SS Steiner, Inc. hops processing plant

Company:  SS Steiner, Inc. hops processing plant

1 W Washington Ave, Yakima WA

27 members on strike

Issues at hand: SS Steiner Inc. has proposed take-aways in contract negotiations, weakening the workers grievance and arbitration procedure, dues payments, and rights to the Unfair Labor Practice process of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Help NALC Feed Hungry Families

Fill a bag with Union-made canned goods for the Letter Carriers Food Drive


Look for these UNION-MADE Brands at your Union Grocery:

Dinty Moore, Hormel, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Del Monte, Mott’s, Libby’s, Green Giant, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Post, American Beauty, Classico, Prego, Ronzoni, Hawaiian Punch, Minute Maid, Tropicana, V-8, Welch’s, Ocean Spray and Jif Peanut Butter

When you purchase a Union-made product, you support the Union families who work in the processing plants, the Union drivers and maritime workers who transport the products, and the Union grocery workers where you buy your groceries.

…So that no person goes hungry!

Additional Member Benefits at No Cost!

Benefits at no cost through American Incone Life InsuranceThrough a partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company, additional benefits are being provided to all members of IBT Local 760.


  • A Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit
  • Health Services Discount Card
  • Child Safe Kit

Learn more at

Lauren Estey Wins California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship

Lauren Estey pictured with her parents and Local 760 Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Crouch.

Congratulations to Lauren Estey, daughter of John Paul Estey, 760 member at US Bakery (Franz). Lauren won a scholarship through the California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship Program and will be attending either Eastern Washington University or Montana State University.

Executive Board Elected By White Ballot

Teamsters Local 760 Executive Board, 2016. Elected by White Ballot.

Pictured above is the Teamsters Local Union No. 760 Executive Board, elected via white ballot for another three years (2017-2019).

From left to right: Maria Davila, Recording Secretary; Helena Lopez, Trustee; Leonard Crouch, Secretary Treasurer; Doug Downard, President; Martin Morales, Vice President; Jaime Gallegos, Trustee. (Missing: Darren Estes, Trustee.)

Great Turnout for October Steward’s Seminar

2015 Shop Steward Seminar

Lily Codega-Wilson
Lily Codega-Wilson
Lily Codega-Wilson
Lily Codega-Wilson
Matt Manweller
Matt Manweller

We had a Shop Steward Seminar on October 24, 2015. We had a great turn out with approximately 50 attendees.

Presenters were:

  • Lily Wilson-Codega, Political Action Director for Joint Council No. 28.
  • Mathew “Matt” Manweller, member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing the 13th Legislative District
  • Dennis Hower, IBT Training Consultant

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Leonard Crouch New Trustee for Joint Council No. 28

Leonard Crouch being sworn in as new JC 28 Trustee
Here is a picture of Leonard Crouch, Secretary Treasurer of Local 760, begin sworn in as Trustee for the Joint Council No. 28 Executive Board.

IBT LU 760 Plan Summary for Election of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the IBT Convention

The Election Supervisor has approved the IBT LU 760’s plan for conducting nominations and elections. The important details of the plan are summarized in the documents which you may download below. This summary must remain posted until 30 days after the date of posting of the names of the elected delegates and alternates, whether chosen by white ballot or as a result of a contested election.

Nomination Notice For Delegates and Alternate Delegates

IBT LU 760 is entitled to elect 6 delegates and has chosen to elect 2 alternate delegate(s) to the June 2016 IBT International Convention. The expenses of the delegate(s) 6 and alternate delegate(s) 2 will be paid by the IBT LU 760.
The Election Supervisor has approved the IBT LU 760’s plan for conducting nominations and elections. The important details of the plan are summarized in the IBT LU 760 Plan Summary.

2015-2016 Local Union Election Plan

The Rules for the 2015-2016 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (‘Rules’) require every local union to submit a Local Union Plan for the election of delegates and alternates to the IBT International Convention.

Hoffa To Members: A New Day For Our Great Union

Today, the United States of America represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York entered into an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whereby in consideration of its terms and conditions the United States of America upon order from the court will dismiss its action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sounding in provisions of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 1964 and will thereby extinguish the consent order of March 14, 1989.

The following is the official statement from General President Jim Hoffa to the 1.4 million members of the union regarding the filing of an application by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to approve an agreement to end the consent decree.

“Today, the Teamsters Union and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed an application with Chief Judge Loretta Preska requesting that she approve an agreement to end decades of government oversight over the Teamsters Union. We anticipate that she will approve the agreement.

“This is a historic day for our Teamsters. After decades of hard work and millions of dollars spent, we can finally say that corrupt elements have been driven from the Teamsters and that the government oversight can come to an end.

“In 1989, the Teamsters Union settled a court case brought by the U.S. government by agreeing to a consent decree. The purpose of the consent decree was to remove corrupt influences from the Teamsters by establishing direct elections of International officers and establishing an independent disciplinary process for rooting out corrupt elements in our Union.

“When I took office in 1999, I pledged that we would run a clean union, that organized crime would never have a place in the Teamsters Union. I also promised that we would ensure that every rank-and-file Teamster have a direct voice in electing the Union’s International officers. After 15 years, we have accomplished these goals.

“At the 2001 International Convention, I successfully led the effort to enshrine the principles of one-member-one vote into our Union’s constitution. And we have clearly established a culture in the International Union and its affiliates that no corruption of any kind is tolerated.

“As a result, I am pleased to announce today that we have settled the 1988 lawsuit, and this case will be dismissed, and we will begin the transition to end government oversight.

“By agreeing to end the lawsuit, the government acknowledges that there has been significant success in eliminating corruption from within the Teamsters. Our agreement establishes a new procedure for independent investigation and oversight of internal disciplinary matters and guarantees democracy in the future.

