Sand and Gravel Negotiations 2017

Welcome to the headquarters for all updates related to the 2017 Negotiations for the sand and gravel industry contract. This page will contain links to our own content as well as links to media coverage of our fight for a contract. Any updates will appear here as well.

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

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 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 […]

Teamsters Local 174 Unfair Labor Practice Strike Poised to Expand

Teamsters Local 174 Unfair Labor Practice Strike Poised to Expand

Another Day of Mediation Leads Nowhere As Sand and Gravel Companies Continue to Refuse to Bargain in Good Faith August 16, 2017 Today, on the sixth day of the Unfair Labor Practice strike against sand and gravel company CalPortland, the rest of the nearly 300 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepare to join […]

SAND & GRAVEL UPDATE: August 15, 2017

SAND & GRAVEL UPDATE: August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 The Union and all five Sand & Gravel companies met with a mediator today to attempt to reach a deal.   The Union gave the companies a revised proposal that contained a 26% reduction from the previous Union proposal.   At 5:10PM, the companies rejected that proposal outright and did not give […]

CalPortland ULP Strike: Day 4 Photos

CalPortland ULP Strike: Day 4 Photos

August 14, 2017 Day 4 of the CalPortland ULP strike: everyone is getting into the swing of things and the camaraderie on the strike line is heartwarming. There were more vehicles honking their support today, and most importantly, the Teamsters 174 truck found its way to the Seattle picket and is parked directly in front […]

CalPortland ULP Strike: Day 2 Photos

CalPortland ULP Strike: Day 2 Photos

August 12, 2017 Day 2 on the CalPortland Unfair Labor Practice strike line: The theme of the day was support! Support from Teamsters at different companies coming by to spend time with the picketers, support from families, children, spouses, and retirees, and support from other organizations that had no obligation whatsoever to be out there […]

Come out and support your striking Brothers and Sisters at CalPortland!

Come out and support your striking Brothers and Sisters at CalPortland!

Calling all Teamsters and Teamster supporters!! The CalPortland strikers could use your support. If you aren’t working today, stop by one of the picket lines to support your Brothers and Sisters! You can bring them food, water, coffee, soda, or just your smiling selves ready to offer some moral support to the people on the […]

CalPortland Strike: Day 1 Photos

CalPortland Strike: Day 1 Photos

August 11, 2017 Today was Day 1 of Teamsters Local 174’s Unfair Labor Practice strike against Sand & Gravel Company CalPortland. Here are some of the photos from the day: The day featured some stunning displays of both malice and incompetence by CalPortland managers …   But the day also included stunning solidarity and courage from […]

Teamsters Local 174 Members at CalPortland are on an Unfair Labor Practice Strike

Teamsters Local 174 Members at CalPortland are on an Unfair Labor Practice Strike

August 11, 2017 As of 7:00AM this morning, Teamsters Local 174 members at concrete company CalPortland are on an Unfair Labor Practice strike. The goal of the strike is to get the Company to stop violating federal labor law and bargain in good faith. Negotiations with five different Sand and Gravel companies — CalPortland, Cadman, […]

Sand & Gravel Update: Another Lowball Offer Rejected as the Probability of Strike Increases

Sand & Gravel Update: Another Lowball Offer Rejected as the Probability of Strike Increases

August 3, 2017 For the second time in a week, concrete trucks across the Seattle area sat empty as their drivers attended another meeting at the Local 174 Union Hall to discuss their Employers’ latest contract offer. And also for the second time in a week, the Companies’ lowball offer was rejected with a boisterous […]

Sand & Gravel 9:00PM August 2 update

Sand & Gravel 9:00PM August 2 update

Sand & Gravel UPDATE: Mediation broke down just before 9:00PM tonight. All Sand & Gravel Teamsters are now requested to attend a meeting at the Union Hall at 9:00AM tomorrow morning — August 3 — to discuss the Employers’ most recent offer which was not accepted by the Bargaining Committee. All members in this industry […]

Sand and Gravel Update: Still No Deal as Both Sides Prepare for Possible Strike

Sand and Gravel Update: Still No Deal as Both Sides Prepare for Possible Strike

August 2, 2017 Yesterday morning, the auditorium at the Local 174 Union Hall was once again packed with an army of orange shirts, as employees from five Sand & Gravel companies – Cadman, Stoneway, CalPortland, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, and Lehigh Cement – all attended a 9:00AM meeting to discuss the status of their […]

Sand & Gravel Teamsters Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Strike Action

Sand & Gravel Teamsters Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Strike Action

July 22, 2017 It has been a busy week for votes here at the Teamsters Local 174 Union Hall, and last night the streak continued as Teamsters employed in the Sand & Gravel industry voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike action. This nearly-unanimous vote comes after a long week of contract negotiations that have […]