Teamsters Local 223

Washington County picks AMR, dumps nonunion ambulance firm

County commissioners voted Feb. 21 to end a decades-long relationship with MetroWest and go with American Medical Response starting July 1.

Washington County could pick a union ambulance firm

For the first time in decades, American Medical Response (AMR) has a chance to outbid anti-union Metro West.

Teamsters reach agreement with American Medical Response

Over 600 ambulance crew members are voting on a a tentative agreement that brings more predictable schedules, more paid time off and raises.

Driver targets paramedics in intentional crash

The crash is the latest evidence for what union-represented paramedics have described as growing public hostility toward ambulance workers.

For paramedics, assaults become part of the job

Assaults on paramedics and EMTs have changed the nature of a job for workers who didn’t historically face on-the-job violence.

Dave Tully hits the road

After 32 years as a union organizer, rep and officer, Teamsters Local 223 president Dave Tully, 61, retired on May 31.

Teamster Tully elected as Second VP at NOLC

Teamsters Local 223 president Dave Tully was elected in a contested roll call vote at the Sept. 27 delegate meeting.

New Teamsters contract at AMR raises wages 21 percent over four years

The 600-member unit provides ambulance service to Multnomah and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington.

Multnomah County drops workload language in new ambulance contract

Commissioner Loretta Smith was the lone vote against a contract with AMR, opposed by Teamsters, that eliminates a method of limiting workload.

Teamsters ratify four-year contract at AMR

AMR provides ambulance service to four metro-area counties

Clackamas County commissioners have harsh words for Teamsters, AMR

Tootie Smith pledges to shine a light on union tactics until her dying days.

After change of heart, Bernard lets union-represented AMR keep Clackamas County ambulance contract

Teamsters think it was Bernard who put the existing contract out for competition.

Labor Day picnic blood drive called off due to labor dispute

American Red Cross is pushing to lower wages for members of Oregon Nurses Association

MetroWest fires another pro-Teamster worker

Washington County's ambulance contractor is accused of breaking the law to fight unionization.

Ambulance contractor fires union supporters

MetroWest Ambulance, which has a contract with Washington County, has begun firing union supporters.