Labor Relations

AGC of Washington provides a wide range of labor services for both union and open-shop contractors.

UPDATE: 2021 Labor Negotiations

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE CARPENTERS’ UNION STRIKE, SEE THE CARPENTERS SECTION BELOW.

AGC of Washington is currently involved in negotiating new contracts with the labor unions below. This is the latest information as of 3:00 p.m., September 27, 2021.


Cement Masons:
The contract is now posted to our Labor Relations page, below.


Laborers:
The contract has been ratified. Wages and fringes have been posted and are effective 6/10/21. The contract will be posted shortly. Please note that there may be some conflicting information posted. The AGC and the Laborers have agreed to extend all the terms and conditions of the current 2018-2021 contract from the termination date of May 31, 2021 until June 15, 2021 or ratification by union members whichever comes first. The newly negotiated wages and fringes are effective June 10, 2021. The Laborers and the AGC have posted this information on their web pages.

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Carpenters: AGC’s negotiating committee will be returning to the bargaining table with the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters this week. Updates to follow.

To be added to our negotiation communication list, please email Penny Schmitt.

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Operating Engineers Local 302: The contract and wages/fringes are now posted below. 
Operating Engineers Local 612: The contract and wages/fringes are now posted below.
Teamsters: The contract has been ratified. We will post the Master Labor Agreement shortly. The wages/fringes are now posted below.
(Please note: AGC does not negotiate the Sand and Gravel agreement.)

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AGC's Labor Relations Department can help you to

AGC Master Labor Agreements and Wage Summaries

AGC provides master labor agreements and negotiated contracts between AGC and the five basic crafts.
Current collective-bargaining agreements and wage/fringe summaries are provided here.

UNION
MASTER LABOR AGREEMENT
WAGE/FRINGE SUMMARY
Carpenters* June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021 (Click here to view) June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021 (Click here to view)
Cement Masons June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view) June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view)
Laborers June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021 (Click here to view) June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view)
Operators 302 June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view) June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view)
Operators 612 June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view) June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view)
Teamsters June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021 (Click here to view) June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 (Click here to view)

* Divers’ addendum and Central Washington Appendix III included in Carpenters’ Master Agreement.

Note: Previous wage/fringe summaries are available upon request. Please contact Andrew Ledbetter.

AGC Labor-Relations Resources

Dual-Gate System Packet
This packet defines the procedure under the National Labor Relations Act which isolates a disputing union and employer, thereby allowing other neutral contractors to continue working. AGC of Washington members may purchase printed dual-gate signs, as well as a guide for procedures on establishing a dual-gate system, for $20 plus tax for the pair, at the Seattle AGC office -(1200 Westlake Avenue N, suite 301). Contact Penny Schmitt at 206.284.0061. Click here to view.

Jobsite Labor-Relations Manual
Contains sections on What to Do Before and During a Strike and How to Set Up a Dual-Gate System
Click here to view.

Click here to view the Washington Construction Industry Substance-Abuse program

There is a wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities available in Washington state. Click here to view.

UNION LABOR

Andrew Ledbetter  Director, Labor Relations 
aledbetter@agcwa.com
Tel. 206.812.4865

Penny Schmitt   Labor Relations/Safety Assistant
pschmitt@agcwa.com
Tel. 206.812.4864

OPEN SHOP

Our new Open-Shop contact will be named soon.
In the mean time, if we can be of assistance, please call our main office at 206.284.0061.

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