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Teamsters Ratify New Pipeline Construction Agreement


WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of Teamster local unions that represent pipeline construction workers in the United States voted in favor of a new three-year contract, the Teamsters Union announced today. The contract covers about 4,000 Teamsters.  

“Our pipeline workers will benefit from the improved wages, benefits and other provisions of the contract, which will help ensure that jobs in this part of the nation’s construction industry continue to be some of the most stable,” said Marion Davis, Director of the Teamsters Building Material and Construction Trade Division.

Teamsters represent employees who operate grapple trucks, tri-axle skid trucks, stringer trucks, floats, dump trucks, water trucks and various straight frame vehicles.

 Among the contract improvements:

Throughout the negotiation process, the Teamsters National Pipeline Agreement Negotiating Committee consistently met with the three other pipeline crafts and negotiated jointly on all major issues.

Other crafts included in the contract are members of the Operating Engineers union with 8,000 members, the Laborers’ Union with 9,000 members and the Pipefitters union with 8,000 members.

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