What's happening with your Collective Bargaining Agreement
Sep 06, 2018

Thank You to all the Teamsters that showed up for the Whatcom County Master proposal meeting on Saturday, September 15th. Most of the bargaining committee members and alternates have been selected. There were several great proposals brought forward at the meeting and through the surveys that were submitted. 

   


May 22, 2018

Leaders of local unions that represent UPS Teamsters met on August 9th in Chicago and approved the tentative national agreement, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.

Regarding the UPS tentative agreement, “Today’s vote was a very strong indication of the support nationwide from local union leaders and it sends the national agreement, regional supplements and riders to the members for a ratification vote,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “This agreement provides all our UPS members with tremendous gains in wages, benefits and working conditions and excellent opportunities for part-time workers to gain full-time employment.”

UPS Explanatory Meeting has been scheduled for August 12, 2018 at 9AM at the Teamsters Local 231 hall (1700 North State Street Bellingham, WA). At this meeting, we will be explaining the full contents of all three agreements covering UPS Teamsters at Local 231: the National Master UPS Agreement, the Western Region Supplement, and the Joint Council 28 Rider and Sort Addendum.

It is important to attend the Explanatory Meeting before casting a ballot so that you can hear the full rationale behind every part of the Agreement — directly from the people who negotiated it.

June 5, 2018 UPS Strike Authorization Vote results have been revealed. UPS: 93.19% voted YES to authorize strike. A strong YES vote on the strike authorization shows the Company the power of our solidarity and gives the Negotiating Committees the leverage needed to get theses negotiations moving in the right direction. Here is a link to more information from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters website: https://teamster.org/news/2018/06/ups-ups-freight-members-authorize-strikes-if-necessaryVoting is underway for a strike authorization vote at UPS.

Photos below show Teamsters Local 231 members at UPS Bellingham and Burlington Centers showing their solidarity.

    


Mar 20, 2018

ABF Contract Ratified!

The last supplement to the ABF NMFA has now been ratified. Consequently, the new collective bargaining agreement has been approved and will take effect. Pay increases will be retroactive to July 1 as per the new agreement.

It is the union’s understanding that the company will actually implement the new agreement on Sunday, July 29. Also, pay for week ending 7-28-2018 will be processed at the pay rate that includes the July 1, 2018 increase.

Retro pay for weeks ending 7-7-2018, 7-14-2018 and 7-21-2018 will be paid by a separate check processed on or about 8-2-2018, and distributed with the paychecks for the week ending 7-28-2018. The ratification bonus will be processed and distributed within the next 30 days.

On June 13th Lynden Public Works members unanimously ratify a four year contract with, among other gains, 3.25% increases in each of the four years and improving certified premium language. A special thanks goes out to Phil and first time committee member, Josh, for their instrumental and steadfast service to the members throughout negotiations and mediation.

On June 14th Lynden Public Safety members unanimously ratify a four year contract with 3.25% increases in each of the four among other contact specific gains. A special thanks goes out to first time negotiations committee member, Holly, for her invaluable and committed service to the members throughout negotiations and mediation.

On June 13th Lynden City Hall members unanimously ratify a four year contract with 3.25% increases in each of the four years among other gains. A special thanks goes out to first time negotiation committee member’s, Linda and Dave, for their invaluable and dedicated service to the members throughout negotiations and mediation.

Bellingham Technical College Teamsters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Friday, May 11th, Teamsters at Bellingham Technical College overwhelmingly voted to accept a five year Agreement. Many thanks to the members of the negotiating committee: Antonio Coniglio, Tim Hawkins and Kurt Kraft.

ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

May 5, 2018: Local 231 Drivers at Associated Petroleum Products in Anacortes unanimously ratify a new four-year agreement. The newly-ratified contract secures improvements to wages and pension, as well as improved Seniority language and preservation of Bargaining Unit work. Over the term of the agreement, wage parity for all drivers was achieved under this contract. There were also improvements in vacations, holidays, sick leave and jury duty. The strong solidarity from the group allowed them to reach the goals that were set out in the proposal meeting.


Skagit County: Courthouse, District Court & Parks Membership-

The PERC mediated settlement was ratified by the bargaining unit yesterday. We had the largest turnout in recent memory (maybe ever) and I’m glad so many wanted their voices heard. It was also great to see so many members exercise their right to vote on a contract. It has been a long and arduous road to get to this point, but we are finally here. Now, the numbers….

We had about an 88 to 89 percent voter turnout.

YES

NO

$700.00 HRA-VEBA Contribution

$600.00 CASH

85

2

60

27

Thank you all for your support and solidarity during negotiations and through mediation! 

Daron Smith


Mar 05, 2018
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Feb 17, 2018

AGC

City of Anacortes, Museum and Library

Lynden Police Department

Milky Way

Oak Harbor Freight Lines

Skagit County, Juvenile Corrections 

Skagit County PUD

United Parcel Service

         

                         


Sep 11, 2018

The Teamsters Negotiating Committee and the AGC Employers met today and had a thorough discussion on the outstanding issues surrounding the successor agreement. While the discussions were productive, both parties have agreed more time is needed to consider the various offers and counter offers that have been exchanged.

The parties are committed to reaching an agreement that recognizes the work our members perform.




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