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MV TRANSPORTATION WORKERS UNANIMOUSLY RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT WITH TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174
A group of 140 MV Transportation drivers, ambassadors, road supervisors, utility workers, mechanics, and dispatchers are about to see substantially larger paychecks, after voting unanimously to ratify their first Union contract over the weekend. The group, which provides third-party transportation and shuttle bus services to Amazon, originally voted to join Teamsters Local 174 in 2019 – with the Woodinville facility’s workers voting “yes” in August, and the Seattle facility’s workers following suit in September. The newly-ratified contract covers both groups.
The contract includes big improvements to worker pay rates, which had previously been scattered randomly at all ends of the wage spectrum. The new wage rates are sensible and clear, based on job class and seniority, and will give meaningful raises to all employees. The contract also introduces MV Transportation workers to some of the basics of Union contract protections, including Just Cause discipline and a clear grievance procedure, as well as seniority rights that had not been available to them previously.
https://teamster.org/2020/08/mv-tran...ers-local-174/