Argent Materials drivers organize and ratify first contract

The employees at Argent Materials in Oakland unanimously voted for union representation in November 2021 and in August 2022, their first contract was signed, sealed, and delivered.

These workers are dump truck drivers who pick up broken-up concrete and bring it to a recycling yard and they deliver construction aggregate products. “Their first-time agreement includes increases to wages, health and welfare through the Teamster Benefit Trust, and contributions into the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund, and much, much more,” said Business Rep Stu Helfer.

“I’d like to give thanks to all of the members at Argent for their support during the negotiations – and their ability to stay out of trouble so that they got a great contract,” Helfer added.