In January I attended the AFL-CIO 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference where I heard from many influential speakers such as: Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO; Muriel Bowser Mayor, Washington, D.C and Maya Wiley, CEO of the Civil Rights Organization, just to name a few. Some of the key takeaways were that […]January 30, 2023
We are less than 5 months from the expiration of the Northern California Floor Covering Master Agreement and 6 months from the expiration of the Sacramento Area Addendum. We need to know what you want.
I have been hitting the job sites and asking members what they want and the most common things that come up are wages, DDO’s, shift work, per diem and the 45-mile free travel zone. I recently spoke to a classroom of apprentices and explained to them how negotiations work from start to finish and the process the members go through to ratify a contract or reject it. I also went over what happens if we can’t come to terms with management. I am asking you to participate in the negotiation process as a member and help us bargain for what the members want. Please call me if you would like to talk about negotiations or any concerns you have. I can be reached at (916)407-8279.
Additionally, I am asking that everyone who reads this please call the office and ask what contact info we have on file. Right now, we have over 52 members who don’t have an email address on file. We have sent letters asking members to update your information and only received a few calls back. Monthly Membership Meetings are being held via Zoom and you only get an invite if we have an email address for you.