Victory at Petrogas!
Updated On: Jun 22, 2022

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. Kelsey Copps, Organizer for Teamsters Local 231, quickly mobilized the group and sought to have the Company recognize the bargaining unit, due to the overwhelming majority of employees that signed cards for Union recognition. The Company pushed back and forced their employees to go through the election process with the National Labor Relations Board. Over the next several weeks, despite an anti-union campaign by the employer, the Unit stayed strong and eventually their voices were heard.

These workers are extremely excited to join the Teamsters after seeing the many successes our Union has been able to accomplish over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teamsters Local 231 has been successful in protecting our members’ health and safety on the job while also negotiating record-setting pay and benefit packages for Teamsters in a wide variety of industries. These victories made it an easy choice for the Petrogas workers to vote “yes” to join the Teamsters Union.  The hard work of bargaining their first Collective Bargaining Agreement now begins. Congratulations to the employees of Petrogas for standing strong and fighting to have a voice at their workplace!


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