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June 28, 2017
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District 5 (Pocatello, ID)
Jun 28, 2017
IUOE Union Hall , 456 N. Arthur
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
Jun 28, 2017
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 1 meeting (Bothell, WA)
Jul 06, 2017
Union Hall, 18701 – 120th Ave. NE.
District 5 Meeting (Spokane, WA)
Jul 10, 2017
Union Hall, 510 S ELM
District 5 Meeting (Tri-Cities, WA)
Jul 11, 2017
CBC Health Science Center, 891 Northgate Dr.
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Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust
Operating Engineers Regional Training Program of Washington
International Union of Operating Engineers
AFL-CIO
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
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Seattle from Gasworks Park - Photo by 302 member John Stelfox
John Carlson STP Apprentice
Roger Hickel Contracting - Anchorage AK
Heavy Equipment 2015 - Juneau Alaska
Jerry Swihart - Steward for the City of Unalaska
Dan Youso Running the Mammoet
Keith Kaiser and Kent Laulainen
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Dave Hausman - DAM DRILLING
JCM Northlink
Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Stward Pat Gould
Brian Kolodzi was in a horrible accident at Evergreen Speedway

Brian Kolodzi was in a horrible accident at Evergreen Speedway. He is a volunteer with the Cascade Push Truck Association and crew member for Mike Steltz.

 

On  Memorial day weekend Local 302 member Brian Kolodzi was in a terrible accident at the Evergreen speedway in Monroe. He got pinned between two racecars in the pits and severely broke both legs. He has undergone multiple surgeries and is recovering at Harborview hospital. We are told that he should expect as much as a year off work for recovery. He will need to be in a wheelchair for a while.
Help Brian Kolodzi after his horrific accident
https://www.youcaring.com/briankokodzi-834815


Loadline 2017 2Q


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Second Quarter 2017 Loadline


Truth about ABC

The Truth About the ABC Video

 

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) (and allied groups) claim to speak for the construction industry, but they’re really a small contractors’ group whose agenda is to promote low wages, bad training and unsafe worksites. Learn the truth before believing their hype.


Resheduled Meeting with Plan Professionals

The rescheduled meeting with the Plan Professionals in Ellensburg is Monday February 27th at 7PM at the Ellensburg Hall.

We will have a meeting for folks who still show up but the Pension and H&S professionals will not be attending.

Since we canceled last weeks meeting with the plan professionals, we have rescheduled the meeting to Monday February 27th at 7pm here at the Ellensburg Hall.


CALL TO ACTION

Thank You Much - Call To Action Success
Read all about it at The STAND

I wanted to thank all the members and the brothers and sisters from the other crafts that took swift action on this critical fight in the WA Legislature.  Any advancement or movement on Right to Work will be faced with our strongest opposition!

In Solidarity,
Daren Konopaski
Business Manager

A link to the public hearing (audio only)

CALL TO ACTION: Opposed to Right to Work Senate Bill 5692   

A “Right to work” bill has been scheduled for public hearing in Olympia in Senator Baumgartner’s Commerce, Labor and Sports committee on Wednesday, February 8, at 1:30pm in Senate Hearing Room 4.  Senate Bill 5692 would allow individuals to benefit from Union representation without paying their fair share.  Senator Baumgartner has decided to take a play right out of the playbook at work in D.C. and we need to tell him Not in this Washington, here we pay for our services.  This is an assault on Unions plain and simple.

At this time, we are asking ALL construction union members living in and around Spokane to call Senator Baumgartner’s office at 360-786-7610, after 6:00pm once every day through, and including Tuesday February 7 (or until the bill is removed from the agenda), and tell him you are Opposed to Right to Work Senate Bill 5692. 

This bill is an insult to Labor, but keep in mind that we should always be looking to build bridges with legislators, not walls.  Comments should be polite and on message.  The following bullet points are offered as possible points to address.  As members call back over the coming few days, different points may be used.

