Posted July 28, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this article finds you doing well and trying to stay cool during the scorching summer days of July. I want to thank those of you who came out and voted on the Northern California Floor Covering Master Agreement (Bay Area) last month and helped to ratify the agreement. I received numerous calls asking why a local 1237 member would be voting on the Master Agreement. We vote on it because we use over 50% of the language and what does not work for local 1237 members goes into the Sacramento Addendum. We are now ready to vote on the Sacramento Floor Covering Area Addendum. Below is what was negotiated, we will be voting on Monday July 31st. I cannot stress how important it is to vote and have your voice heard. 

Sacramento Floor Coverer’s Ratification Vote July 31, 2023

6:00am – 5:00pm

Tentative Agreement Value Over Life of the Agreement(Averaging 1600 Hours a Year)
Increase DateRaiseHoursValue
Total Value$42,000

Contract proposal:

  • 4-year contract for $14.00 total to the Total Package:

o January 1, 2024 – $3.00

o January 1, 2025 – $3.25

o January 1, 2026 – $3.75

o January 1, 2027 – $4.00

  • With the Addendum expiring with the Master Agreement moving forward.
  • Per Diem going from $45 a day to $75 a day.
  • Shift Premium from 20% to 25% above scale.
  • Clarifying language on 40-hour shift work weeks. If less than half of your starting day is on Sunday, hours are paid at Shift Rate and if half of your hours on the last day are worked on Saturday, hours are paid at Shift Rate. Hours to follow the overtime rates if it is more than half of the day is worked on those days.
  • Added Exceptional Condition Permit for unforeseen circumstances, to be approved by the Union.
  • Added Apprenticeship language to be in alignment with the Apprenticeship Standards.
  • Apprentices can put their name on the Out-of-Work List if not worked for 3 consecutive days and not be considered quitting their Employer.
  • Mileage radius increase from 45 to 60 miles without travel pay.

All Members can vote at any location listed below. Bring your ID or current dues card

Voting Locations

Sacramento: 7111 Governors Circle, Sacramento Fresno: 4650 E. Weathermaker Ave., Fresno San Leandro: 2020 Williams St., San Leandro


Randy Rojas

Business Representative

DC16/LU 1237



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