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January 18, 2019
Upcoming Events
District 8 meeting (Juneau, AK)
Jan 22, 2019
Juneau IUOE 302 Hall: 9309 Glacier Hwy, BldgA-102B
District 5 Meeting (Boise, ID)
Jan 22, 2019
IUOE Union Hall, 225 N 16th
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
Jan 23, 2019
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 5 (Pocatello, ID)
Jan 23, 2019
IUOE Union Hall , 456 N. Arthur
District 6 meeting (Anchorage, AK)
Jan 24, 2019
4001 Denali St. Suite A Anchorage, AK
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Important Links
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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Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Steward Pat Gould
Local 302 Hiring Update

Local 302 Hiring Update:

Two new staff members were recently hired in WA and AK. Please join us in welcoming Eric and Kim to the team. 

  Eric Arntson – Field Representative in District 3 (WA Peninsula)
  Kim Vincelette – Dispatcher in District 7 (Fairbanks)

 


New Member Education Class

New Member Education Class

We will be having a New Member education class on March 2nd from 8:00 am to noon. We will also be having a steward training class on February 16th from 8:00 am to Noon. 

Please call dispatch and get on the list if you are interested.


Unemployment and Out-of-Work List

Unemployment and Out-of-Work List Member Update and Reminder:

Full referral union hall status is what affords our members the ability to be eligible for unemployment benefits without the weekly job search requirements.  In order to be eligible for unemployment benefits, you need to be a member in good standing and appropriately registered on the OWL. So don’t forget to register and/or re-register as the hiring hall rules require even if you have been given a return-to-work date.   Failure to do so could result in you being required to pay back any benefits received. 

Also, when you check in on the OWL it is a good time to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.  


2018 Women Build Nations - Seattle, WA

2018 Women Build Nations - Seattle, WA


Celebration of Life for Richard Elliott

Celebration of Life for Richard Elliott:

Local 302 member, Richard Elliott recently passed away after suffering from a debilitating health event.

A celebration of life & potluck will be held on November 4th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at 15116 180th SE, Monroe, WA 98272.  Please feel free to bring a dish to share.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Elliott and his family.  A Go Fund Me site has been established for donations to Brother Elliott’s wife and family:

https://www.gofundme.com/66f1ue0?member=830620
 


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Richard Elliot

Member Support Needed:

Local 302 member, Richard Elliot recently suffered a debilitating health event and is in critical care. Brother Elliott is a 22-year member who was working for McDowell. Brother Elliott and his family are in need of member support. Please consider contributing to his gofundme account.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Elliott and his family.

https://www.gofundme.com/66f1ue0?member=830620


Contract Vote - Friday - Sept 28

WESTERN WA AGC MASTER LABOR AGREEMENT:  RATIFIED

YES: 75%
NO:  25%


Contract Vote Update - Monday - Sept 17

Contract Vote Update:

Now that the ballots are out for the Third Tentative Agreement (TA) of the Western WA AGC Master Labor Agreement and you will soon be reviewing the offer and casting your vote I wanted to relay some thoughts and perspective on the offer.  First, I want to refer you to the compensation packages for both this TA and the new Master Labor Agreement of Western WA (MLAWW).  Both of these agreements reflect some of the most significant compensation increases we have had in as far back as I can remember.  In addition to our significant monetary increases, we also negotiated for the inclusion of some critical language changes relating to double-time after 12 hours of work and special shift premium. 

I realize that there is some confusion about the impact on the two rates and how that will affect the members working under these two agreements.  Simply put, public work will be prevailed at the higher of the two rates and private work will be paid at the contract rate that your contractor is signatory to.  The new Prevailing Wage law that we were successful in passing last year, provides: “For trades and occupations with more than one collective bargaining agreement in the county, the higher rate will prevail.” At this time, the new MLAWW includes a rate that is higher than the TA.   

With respect to the TA before you, I believe this TA reflects the highest financial offer the contractors are willing to make without further concessions on the language and retro pay.  I am proud of this organization and the membership for taking a stand!  The way we came together was phenomenal and, with the support of the other crafts, we were able to come back with a final counter offer that is worthy of your thoughtful consideration.  

Thank you for seriously considering this TA and casting your vote. 

In Solidarity,

Daren Konopaksi
International VP & Business Manager


Strike Fund Checks and Ballot Update - Wednesday - Sept 12

Strike Fund Checks and Ballot Update:

The Strike Fund Checks and the Third Tentative Agreement Ballot for the Western WA AGC MLA were both mailed today.  Thank you again for your support and service during the labor dispute and please cast your vote.

In Solidarity,
Daren Konopaski
International VP & Business Manager


3rd Western Washington Tentative Agreement - Tuesday - Sept 11

3rd Western Washington AGC Tentative Agreement
Contract Changes Summary

A Third tentative agreement was reached on Thursday, September 6, 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 September 27th.  Ballots will be counted at the District 1 hall on September 28th.

Agreement Summary Letter Language Changes Economics


Labor Dispute - Thursday - Sept 6

Western WA MLA and Strike Update:

A 3rd Tentative Agreement was reached for the Western WA Master Labor Agreement, and members are to stand down on all picketing actions and return to regular work status effective tomorrow, September 7th.

The new, tentative agreement will be posted on our website soon.  


MLAWW Signatory Contractor Update

MLAWW Signatory Contractor Update:

As has been reported in prior posts, we have been busy signing, voting, and implementing the new Master Labor Agreement of Western WA (MLAWW).  Many more are still in process, but currently the following contractors are signatory to the MLAWW: 

AAA Construction, ABI, Advantage Dirt, American Bridge, Axis Crane, Barnhart, Bianchi, Cascade Tower and Rigging, Columbia Crane, Continental Dirt, CTI, Del Hur, Duncan Crane, Ed’s Bulldozing, Ford Crane, Garner, Harbor Excavation, Hot Mix, HT Seattle (Owner), Greenfield Construction, Image Crane, Imhoff Crane, Interwest Construction, Jensen Drilling, Jordan Excavating, JR Hayes, Maroni Construction, Mayfield Hoisting, McCann Construction, Millican Crane Service, Ness Crane, Nordland, Olin Excavating, Olson Brothers, Olympic Paving, Omega Morgan, Omega Rigger, Orion Marine, NW Tower, Pacific Civil & Infrastructure, Rainier Crane, Rev Drilling, Rhodes Crane, Rognlin’s, Seaburg Construction, Seattle Tower Crane, Sierra Pacific, Springhill, Strickland & Sons, and Western Crane.

For any contractors interested in this option please see the post from last Thursday.

In Solidarity,
Daren Konopaski

International VP and Business Manager




 
 
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