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Local 174 represents Building Materials and Construction workers at:
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION AND PLAs:
Alia RL, Bigge Crane, C&E Transport, City Transfer of Kent, Coluccio Construction, Hos Brothers, ICON, Lakeside Industries, Lehigh Northwest Technical Quality Control, Merlino Construction, Mid Mountain Contractors, NW Utilities, Pellco Construction, Scarsella Brothers, SCI Infrastructures, Tri-State Construction, Valley Pump Inc.
BUILDING MATERIALS / SAND & GRAVEL:
Armstrong Lumber, Blackstock Lumber, BMC West, Cadman, Cal Portland, Huttig Building Products, Lehigh Cement, Limback Lumber Company, Old Castle Pre Cast “Utility Vault”, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, Sawdust Supply Company, Stoneway Concrete,
Foss Maritime Shipyard, Pacific Ship Repair, Vigor Industries Shipyard, Washington State Ferries
IBT Building Trades & Construction Division:
The Teamsters Building Material & Construction Trade Division (BM&CTD) represents a wide variety of workers, including riggers, demolition workers, landscapers, pipeline construction workers, warehousers, and building supply manufactures.
Here at Local 174, we represent workers in Sand and Gravel, Lumber, Shipyards, as well as Heavy Construction and over 40 regional Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). This division employs over 800 Teamsters at Local 174 and includes some of the most dangerous, difficult, and dirty work in the entire Union.
IBT Division Director: Marion Davis
Carl Gasca Senior Business Agent Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1323 Email: email@example.com All Heavy Construction and PLAs
The saga of the “Missing Link” continues today as Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel Vice President Paul Nerdrum has sent a letter to Mayor Ed Murray, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation Scott Kubly, and Director of the Office of Economic Development Brian Surratt. For background of the story, click here.
Nerdrum’s letter expresses disappointment and a loss of faith in the City’s Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Design Advisory Committee (DAC), accusing the City of using the DAC “to rubber stamp the same flawed trail location and design first suggested over 17 years ago.” He goes on to say that Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel is ready to participate in a process to determine the best route for the Missing Link, but only if the process is open and honest and examines “all design and locational alternatives to solving the Missing Link, including the Leary and Market route recommended by world-leading trail designers from Copenhagen.”
On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Seattle City Council received a visit from a coalition of labor, business, and community leaders, including Teamsters Local 174, to express our opposition to the City’s current plan on where to complete the “Missing Link” to the Burke-Gilman bicycle trail in Ballard. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced in a press conference on February 28 that all interested parties had agreed to build the trail on Shilshole Avenue South, a thriving industrial corridor that is home to many family and union wage employers, including several Teamsters Local 174 signatory employers.
Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel is a Teamster employer located directly in the path of the intended “Missing Link” to the Burke-Gilman Trail. The suggested Burke-Gilman Trail route would have trucks like these crossing the bicycle path thousands of times a day.
However, the Mayor seems to have been misinformed. While certain opponents of the Shilshole Avenue plan have been persuaded to change their position, our coalition still strongly opposes this plan and believes that the trail would make much more sense if it were built on Leary Ave and Market Street. Building the trail there instead of on Shilshole would also save tens of millions of dollars, as the cost would likely be closer to $2 million rather than the $31 million budgeted for the Shilshole Avenue South route. Our coalition put out a press release on March 9, 2017 describing our position and the reasoning for it. The press release includes a quote from Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks. It can be viewed here, and you can learn more about the background of the situation here. (more…)
Eliminating Prevailing Wage Undercuts Middle Class Americans
(WASHINGTON) – With his introduction of legislation to eliminate prevailing wage on federal infrastructure and construction projects this week, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has leveled a vicious attack on livelihoods of millions of middle class workers. (more…)
Just before five o’clock in the morning on October 20, 2016, in the cold pre-dawn darkness, a canopy was raised next to a construction yard in Seattle to protect the people underneath it from the driving rain. A burn barrel with the numbers “174” carved into it was filled with wood and set on fire. Someone had brought hot coffee, someone else had brought doughnuts, and everyone wished they had remembered their long underwear. The Teamsters Local 174 semi truck was parked across the street, and out of it came dozens of signs nailed to wooden stakes. The signs, which had been assembled the prior day, read “On Strike – O.M.A Unfair Labor Practice.” Teamsters Local 174 was going out on strike. (more…)