On 14 November 2018, 30 representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Canada and the USA, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the USA, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Canada and the USA, met with representatives from Los Mineros from Mexico in order to improve networking and coordination in multinational cement corporations.
(TUKWILA, Wash.)—At meetings held throughout Joint Council 28, hundreds of Teamsters working in the construction industry voted to ratify a new 3-year agreement. The agreement covers all Western Washington construction industry Teamsters working under the Associated General Contractors (AGC) construction agreement, and all associated white paper agreements that are signatory to the AGC. Union negotiators will now work on the remaining white paper agreements that are not signatory to the AGC.
An article in North American Oil and Gas Pipelines focuses on the challenges facing job growth in the pipeline construction industry.
(SAN FRANCISCO) – After more than two years of legal battles, Teamsters Joint Council 7 is commending the recent decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the constitutionality of Assembly Bill 219 (A.B. 219), which amends section §1720.9 of the California labor code to include ready-mix concrete truck drivers to the types of workers protected by prevailing wage laws for public works projects.
(LISBON, Ohio) –– Following the rejection of D.W. Dickey and Son’s most recent offer on July 25, Teamsters Local 92 members have gone on strike at the company’s Columbiana, Lisbon, East Liverpool and Steubenville, Ohio locations. The workers deliver ready-mix concrete for the company.
(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Construction industry Teamsters working under the Western Washington Associated General Contractors (AGC) contract rejected their contract offer by a wide margin this weekend. They are seeking fair compensation, benefits and treatment on the job.
Affiliates from the construction unions including the Steelworkers and Boilermakers met with Teamsters in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss challenges in the cement industry.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.