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(TUKWILA, Wash.) – More than 1,700 card room workers employed by Maverick Gaming have chosen Teamsters Local 117. The Seattle-based local union was authorized as the workers’ exclusive bargaining representative through a card check process conducted by an independent arbitrator today.
(ROCK ISLAND, Ill.) – Employees at Green Thumb Industries in Rock Island, Ill. filed for an election on Friday, Nov. 22 with the National Labor Relations Board.
Workers have been at odds with management at GTI, stating a loss in benefits and pay, among other ongoing issues. Workers, seeking representation by Teamsters Local 371, state that in a burgeoning industry they want to make sure they’re protected and have a voice on the job, which is pivotal as the recreational market expands in Illinois.
There were hugs, cheers and smiles all around the night that the votes were counted, and registered nurses with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, found out they were officially Teamsters.
On Friday, March 8, a group of 34 drivers in Idaho and Oregon working at Food Services of America, Inc., which US Foods is in the process of purchasing, voted to become members of Teamsters Local 483 in Boise, Idaho and Local 670 in Salem, Oregon.