Precast Specialties plant crews approve Teamsters 653 representation

Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Workers at Precast Specialties, an Abingdon, Mass. producer of architectural or utility concrete structures and elements, have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Mass. The union will represent a bargaining unit encompassing a variety of crafts, including carpentry, maintenance, quality control, batching, production, and loading.

“Teamsters Joint Council 10 and Local 653 made sure issues facing workers at Precast Specialties were addressed and that the workers were ready to form their union,” says Local 653 Secretary-Treasurer Mike Clark. “With the leadership of Joint Council 10 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari and work of Teamsters Organizer Bernardo Vicente, our new members are proudly part of a strong, historic union that will fight for them at all costs. These workers manufacture items that are used in buildings and landmarks throughout the country, and they deserve premier representation on the job. We are eager to work on and secure a fair first contract for this bargaining unit.”