contract in 2023.

    Victory at Petrogas!

    An overwhelming majority of workers at Petrogas West LLC. in Ferndale, Washington voted on June 20th to join Teamsters Local 231. The workers, who are primarily operators and loaders, decided in April that they wanted to be represented.

    Teamsters at Bellingham Cold Storage Win Historic Arbitration Victory Forcing End to Subcontracting

    Teamsters Local 231 members working for Bellingham Cold Storage are celebrating a decision handed down by a neutral arbitrator last week that will force BCS to stop subcontracting out union work to third party North Bay Services (NSS/NBS). This historic victory comes less than year after a brutal two-week Unfair Labor Practice strike against Bellingham Cold Storage.

    First in-person meeting in nearly 2 years!

    On March 9, 2022, Teamsters Local 231 held our first-in-person General Membership and Initiates meetings in nearly 2 years. Guest speaker, Bob Trappe, DRIVE representative from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, spoke to the group about the need for DRIVE: The Teamsters political action committee that helps us safeguard against legislation that could hinder Teamster Jobs. Specifically, there was discussion over the large warehouses that Amazon is building in our area and how to make sure that those jobs are good family wage careers. The meeting was well attended and 13 new initiates were sworn in.

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    Updated: Aug. 10 (16:48)
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    Teamsters Local 231 - Since 1909

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    What We Do
    Teamsters Local 231 is committed 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 55 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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