Teamsters Joint Council 28 Says Goodbye to Chuck Eggert
Chuck Eggert was a Teamster icon. He began his Teamster career shortly after his high school graduation, working in construction as a truck driver. He then became a Teamster Shop Steward while working at Intalco, and in 1988 he became a Teamster Business Rep at Local 231 in Bellingham.
In 2002, Chuck proudly followed in his father’s footsteps, being elected Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 231. He held that position until he retired in 2011. He also served on the Teamsters Joint Council 28 Executive Board as Vice President.
Chuck wasn’t just a Teamster, though. He was also a father, to his daughter Tawna, and a grandfather to his grandson Quincy and twin granddaughters Johnny and Charly. They were the light of his life.
Joint Council 28 Endorses Jim Ferrell for Mayor of the City of Federal Way
Jim Ferrell, Mayor of the City of Federal Way, WA, is running for his second term as Mayor and is endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 28.
Ferrell has been a consistent supporter of the working class employees of the City of Federal Way. One of his first official actions as Mayor was to request that the City Council give a 2% raise to the City employees – a group that had worked tirelessly without a raise for over four years.
M. L. King County Labor Council, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Jointly Oppose Proposed Sweetened Beverage Tax
SEATTLE, Washington (May 30) – Leaders of the Martin Luther King County Labor Council and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce today issued a joint statement urging the Seattle City Council to shelve plans to impose a tax on sweetened beverages that will wreak economic harm on small businesses and working families alike. The joint statement follows steps that both organizations took separately earlier this month to formally oppose the tax.
General Teamster Retirees Golf Tourney August 12th
The 2017 GTRC Golf Tournament will be August 12th and will again raise Scholarship funds for Teamster children/grandchildren. (Find out more about how to apply for this year’s scholarship.)
The Tournament will be held on August 12th at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila, WA. This is a UNION course! Play will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a modified shotgun start. You must send in your registration by Aug 4, 2017. (Download the form here.)
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