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Val Holstrom

Teamsters Helping the Community

Teamsters Local 690 makes annual donation to Tom's Turkey Drive for 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Matt Tanner, Val Holstrom and Tom Sherry

Pictured above are Local 690 President Matt Tanner, Secretary-Treasurer Val Holstrom and Tom Sherry. Teamster Local 690 Member Ben Garcia of FSA donated his $100 lottery drawing check from the November 17th Member meeting to Tom's Turkey Drive also.

Important Reminders From Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust

The Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust is beginning its Annual Enrollment for the 2017 benefit year. You can download your enrollment pack inside.

Every year, the Trust offers participants an incentive to complete a quick, easy and confidential Health Assessment. You can save hundreds on your 2017 medical expenses by completing your annual Health Assessment by Dec. 19, 2016.

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UPS Hiring for Peak Season

UPS is hiring tractor-trailer drivers for Peak Season work. Contact Business Rep. Michael Valenzuela at (509) 455-9410 or (509) 710-3883 for more info.

2016 Big Buck Contest

2016 Big Buck Contest FlyerSend us your 2016 photos of legally harvested deer with the details by Friday, December 9, 2016. The winners to be announced at the Local 690 Christmas party on December 10th.

Entries are limited to members in good standing and Retirees. Entries should be sent to:

1912 N. Division #200
Spokane WA. 99207

or e-mail them to us at


1st place: $100 Cabela’s Gift card
2nd place: $75 Cabela’s Gift card
3rd Place: $50 Cabela’s Gift card
Women’s Category: $75 Cabela’s Gift Card


Deadline for entries: Friday, December 9, 2016
Winners announced: at the Local 690 Christmas party on December 10th


Download the NOTICE OF ELECTIONThe election of International officers is being conducted by mail ballot by the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ("IBT"). The ballot count will begin after 10:00 a.m. EST on November 14, 2016, at the IBT International Election Count Site in Alexandria, Virginia.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, a member must have his or her dues paid through October, 2016. Members may become eligible by paying any unpaid dues and initiation fees at their local union by the close of business on November 10, 2016.


Watch the Video of the IBT Officer Candidates Forum

Download this notice about the Candidates Forum VideoGeneral President Candidate Fred Zuckerman and General Secretary-Treasurer Candidate Ken Hall answered questions at the IBT Officer Candidates Forum on August 25, 2016. Members viewed the forum live on C-SPAN, and on the Teamsters web page and Facebook page, and the forum was recorded. Now, the entire forum may be viewed in the Candidate Videos section of or on the Election Supervisor's Vimeo page.


IBT General President Candidates Forum Live on the Internet

WHEN: August 25, 2016, 6:30pm (EDT)
WHERE: National PresDownload this flyers Club (529 14th Street NW 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045
WHAT: A limited number of tickets are available to attend the Candidates Forum, in person. Contact the candidates for information on tickets.


  • Fred Zuckerman, candidate for IBT General President on the Teamsters United Slate
  • Ken Hall, candidate for IBT General Secretary-Treasurer on the Hoffa-Hall2016 Slate (Jim Hoffa, candidate for IBT General President on the Hoffa-Hall2016 Slate has designated Mr. Hall to appear as his representative at the Candidates Forum. 2 016 Election Rules, Article VII, Section 6( d))

Watch LIVE at or The internet audience will be able to submit questions that may be posed to the candidates during the Forum.


Important Pension Info

Due to increased demand for pension appointments, the NW Administrators Pension Department has decided to extend the Pension Field Representative’s schedule for Teamsters Local 690 members for August 2016 and September 2016 as a trial period.

He will now be here on Monday afternoons, Tuesday’s from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday mornings. Please call (509-455-9410) to schedule your appointments well in advance as they will book up quickly.

Volunteer Help Needed for Events

Teamsters Local 690 is looking for Volunteers to help coordinate our Annual Marv Long Live to Ride and Drive Charity Poker Run as well as our Teamsters Local 690 Centennial Celebration for 2017.

If you are interested in helping with either one of these events, please contact the Local at (509) 455-9410 or by e-mail.

Connor Hickmann

Connor Hickman Awarded James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

Connor Hickman, son of Local 690 URM member Walter William Hickman II, was just named as a recipient of a 2016 James R. Hoffa $1,000 Bootstrap scholarship. 

Connor graduated on June 10th from MT Spokane High School with a GPA of 3.97 and will be attending MT. Tech in the fall.

Congratulations, young man, on a job well done!

June 2016 Local 690 Newsletter

Download the June 2016 newsletterDownload the latest newsletter! Stories in this issue include:

  • Delegates Nominations Results
  • Recently Ratified Contracts
  • Charity Clay Shoot Competition
  • Public Sector Update
  • Estenson Logistics Arbitration Victory
  • Annual Workers Memorial Ceremony
  • Secretary-Treasurer Message
  • Membership Pins
  • Recent Retirees
  • Pension Appointments
  • Broken Wheel

Executive Board Re-elected by Acclamation

2015 Executive Board

At the November General Membership and Officer's Nomination Meeting, Val Holstrom and the Teamsters Local 690 Executive Board were re-elected by acclamation of the membership.

Pictured from left to right: Taj Wilkerson, Trustee (Liberty Lake Police Dept.); Ricardo Lopez, Recording Secretary (Instructor AGC Apprenticeship Training Center); Matt Sturgell, Trustee (UPS Freight); Val Holstrom, Secretary-Treasurer; Matt President, President (Franz Bakery); Carol Stone, Vice-President (AMR); Mike Robinson, Trustee, (FSA).

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2016 Christmas Party

Dec. 10, 2016

11 AM

Girl Scouts of America
1404 N. Ash
Spokane, WA


Download this flyer about Teamsters/AGC Forklift Training


Download this poster for the 2016 Poker Run.


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Download this poster for the 2016 Labor Rally.

Current Newsletter

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Local 690 is now accepting VISA, Mastercard & Discover cards!

Construction Out-of-Work Slips and Payments

Construction Out-of-Work slips and Hire Hal payments are due by 5 PM on the last business day of the month.