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August 19, 2018
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District 5 (Pocatello, ID)
Aug 22, 2018
IUOE Union Hall , 456 N. Arthur
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
Aug 22, 2018
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 6 meeting (Anchorage, AK)
Aug 23, 2018
4001 Denali St. Suite A Anchorage, AK
District 5 Meeting (Boise, ID)
Aug 28, 2018
IUOE Union Hall, 225 N 16th
District 8 meeting (Juneau, AK)
Aug 28, 2018
Juneau IUOE 302 Hall: 9309 Glacier Hwy, BldgA-102B
Important Links
Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust
Operating Engineers Regional Training Program of Washington
International Union of Operating Engineers
Alaska AFL-CIO
The Stand - A project of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. DOL - Employment & Training Administration
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Division
National Labor Relations Board
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Prevailing Wage in Alaska
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Prevailing Wage in Washington
Justin Goodner and Dean Dorsett working on the demolition of the Rainer Square in Seattle
Jeff Brown with Secon Construction loading trucks
Garco Con., CSO tank, Todd Trautman
Jerry Swihart - Steward for the City of Unalaska
John Carlson STP Apprentice
Heavy Equipment 2015 - Juneau Alaska
Dan Youso Running the Mammoet
JCM Northlink
Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Stward Pat Gould


Immediately following the counting of the ballots on Monday, August 20th we will notify you on this website of the results.

If the contract votes up:  All members will continue working as normal as we work with contractors on implementing the new contract. 

If the contract votes down: EFFECTIVE at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, there will be an immediate economic stand down for all Western Washington Master Labor Agreement work.  This means that all members of Local 302 working under the Washington Master Labor Agreement are expected to withhold their labor, and not report to work, for the duration of the strike.

IMPORTANT, this does not apply to Local 302 members who are:

  • Working outside of Districts 1-4.
  • Working under a Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”) or Community Workforce Agreement (“CWA”).
  • Working for Skanska (a CBA with a different expiration schedule).
  • Working under the West Coast Drill Shaft Agreement.    
  • Working under a Refinery Building Trades Agreement.

All members who fall into the above categories must report to work.

BE ADVISED.  If the contract is voted down, additional information will be posted immediately following the vote on this website providing guidance to members with regard to which members (by industry and employer) will be scheduled, and in what order, to report to the Bothell Hall for picket assignments.  This will be a rolling schedule, beginning on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

BE FURTHER ADVISED: If the contract is voted down, as you exit the job on your last shift it is imperative that all Local 302 hands comply with all safety protocols with regard to equipment and job site maintenance.  Do not leave any job site before all safety protocols have been executed.

Finally, please review the Local 302 picket line rules attached below.  These rules must be complied with at all times in every job action.

302 Picket Rules

If you have any questions, contact your Business Agent. 

  1. Downtown Seattle:  Denny McKinney, 206-841-4170 & Ron Dahl, 206-391-2336
  2. South King County:  Larry Gregory, 206-851-6176 & Al Cummins, 206-391-2337
  3. East King County: Gabe Chavez, 425-518-2069 & Marge Newgent, 206-852-0000
  4. North King/Snohomish Counties: Rick Cunningham, 206-251-5893
  5. Whatcom, Island, and Skagit Counties: Tony Zempel, 206-251-5399
  6. Olympic Peninsula: George Garten, 360-649-3055
  7. Central/Eastern Washington (Not District 5): Sean Jeffries, 509-307-7059

2nd Western Washington Tentative Agreement

2nd Western Washington Tentative Agreement
Contract Changes Summary

Please view the Contract Changes Summary

A Second tentative agreement was reached on Thursday, August 2, 2018, for the Western WA Master Labor Agreement.  The ballots will be mailed soon along with a cover letter, a summary of the proposed changes, and a breakdown of the new economic proposal.  The ballots must be received by the post office no later than August 19.  Ballots will be counted at the District 1 hall on August 20.


Western WA Contract Update

Western WA Contract Update:

At the meeting today there was very little movement from the contractors, and therefore the negotiations have become more contentious.  We scheduled another meeting to try again for this Thursday, August 2nd. We will have a real time update at the District 1 Meeting to follow.

Western WA MLA Update

Western WA MLA Update

The negotiating team met today and has another bargaining session scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st.  Keep working at this time and we will update you of the progress. 



NO:   64%
YES:  36%

The Negotiation Team will be going back to the bargaining table this Friday, July 27th. We will keep you informed of the progress and we appreciate the membership participation and continued support.

Membership Meeting Notice

Membership Meeting Notice

There will be a non-mandatory educational meeting hosted Monday, July 23rd evening beginning at 7:00 pm at the Bothell Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to explain the types of bargaining agreements that can be negotiated or considered for different groups and associations. 

Contract Summary

Contract Changes Summary

Please view the Contract Changes Summary

Additional breakdown of the economics

Top Hand 2018

Top Hand 1018

Tentative Master Agreement Reached

District 1 (WA) Union Mtg. Date Change & Tentative Master Agreement Reached

The District 1, Bothell meeting was rescheduled at our last monthly meeting to this coming Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Today, we reached a tentative agreement for the Western WA Master Labor Agreement and we intend to discuss the details of it at this meeting and at the other district meetings this month.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 

District 1 Meeting Date Change

Next District 1 Meeting Moved to Monday, July 2nd

Just a reminder that due to the upcoming holiday, the next District 1 Meeting has moved to Monday July 2nd at 7:00PM  See you there.

Contract Update

Contract Update

The Local 302 Bargaining Team has agreed to an extension of the Western WA Master Labor Agreement negotiations through Friday, July 6th.  The team agreed to this because it aligns us with the Carpenters extension and the negotiations continue to be productive.  We are hopeful that with the additional time that a tentative agreement will be reached.  Our future negotiation dates are June 25, 28th, July 2nd, and possibly more. We appreciate your continued support and patience.

District 1 Meeting Agenda

District 1 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the District 1, June 7th meeting in Bothell will be for Honoring Years of Service and Apprenticeship Graduation ceremonies.  The Local 302 Bargaining Team wanted to alert members that because WA Master Labor Agreement negotiations were still underway that we would not be discussing any details.  However, if negotiations continue to be productive and result in a tentative agreement before the next regular District 1 Bothell meeting we will call a Special Meeting to discuss them.  Notice of this meeting will be published when and if it is set.   We appreciate all the member support!

MLA Negotiation Update

MLA Negotiation Update

The Local 302 Bargaining Team has decided it’s in the best interest of the members to extend the Western WA Master Labor Agreement through Friday, June 15th. Although there has been some forward progress in negotiations we have not been able to reach a tentative agreement worthy of taking to the membership for a vote, before other options were resorted to. With more time, we are hopeful to bring the best contract possible back to the membership for a vote. We appreciate all the member support! 

Our future negotiation dates scheduled are June 8th, 11th and 12th.

Members can download all contracts

The following contracts are publicly posted:

Alaska MLA with Associated General Contractors, 2018-2019

Washington MLA with Associated General Contractors 2015-2018

Revised Schedule A - Washington MLA

Construction Site Surveyor 2015-2018

All of Local 302's contracts are now posted on this site's Contracts Page.  However, access to that page is restricted to Local 302 members who have registered to use the site.  Click here to register, or if you have forgotten your user name or password click here.  If you are looking for a contract that is not posted on this site, please contact us.


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