The Illinois Governor's Office and Teamsters Local 700 have agreed to terms on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement expired on Tuesday.
The new contract covers nearly 350 workers at IDOT, CMS, IDES, and DHS in Cook County. The employees work as highway maintainers, heavy equipment operators and building service and maintenance workers. Negotiations are ongoing for employees represented by Teamsters locals at locations covering the rest of Illinois.
The terms of the tentative agreement include health care benefits, four-year wage freeze and a new performance incentive program for employees.
The tentative agreement will be submitted to the membership of Teamsters Local 700 for a ratification vote. The Teamsters and the Governor’s office also pledged to form a long-term relationship to improve employer-labor relations in state government.
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