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Local 174: Sand And Gravel Teamsters Vote In Favor Of Strike Action


Members of Teamsters Local 174 in Seattle took a vote yesterday to authorize a strike action against several sand and gravel companies due to contract negotiations.

“These Employers are making more money than they know what to do with, and they’re making it on the backs of our members,” said Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks. “Our members work without breaks, on equipment that barely functions, and without the benefit of seniority for even the most basic working conditions. These employers don’t have any respect for the work the Teamsters do. Well, now we’ve sent them a message that we aren’t going to stand for it.”

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