Airgas Teamsters to Vote New Contract for Drivers and Warehouse

Local 710 Reaches Tentative Agreement with Wage Increases, Health & Welfare Improvements

The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee for Airgas reached a tentative agreement on February 8. The membership will vote the contract on Sunday.

The tentative agreement covers approximately 16 warehouse workers and drivers who work out of the plant in Riverdale, Ill. and includes the following:

  • Wage increases of two-and-a-half to three percent
  • Movement into the Chicago Truck Drivers Union (CTDU) PPO health insurance plan
  • Company to pay 100 percent of the contribution costs to the employees’ health plan for the first two years of the agreement, saving each member approximately $4,500 per year

Additionally, if the contract is ratified before March 31, members will also receive a $500 signing bonus.

Local 710 fought hard for this agreement, and it really shows.

It’s of the utmost importance to make sure healthcare remains affordable for our members while maintaining good benefits, and this plan will do just that.

John T. Coli
Trustee of Local 710

Any questions may be directed to Business Agent Demetrius Morton at (773) 254-3200 or Union Steward John Edwards.

Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.

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