Local 710 Continues Ferguson Warehouse Contract Negotiations

New Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement on Most Non-Economic Issues

The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee met Monday to continue negotiations for the warehouse employees at Ferguson. Both the Union and Employer went through all outstanding non-economic issues and reached a tentative agreement on nearly all those items.

The template for the warehouse employees will be the existing Local 710 Ferguson drivers’ contract with exceptions being bargained in a separate Memorandum of Understanding.

Negotiations have been progressing well to get some of our newest members the strong Teamster contract they deserve. The entire bargaining committee is working hard to maintain momentum and bring back a contract to the membership they’ll be proud to ratify.

Bernie Sherlock
Local 710 Business Agent

Some issues that have been tentatively agreed to include:

  • Ensuring work is being performed by employees covered under the contract (with limited exceptions)
  • No reduction to an employee’s workweek if he or she picks up additional work on an extra day
  • Restrictions on the use of temporary employees
  • Creation of four new full-time positions

Bargaining will resume this Friday, where the Union will present an initial economic proposal. Any questions should be directed to bargaining committee members Tomas Quinones and Tommy Reith or Local 710 Business Agent Bernie Sherlock.

The 29 warehouse employees at Ferguson, backed by the Local 710 Ferguson drivers, voted to join Local 710 a few months ago. They work out of three facilities, with the main warehouse located in Addison, Ill., handling the distribution and fabrication of plumbing supplies to the greater Chicagoland area.

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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