Great concrete contracts


Local 150 ratified a historic agreement with Cemex in February. Ron Cannizzaro served as chief spokesman, backed up by a tough fighting committee, reports Local 150 Secretary-Treasurer Dale Wentz proudly. “The end result of these negotiations was double-time pay, and $8 an hour over three years—the highest wage increase that the members have ever seen.”

Similarly, at Syar Concrete, Wentz reports that members were able to secure a $5 an hour raise the first year of the contract, with more money to allocate in upcoming years for wages and pension. This agreement was jointly negotiated with Local 315. Ron Cannizzaro and Dustin Baumbach were the chief spokesmen of these negotiations.