Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, $1,000 Ratification Bonuses

Teamsters Local 710 drivers at Rex Radiator recently ratified a new five-year agreement, retroactive to April 1, 2013.

Local 710 members secured a wage increase of $2.05 per hour as of August 1, 2016, and another increase of 75 cents per hour that will go into effect August 1, 2017. Each member also received a substantial $1,000 signing bonus.

“It was important to secure a significant wage bump that these members could see on their paychecks right away,” said Bernie Sherlock, Local 710 Business Agent. “Their patience paid off, and the additional signing bonus was another nice benefit that we won for this hardworking crew.”

Additionally, the employer will also increase company contribution rates to members’ health and welfare plans.

The Teamster members at Rex Radiator drive pick-up trucks to deliver radiators around the greater Chicagoland area.

Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.