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Feds prevail in ERISA-rooted charges against Cement Masons local officials

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

The Labor Department characterizes a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision against a Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds trustee and attorney as a “victory for whistleblowers.” The court found that trustee and Cement Masons Local 600 business manager Scott Brain and trust counsel Melissa Cook violated two Employee Retirement Income Security Act sections when they caused the firing of Cheryle Robbins and Cory Rice.

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600-plus Bay Area Teamsters set to ratify Cemex, Central Concrete agreement

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 853, Oakland, Calif.; CP staff

Teamsters Local 853 reports a tentative agreement with major northern California ready mixed producers Cemex and Central Concrete Supply following a marathon August 7 bargaining session. The union will formally present the producers’ offer to rank & file on August 14, the contract containing “significant wage and benefit increases while holding fast on other terms and conditions the employers attempted to modify.”

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Lafarge R&D, Holcim Apasco veterans to oversee LafargeHolcim Americas businesses

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

The 10-member LafargeHolcim Executive Committee has been realigned to reflect an evolved global cement, aggregate and concrete production asset portfolio, and close an integration phase commencing with the July 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger. Representing the Western Hemisphere are region heads Pascal Casanova, North America, and Oliver Osswald, Central & South America.

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Concrete Decor Show: September in San Diego

Source: ProTrade Publications, Eugene, Ore.; CP staff

Registration is open for the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show, September 25-29 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. The event will feature decorative concrete workshops and seminars by leading industry authorities, plus a September 27-29 trade show with indoor or outdoor displays and demonstrations.

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New ASTM standard covers segmental concrete paving slabs

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM C1782/C1782M, Specification for Utility Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs, determines the minimum flexural strength, dimensional tolerances, and freeze-thaw durability requirements for 12- to 48-in. square products.

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