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USA: Irving Materials workers end strike after company agrees to new three-year contract, ensuring health care and wage increases

"Teamsters Local 215 Ratifies Contract with Irving Materials, Inc.", 7 August 2019

Teamsters Local 215 members employed by Irving Materials...in...Indiana ended their strike against the company and ratified a new three-year contract...

...The workers went on strike...after the company insisted in their “final offer” that the workers pull out of the Central States Health and Welfare Fund...so they could join a company plan with inferior benefits. After more than a month of striking, the workers reached an agreement with the company where they not only kept their health care, but also obtained hourly wage increases totaling $3.05 over the lifetime of the contract...The new contract runs through April 1, 2022...