June 11, 2021
The Laborers’ reached a tentative agreement which was ratified by the District Council. The wages and fringes have been posted on the AGC Labor Relations web page and are effective June 10, 2021 (See link to page on the NWC 2021 Contract Negotiations Resources web page). The tentative agreement is also available on the same Resources web page and the contract will be posted on the referenced AGC web page as soon as it is finalized.
A tentative agreement was also reached by negotiation teams with the Operators of Locals 302 and 612 (See Resources page to access this agreement as well). The Operator’s ratify the agreement through a “mail-in” vote by union members. This is expected to be completed for both Locals, #302 and #612, by the July 15th contract extension date.
The Teamsters are continuing negotiations, although the next session has not yet been scheduled. We will provide further updates on the Teamster negotiations when they become available.
May 28, 2021
Today is the last day of negotiations prior to the expiration of contracts. The Operators and Laborers have already signed extension agreements to continue negotiations through June 15th. The Teamsters have not traditionally signed extension agreements, and in today’s negotiation session agreed to continue negotiations scheduling the next sessions for next Wednesday & Thursday, June 2nd and 3rd.
At the present time, none of the negotiations have reached tentative agreements. Until a tentative agreement is reached, the negotiators do not share actual details of contract provisions being negotiated.
May 26, 2021
Negotiating teams remain in labor negotiations with all three of our construction labor groups as we draw closer to the 31st of May when the current contracts for the Laborers, Operating Engineers and Teamsters expire. Teams will continue to work hard to negotiate mutually beneficial agreements. It is anticipated that some of these contracts will not be finalized by the deadline, and extensions have been discussed for those who may go past the 31st. As a reminder, the current wage/fringe packages apply until new contracts are ratified.
May 14, 2021
Negotiating teams have continued to meet with both the Operators’ Locals 302 and 612 and the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers with more meetings on the schedule within the next week. The Teamsters have scheduled their initial meetings for the week of May 24th. The initial schedule for these meetings is for each day from Monday through Thursday of that week.
May 04, 2021
Negotiations have begun with the AGC negotiating team and representatives from both the Operators’ Locals 302 and 612 and the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers, with the Teamster group to follow within the next week or two. The initial session is normally followed by negotiation sessions each week through May. The target date for having a completed contract is by the date that the current contract expires, May 31st, at which time employees will have an opportunity to review and ultimately vote on the proposed agreement. It is not uncommon for negotiations to extend through June or beyond.