May 16, 2022
Secretary-Treasurer, Scott Sullivan, officially retired on April 30, 2022. He had been with the Local since July 2008 but was a Teamster for far much longer. His Teamster career began in the 1970s and, throughout the years, Scott held many different positions within the organization. We wish him much happiness and enjoyment in his well-deserved retirement.
The Governor’s Office published the formal proclamation that he announced on Friday. You can find it here: Proclamation 21-05: Children and Youth Mental Health Crisis.
Governor Inslee just announced a forthcoming executive order (watch the press conference here) that will require all school districts to provide all K–12 students with the opportunity to receive at least two days per week of in-person learning (they may be partial or full days) no later than April 19. We have published a Q&A document that you may find helpful and can be shared with your communities.
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
SOME GOOD NEWS
A few hours ago President Joe Biden signed the 1.9 trillion dollar American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law. This legislation has been long awaited and will provide needed help and assistance to so many who have been impacted by the Covid pandemic.
Also Included within ARP is the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act.