Teamsters Local Union No. 589

    Proudly representing our Union Brothers & Sisters in their respective industries throughout Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties.

    Port Angeles Office: 360.452.3388

    Silverdale Office: 360.613.4062

    Latest News

    Teamsters Local Union No. 589 General Membership Meetings and training sessions are currently being conducted in person. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available upon request, although masking will remain optional. Of note, the site calendar has been updated to reference meeting location(s) and time(s).

    Thank you, and please be safe!


    Kim Kezer (Office Manager)

    Bobby Driskell (ST/BA)

    Bret Draven (BA)

    Richard Stone (BA)

    Lita Elliott (Office Staff) 

    In Solidarity,

    Robert Driskell  
    Teamsters Local Union No. 589


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    The U.S. Supreme Court's 1975 decision in the Weingarten case held that if the employer requires an employee to submit to an investigatory interview and denies the employee's request for union representation, then the employer is in violation of the National Labor Relations Act:

    *Union members have the right to a union representative at an investigatory hearing if they reasonably believe that the investigation could lead to disciplinary action.

    *The member must request a representative; the employer has no obligation to inform the employee of that right.

    *Management does not have to call the representative. Instead, the employer can stop the meeting or just issue the discipline.

    *Once a union representative is called, he/she has the right: (1) to know the subject of the investigatory hearing; (2) to confer with the member prior to the hearing; (3) to speak and participate in the hearing. However, the representative cannot argue the case since this is not a grievance hearing.

    *The employee does not have the right to select the representative of his or her choice. For example, the department steward will be called, if available. The nearest available representative will be called if the department steward is unavailable.

    *If the employer is responsible for the representative not being available, then the supervisor must end the meeting until the representative is available.

    *If the union is responsible for the representative not being available, then another representative or employee can be called in, unless the supervisor chooses to postpone the meeting.

    *The member can ask for a witness if no steward is available.

    What We Do
    Local Union No. 589 has been fighting for working-class families for more than 70 years. We continue to stand up for our members in the legislative, political, and social landscapes.
    Who We Are
    Our staff consists of hard-working, professional unionists who fight tirelessly to ensure workers' rights. Additionally, our Executive Board has more than 100-years of combined experience standing up to employers.
    Who We Represent
    Local Union No. 589 represents members in both the private and public sectors.

    “The difference between equity and equality is that equality is when everyone gets the same thing, and equity is when everyone gets the things they deserve.”

    –DeRay Mckesson

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