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  • Calportland Strike Ends and Larger Strike Avoided as Teamsters Local 174 Members Ratify Contract With Sand and Gravel Companies

    Record-setting Deal Approved by Members, Ending Unfair Labor Practice Strike at CalPortland

    August 18, 2017

    Local 174 sand and gravel Teamsters celebrate their contract ratification

    A full week after 86 Teamsters at CalPortland walked off the job and 208 other Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, everyone is now back to work after a deal was finally reached in the pre-dawn hours between Teamsters Local 174 and the five companies involved in bargaining. The contract was voted on by Local 174 members at CalPortland, Cadman, Stoneway Concrete, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, and Lehigh Cement at a 9:00AM meeting this morning. It was ratified by a 92% margin.

    The four-year contract includes record-setting wage increases, increases in pension contributions, and full maintenance of benefits for healthcare over the entire length of the contract. Most importantly of all, it includes language that protects Teamster work in King County from being undercut by drivers brought in from outlying areas at lower wage rates.