On July 18, the Northern California Ready Mix drivers working for Cemex and Central Concrete, who are members of Local 853 and 315, overwhelmingly ratified their contract extension by mail ballot. This contract impacts 600 members at facilities across the Greater Bay Area.
“Given the current circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting inability to do most things in person, full-blown negotiations would have taken months and would have put areas of our contract at potential risk,” said Local 853 Principal Officer Rome Aloise. “Getting an extension enables us to keep the protections our contracts give us, and provide for improvements, given the unknown future.”
The two-year contract extension provides significant wage and benefit increases, an additional sick day, and language clarifications.
“Many thanks to ACA Chair Bo Morgan, and Local 853 Business Agents Scott Gonsalves and Eddie Venancio and Local 315 Business Agent Mike Hughes for working with me to sort through the details and get to a lucrative deal,” said Aloise.