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Teamsters Local 117 announces tentative deal with Darigold

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teamsters117-logoThe following is from Teamsters Local 117:

TUKWILA (July 14, 2016) — Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a fully-recommended tentative agreement with Darigold over a contract involving 220 dairy workers and lab technicians employed at the company’s processing plants in Seattle and Issaquah. The union and the company reached the agreement late Tuesday night at the Teamsters Union Hall in Tukwila.

A contract ratification vote will be held in the next few weeks.

scearcy-john-ibt-117“Our members at Darigold work incredibly hard to ensure that the dairy products consumed by the public continue to be of the highest quality and that they are healthy and safe,” said John Scearcy, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117. “We will be bringing our members together soon to discuss this contract proposal and to bring the offer to a vote.”

The contract between Darigold and Teamsters Local 117 expired on May 31, 2016. Teamsters, other union members, and community groups and volunteers expressed their support of the workers during contract negotiations.

Teamsters Local 117 represents 16,000 men and women at 200 employers across Washington state. Members of Local 117 cover almost every profession imaginable. Local 117 members are warehouse workers, truck drivers, law enforcement officers, waste water treatment professionals, office clerical workers, correctional officers, public sector professionals, and many more. Learn more.


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