Begin with your name and place of residence and say that you are
Opposed to Right to Work Senate Bill 5692

Then build from the following:

  • Right-to-work laws don't grant any rights, they simply weaken unions
  • These laws allow workers who do not pay union dues to obtain the same benefits, including legal representation from unions, as union members without paying for them
  • Workers (union and non-union) in right-to-work states make more than $5,000 a year less, on average, than in other states
  • States without right-to-work laws have healthier tax bases, which leads to better government programs and educational systems
  • Because unions lead in the fight to ensure safety and health standards for all workers, laws that weaken unions also weaken these standards. The workplace death rate is 51 percent higher in right-to-work states
  • Without strong unions to fight for benefits for workers, right-to-work states have 21 percent more people without health insurance
  • The infant mortality rate in right-to-work states is 16 percent higher
  • Without strong unions to fight for better wages for all workers, the poverty rate in right-to-work states is 2.3 percent higher
  • Right-to-work states offer a maximum weekly worker compensation benefit $30 less than other states
  • Right-to-work laws disproportionately harm women. Union women, on average, earn $149 more per week than non-union women
  • The wage gap between men and women in the United States is 32 percent. It is only 5 percent between union men and women
  • Right-to-work laws disproportionately harm people of color. Hispanic and Latino union members earn 45 percent more and African-Americans who are in unions see salaries 30 percent higher than African-Americans that are not in unions
  • The more workers that are unionized, the higher the wages that employers will offer, even to non-union workers, since workers are less willing to accept substandard wages
  • Higher wages mean more money is spent by working families, boosting the economy and leading to lower unemployment numbers
  • Higher rates of unionism lead to increases in productivity in both union jobs and non-union jobs, as employers must bring in new technology, new techniques and better training in order to attract better workers
  • Employers frequently offer higher wages to workers in order to prevent them from organizing a union, meaning that even the presence of unions and the possibility of their existence in a workplace increases wages
  • Right-to-work laws interfere with employer-worker contracts by limiting what the two sides can engage in. These laws don't encourage freedom, they restrain it for all involved, placing the 'wisdom' of conservative politicians over that of both employers and workers


Pension, Health and Welfare Educational Meetings

Pension, Health and Welfare Educational Meetings

Pension, Health and Welfare educational meetings, bring your spouse ask questions, get informed.  The Actuaries and trust professionals will be there. 

District 5
Ellensburg
 
Wed, Feb 27 7PM – 9PM 302 Ellensburg – Local 302 Union Office
403 S. Water St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
District 3
Silverdale
Wed, Feb 15 7PM – 9PM 302 Bremerton/Silverdale – Kitsap Conference Center
Bremerton Harborside

100 Washington Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337
District 8
Juneau 
Tues, Feb 21 7PM – 9PM 302 Juneau – Juneau Travelodge
Glacier Room

9200 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801
District 7
Fairbanks 
 
Wed, Feb 22 7PM – 9PM 302 Fairbanks – Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center
3600 Cartwright Court
Fairbanks, AK 99707
District 6
Anchorage
 
Thur, Feb 23 7PM – 9PM 302 Anchorage – Local 302 Union Office
4001 Denali Street, Suite A
Anchorage, AK 99503
Tacoma Wed, Mar 1 7PM – 9PM 612 Tacoma/ Lakewood – Holiday Inn Express Suites
11751 Pacific Hwy.
SW Lakewood, WA 98499
District 1
Bothell 
Thurs, Mar 2 7PM – 9PM 302 Bothell – Local 302 Union Office
18701 120th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
                                 


 


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North Dakota Access Pipeline

As many of you have heard about the fight that is occurring with the North Dakota access pipeline I wanted to let you know that we are in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in North Dakota with the Laborers and the other crafts.  It is a sad day indeed when other AFL-CIO affiliated unions stand against our brothers and sisters.  This letter from Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers International lays out the facts and circumstances associated with this project. 

Please review the letter from Terry O'Sullivan


Decision Time

Decision Time
 


2016 ENDORSEMENTS

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Alaska Idaho Washington  



Alaska Members on KTVA

Local 302 members helping keep America safe
Please view the video/page at KTVA


Building Trades

On August 1, 2016 we will again be reaffiliated with the WA State Building and Construction Trades Council (WSBCTC).  With our priorities aligned on job creation and worker protections, our voice together is stronger than it is apart.  This historic decision will bring our Washington affiliation in line with Local 302 Building Trades' affiliations in Alaska and Idaho.  In addition, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters (our sister union in the National Construction Alliance II) will also be reaffiliating bringing all of the major construction unions back into the WSBCTC.  

In Solidarity,  

Daren Konopaski
International VP and Business Manager

 

Read more at The STAND

Prescription Drug Carrier

Prescription Drug Carrier Change

Please review this information on the Prescription Drug Carrier change to OptumRx from the next Loadline




Changes to Pension Plan

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Click this link to access the member page with the change document

 


Members can download all contracts

The following contracts are publicly posted:

Alaska MLA with Associated General Contractors, 2016-2017

Washington MLA with Associated General Contractors 2015-2018

Revised Schedule A - Washington MLA

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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