On March 29th, the members of Local 510 met, discussed, questioned and commented on the pros and cons of the new contract recommended by our Negotiating Committee.
After the meeting was concluded, the votes were tallied and the new 2-year contract was approved by a margin of approximately 4 to 1. The exact count was 194 in favor and 49 against.
A $1.00 increase on April 1st to both Shop/Show halves of the Agreement to the Pension Plan is the only modification until April 1, 2011. Other changes to the Agreement can be viewed by clicking here.
New labor agreements will be mailed out as soon as they are proofed and printed.
Local 510 represents Bay Area Trade Show and Convention Installers and Exhibit Builders, as well as Sign Painters and Pictorial workers. The union has existed since March of 1900. Their jurisdiction covers Northern California and they are affiliated with District Council 36 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
Local 510 installs and builds tradeshows and conventions from floor to ceiling.
They have approximately 900 individual members, as well as several hundred applicants who work during busy times. The union provides labor for more than 50 contractors in the Greater Bay Area.
For more information, visit www.local510.org.