Court upholds California prevailing wage mandate for mixer truck drivers

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Washington, D.C.; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles; CP staff

IBT Joint Council 7 is commending a federal appellate court decision upholding the constitutionality of California Assembly Bill 219 (A.B. 219), which amends state labor code to include mixer truck drivers among workers protected by prevailing wage laws for public works projects. 

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Teamsters leverage Seattle market strength in contract settling CalPortland strike

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Members of Teamsters Local 174 in Tukwila, Wash., approved a four-year contract last month with the Seattle market’s principal ready mixed operators: CalPortland, Cadman and Lehigh Cement, Stoneway Concrete, and Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel. Ratification of a deal covering nearly 300 drivers had major implications for concrete deliveries in downtown Seattle and areas immediately north, where technology companies and their employees are fueling a wave of mid- and high-rise building projects.

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Seattle Teamsters bask in contract settling disruptive CalPortland strike

Sources: Teamsters Local 174, Tukwila, Wash.; CP staff

Teamsters Local 174 rank & file have approved a four-year contract with the Seattle market’s principal ready mixed operators: CalPortland, Cadman and Lehigh Cement, Stoneway Concrete, and Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel. Ratification of a deal covering nearly 300 drivers had major implications for concrete deliveries in downtown Seattle and areas immediately north, where technology companies and their employees are fueling a wave of mid- and high-rise building projects.

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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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Court to Teamsters: Aggregate Industries not NLRA-bound to be ‘bad’ at bargaining

Sources: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The top federal appellate court recently granted an Aggregate Industries petition for review of a National Labor Relations Board decision involving the transfer of work between Construction and Ready-Mix bargaining unit drivers represented by Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers Local 631, Las Vegas.

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Teamsters hold shuttered RM producer to ‘effects bargaining’

National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Melissa Olivero has ordered Champaign Builders Supply Co. principals to bargain with Teamsters Local 26, Champaign, Ill., regarding the effects of the company’s September 2013 closing of a ready mixed plant staffed by a driver, yard staff and loader operator unit.

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Limited driver pool steers aggregate hauler to Teamsters’ terms

Under a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Fontana, Calif.-based Commodity Trucking Acquisition LLC has entered a three-year collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 137, Redding, Calif., and will cover $262,000 in back pay for drivers at its Dispatch Transportation business, formerly Valley Aggregate Transport Inc. in Yuba City, Calif.

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Teamsters organize Missouri’s All American RM

Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C. Drivers and shop staff for All American Redi Mix, Kansas City, Mo., have voted in favor of representation by IBT Local 541. The bargaining unit consists of 11 mixer or bulk drivers and a mechanic. Local 541 staff sought to organize All American RM after a market analysis by International and Western Region…

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