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Teamsters ratify 4-year contract with dealers 4 months after last deal lapsed

January 11, 2019
Members of Teamsters Local 731, which represents parts countermen, stockroom attendants, garage attendants, drivers, and utility employees, on Jan. 6 ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with area dealers who employ the unionized workers.
The contract runs through July 31, 2022.
The dealers were represented in negotiations by the CATA’s employee relations counsel, Franczek Radelet P.C.
Full details of the new contract were reviewed previously at a meeting held Dec. 18 at the CATA.  Three key details about the new contract:
• First-year wage increases are retroactive to Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, with retro increases to be paid in one lump sum, less applicable withholdings, in the second pay period following Jan. 6, 2019.
• First-year increase in the Dealer’s weekly Health & Welfare contribution is not retroactive. Instead, the increase took effect Jan. 7, 2019.  
• There is no first-year increase in the weekly Dealer pension contributions.
Dealers with questions should contact Franczek Radelet’s Terry Creamer at (312) 786-6157 or; Chris Johlie at (312) 786-6152 or; or Dave Radelet at (312) 786-6190 or
The union will produce and disseminate copies of the agreement to 731 dealers in the near future.