The agreement adds two additional floating holidays and includes improvements in leave, sick leave, bereavement, daily warranties and more worker-friendly language that regulates discipline in the event of minor accidents and vehicle-free incidents. « 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. 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. 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. Teamsters Local 174 – 231 members made history today when a group of 450 waste management employees from King County and Skagit County voted for the first time to ratify an agreement that covered 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. 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. Agreement for 450 workers combine eleven contracts and a reorganized group of mechanics to a 5-year contract If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or manager. You will know the details of your agreement. The 174 Rank and Local Issue Negotiation Committee – including members of each working group that is now subject to the agreement – unanimously recommends ratification of the treaty « Once again, Teamsters Local 174 raised surface standards and set the bar extremely high, » said Teamsters 174 Secretary Rick Hicks. « 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. » « There is no doubt that this contract is a historic achievement that will improve the working conditions of all of our executive management, » said Patty Warren, Director of Negotiations at Local 174. « We started with the language of the strongest of the existing contracts, and then we built this complete agreement on that basis, which led to more than 175 improvements in the finished product. It was an epic undertaking with an equally epic end result. I am proud of everyone who participated in this process. 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. 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 almost 14%.