“Today is a new day for our great union. My administration is first and foremost committed to representing the membership. The members are the heart and soul of our great union.

“And we will remain ever vigilant in protecting our members and our union from anyone who would try and corrupt our union or do harm to our members. But, our mission is far from complete.

“Working men and women everywhere are working harder than ever before and their paychecks don’t seem to go far enough. We must reach out to our brothers and sisters who have no voice on the job and help them get their piece of the American dream.

“So let’s do what we do best – let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let’s do it together, and tell people how proud we are to be members of the greatest union in the world—the Teamsters Union!”

Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust Unveils New Website

WTWT-thbThe Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust offers comprehensive medical coverage to thousands of participants. From medical coverage, to preventive care, vision and dental, they offer a variety of plan options. Visit their new website at

Here are some direct Quick Links for you:

2015-2016 Academic Year James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

Posted: December 17, 2014
Download the application and instructionsJames R. Hoffa became a Teamsters Member in 1934, served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. The deadline for application submission is March 31, 2015. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria.

  • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified) as a member in “continuous good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution;
  • Be in his/her last year of high school and may not apply if he/she has already graduated from high school;
  • Be in the top 15% of his/her high school class;
  • Plan to submit excellent SAT or ACT scores for evaluation (U.S. only);
  • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university. Those who plan to attend non-academic
    or certificate programs or community college may not apply.

— Read more

Local 760 Official Re-Run Election Results

Posted: May 21, 2014
Following are the official results from the 04/30/14 Teamsters Local 760 Re-Run Election:


  • 514 – 84% … LEONARD CROUCH
  • 97 – 16% … PAUL ARAMBUL


  • 499 – 82% … DOUG DOWNARD
  • 111 – 18% … PATRICK OLIVER

Vice President

  • 501 – 82% … MARTIN MORALES
  • 108 – 18% … MICHAEL EVANS

Recording Secretary

  • 525 – 100% … MARIANGELICA DAVILA


  • 510 – 81% … CARL KELLER
  • 505 – 85% … DON ANDERSON
  • 498 – 100% … HELENA LOPEZ
  • 118 – 19% … LISA OSLIN
  • 91 – 15% … TIM MENDOZA

Joint Council 28 Semi-Annual Dinner

Posted: May 7, 2014

Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee

Here’s the view from the Local 760 table at the recent Teamsters Joint Council No. 28 Dinner. (Yep, that’s Washington state Governor Jay Inslee addressing the crowd.)

April General Meeting

Posted: May 5, 2014
These photo were taken at the General Meeting held on April 17, 2014.

April 2014 Membership Meeting

Local 760 Hosts Advanced Steward Seminar

Posted: April 17, 2014

The Yakima Advanced Steward Seminar, held on Friday April 5, 2014, was attended by approximately forty Local 760 Shop Stewards. The instructor was Iliana Flores, Southern Region Training Coordinator of the IBT Training and Development Department. Following are some photos from the Seminar.

2014 Yakima Advanced Steward Seminar

Local 760 Post Election Protest Hearing Decision

Posted: March 28, 2014

Click here to read the Local 760 Post Election Protest Hearing Decision.

Ephrata Steward Seminar Great Success

Posted: March 5, 2014

The March 1, 2014 Basic Steward Seminar held in Ephrata, WAwas a great success. We had 28 attendees from over 20 different companies attend. The instructor, Myron Sharp, was from the IBT Training and Development Department. The attendees were given training, literature, workbooks and participated in group exercises. The Seminar was highly successful and we look forward to many more trainings.

2014 Ephrata Steward Seminar

Teamsters Pitch in to Help Food Bank

Posted: February 4, 2013

Part of the food collected by Teamsters Local 760 members and staff back in December.

Part of the food collected by Teamsters Local 760 members and staff back in December.

Above is a photo from the December 2013 canned food drive. We had approximately 130 members, staff, and Executive Board members participate in this worthy effort to help the food bank.

Teamsters Donate to Camp Prime Time

Posted: December 9, 2013

From left to right its Leonard Crouch, Ralph Berthon and Bob Koerner.
Picture above: Local 760 Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Crouch and Business Agent Bob Koerner with Camp Prime Time Board member Ralph Berthon.

Teamsters Local Union No. 760 is proud to announce a donation to Camp Prime Time of $13,210.00. The check comes from the proceeds raised at the Joint Council 28 – Teamsters Local 760 hosted Semi Annual Golf Tournament held this last September. The entire amount was donated to Camp Prime Time. This organization provides a place to help those who are physically less fortunate learn about the outdoors and experience nature at its best. You can read about Camp Prime Time here.

Teamsters Local 760 Official Election Results

Posted: October 7, 2013

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Nomination and Election Notice

Posted: August 19, 2013
This is your official notice that nomination of candidates for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and three Trustees for a term of three (3) years will be held at a special membership meeting of the above-named Union at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Local 760’s meeting hall, 1211 W. Lincoln Avenue, Yakima, Washington.

Nominations must be made orally from the floor at the meeting by a member in good standing other than the nominee and seconded by a member in good standing other than the nominee. Candidates must accept nominations at the time made either in person or, if absent, in writing and may accept nomination for only one office. To be eligible to nominate and otherwise participate in the nomination meeting the member must have his or her dues paid through August 2013. Prospective nominees are asked to verify, in advance of the nominations meeting, their own eligibility and the eligibility of their nominators and seconders.

The election shall be by mail referendum ballot. Ballots must be mailed in time to reach a designated post office address not later than 9:00 a.m. on October 7, 2013. The Local Union intends to mail the balloting materials to each member on or before September 13, 2013. Any member not receiving a ballot should apply to the Local Union office to secure a duplicate ballot. To be eligible to vote in the election the member must have his dues paid up through September 2013.