“This is one of the best health facilities in the industry,” says Hicks. “This agreement will be a model for health contracts across the country, due to the strength and professionalism of our members and our negotiating team. We congratulate them all on their new contract and appreciate the investments the company has made in their employees, our members. It is our turn to provide communities with the best possible service. “Once again, Teamsters Local 174 raised surface standards and set the bar extremely high,” said Rick Hicks, Teamster`s 174 assistant secretary. “We had one of the strongest negotiating commissions I`ve ever worked with, and the savageness they brought to the negotiating table is evident in this record-breaking agreement.” The agreement for 450 workers brings together 11 contracts and a reorganized group of mechanics into a 5-year contract “Without a doubt, this contract is a historic achievement that will improve the working conditions of all our members in the denouement management sector,” said Patty Warren, Director of Negotiations at Local 174. “We started the language from the strongest of the existing contracts, and then we built the whole agreement on that basis. , which resulted in more than 175 improvements in the final product. It was an epic undertaking with an equally epic end result. I am proud of everyone who participated in this process.¬†From an economic point of view, the agreement provides for record wage increases, which will immediately increase wages by more than 10% for some groups – and in one case nearly 14%.

It also guarantees the complete maintenance of benefits for five years for all waste management employees available in the best medical teamster plan, and adds more than $2 per hour to the pension contribution through the five-year agreement. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. In another historic milestone, the new agreement includes the newly organized South Sound mechanics who voted for Teamsters Local 174 just before contract negotiations began. These new members will also benefit from the incredible language and economic package contained in this successful treaty. The entire group of workers covered by this agreement includes garbage collectors, drivers and operators of connecting stations, recycling drivers and farm waste, mechanics, welders, utility workers and everything in between. This new master`s contract has an incredible influence, especially for smaller groups that previously had difficulty keeping up with the benefits of large contracts. The master contract now puts all groups on an equal footing.

Local 174 rank-and-file Bargaining Committee – including members of all working groups currently covered by the agreement – unanimously recommends the ratification of the Teamster Local 174 – 231 members treaty have now made history, as a group of 450 waste sector employees from King County and Skagit County voted for the first time to ratify an agreement that covers all of them. The agreement is historic not only in its scope, as it brings together many distinct treaties into one, but also historically in its achievements in both language and economics. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. 7.1 A facilitating provision provides that the standard approach may be deviated from an agreement allocation provision between an employer and a worker or employer and the majority of workers in the company or part of the company concerned.