Seattle Crane Operator Strike Ends After Tentative Deal Reached

After a 17-day strike Seattle construction workers are back to work as a tentative deal has been reached on a new master labor agreement

The Seattle Times

The Associated General Contractors of Washington and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302 have reached a tentative deal on a new master labor agreement. Failed negotiations resulted in a 17-day strike the slowed or stalled much of the construction in Seattle.

The tentative deal includes a total pay and benefits increase of 17.8% over three years. Workers will also see health and pension benefits increase by $3.22 an hour over the life of the contract. The contract also includes a $1.25 in extra hourly pay for workers working in downtown Seattle.

(more on the tentative new master labor agreement for Western Washington...)