After weeklong strike, Operating Engineers Local 513 reaches tentative agreement with AGC of Missouri

Members will vote on the contract May 12

Bridgeton, MO – Operating Engineers Local 513 has reached a tentative agreement with AGC of Missouri after a weeklong strike, Local 513 President and Business Manager Brian Graff said May 6. Members were scheduled to vote on the tentative agreement at their next regularly scheduled union meeting on May 12.

Representing some 4,200 heavy equipment operators and mechanics in Eastern Missouri, Local 513 members went on strike May 1 and stood strong to sign an improved contract.

“Local 513 has a long history of fighting for the rights and interests of our members,” Graff said. “Our union keeps the entire construction industry in mind when we negotiate. This contract is a just agreement for our membership that includes fair compensation, benefits, and dignity on the job site.”

Operating Engineers Local 513 and the AGC of Missouri meet every three to five years to renew their contract. Negotiations are difficult for everyone, Graff said, and it is the goal of Local 513 to fight for its members while working to make the construction industry a better place for all workers and contractors.

“Local 513 wants to thank our union brothers and sisters that supported us this week during the strike. We know it wasn’t easy, but the solidarity shown by our fellow union members will not be forgotten,” Graff stressed. “St. Louis is a union town and Missouri is a pro-union state. When workers stand together, we have the power to create a better working environment for everyone.”


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