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➤ How did you come up with the 5% / 4% / 3.25%? (12.25%) TA from May 17th? Why didn’t we bargain for more?

  • This is the highest percentage increase we’ve negotiated on record. Your bargaining team worked to get the best increase possible for that TA.
  • With zone pay factored in, the downtown Seattle total package increase is 15.18% over the life of the contract.
  • Several trades have ratified similar, and lower increases over the past months
    • Laborers ratified 5% 4% 3% plus parking
    • Cement Finishers ratified 5% 4% 3% minus parking
    • The membership didn’t ratify the last TA, so the committee is back at the table to try to get an agreement that members will agree to.

Did You Know?

UBC emblem and motto.

The official emblem of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was adopted at the Fourth General Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1884. The motto inscribed therein, “Labor Omnia Vincit,” translated from Latin means “Labor Conquers All Things.” Learn More

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