Note: This information is culled from different sources, as reported to the Builders Association, which claims no responsibility for the accuracy of these reports. Contact Denise Herdrich with questions on this or any other labor issue
Automobile Mechanics Local 701
The initial negotiation meeting between the parties is scheduled for May 2.
Carpenters 174 (Commercial)(Will County)
The parties met on March 29.
Electricians Locals 117, 150, 461 and 701 (inside and voice data video agreements)(McHenry, Northern Kane, Lake, Kendall, Southern Kane and DuPage)
The Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA has met separately with each of the IBEW Local Unions fornegotiation of the Inside Agreement and Voice Data Video Agreement in each area. Additional separatemeetings with three of the areas are scheduled for April 18.
Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17(Cook, DuPage, Will, Grundy, Kendall, Stark, Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, McLean, Kane, Lake, McHenry, LaSalle,Livingston, Kankakee, Putnam, Iroquois, Ford, DeKalb, Lee)
The parties met on March 29 and were scheduled to meet again on April 4.
Plumbers Local 93(Lake & McHenry)
Negotiations will commence on April 19.
Pipefitters Local 597(Cook, Lake, McHenry & Will)
The MCA and Pipefitters Local Union 597 reached agreement on a new contract effective March 9, 2012. In relation to wages and fringes, beginning June 1, 2012, the package will be increased by $2.00 ($1.00increase in the base wage and $1.00 increase to the defined contribution fund) and beginning June 1,2013, the total package will be increased by $2.50. Apprentices will receive the percentage increase onthe base wage, but will not, for the duration of the two-year deal, receive any increase in the definedcontribution plan (401k). In addition, a joint Market Preservation Committee has been created atwhich the parties can discuss any issue relevant to preserving their market.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501(DuPage, Kane, Kendall & DeKalb)
The two sides have had a total of seven bargaining meetings since March 6, 2012. A number of tentativeagreements have been signed at this point, but the two sides have reached impasse based on the rejectionby each party of the other's wage proposals and a number of proposals by management. Preparations areunderway for arbitration / continuation of negotiations by the Industry Relations Council (IRC).
Cement Masons Local 18, Area 152(Bloomington)
The parties will be meeting on April 13.
Cement Masons Local 18, Area 539(Springfield)
The parties’ second negotiation meeting is scheduled for April 20.
Iron Workers Local 46(Springfield)
A tentative two-year agreement has been reached at $1.40 and $1.50 respectively.
Iron Workers Local 380(Champaign)
The parties have met twice and are meeting again on April 18.
Laborers Local 231(Western Illinois)
The second negotiation meeting is scheduled for April 17.
Plasterers Local 18, Area 59
There is a tentative three-year agreement, with economics of $1.10, $1.15, and $1.20. The first yearequated to a 2.35 percent increase.
Plasterers Local 143(Champaign)
An agreement has been reached with increases of $1.10, $1.10 and $1/10. There were no languagechanges.
Bricklayers, Local 6(LaSalle Chapter)
A three-year contract has been negotiated with monetary increases of $1.26, $1.25 and $1.25.
Carpenters Local 195 (Commercial)(LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Marshall & Stark)
The parties concluded a three-year agreement. Economics are $1.26, $1.25 and $1.25.
Cement Masons Local 11 (Area 297) and Local 18 (Areas 158 and 12)(LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Henry, Livingston & Stark)
There is a three-year contract with economic increases of $1.36, $1.20 and $1.20.
Operating Engineers Local 649
The initial negotiation meeting was held on March 23 and the parties will meet again on April 6.
Iron Workers Local 112
The parties are scheduled to meet on April 2.
There has been one meeting to date.
Carpenters and Laborers
There was a settlement with the Carpenters and the Laborers in advance of the Right to Work effectivedate of March 15th. The Carpenters and the Laborers agreements carried some minor economicconcessions and established a separate Commercial Agreement. The Carpenters agreed to a 3-yearcontract at $1.70 each year for both agreements. The Laborers signed off on 3 years for the CommercialAgreement and 5 years for the Industrial Agreement.
The negotiations were not completed with the Cement Finishers by March 15 and the parties are expectedto resume negotiations at the end of April.
Bricklayers and Cement Masons(Rochester)
There were wage openers for both trades and both of them arrived at $1.00 effective May l. (This is thefinal year of a three-year agreement; the first two years were freezes for each trade.)
The contract expiration date is April 30. The parties have met and there are currently offers beingconsidered by the union.