From R to L: Lance Asher, Tim Smith, Steven Martin, and Douglas Trotter, and John Scearcy
Our members at Viking Sprinkler voted unanimously today to ratify a new three-year contract.
The agreement, which was negotiated by our Union's Secretary-Treasurer, John Scearcy, provides wage and pension increases, and significant improvements to the employees' dental coverage.
"We're really happy with this contract, it's probably the best we've had," said Tim Smith, a member of over 20 years. "John worked his tail off getting us a good contract."
"We're really happy with this contract, it's probably the best we've had."
Our Shop Steward, Douglas Trotter, who participated in negotiations, agreed:
"I'm feeling really good about this contract. It's always a pleasure to have John Scearcy come in and facilitate the negotiations. I feel honored to have had him on board with this one."
Trotter has been with the company for 14 years, and has been a Shop Steward for nine.
Another member, Steven Martin, who came to Viking from a non-Union shop just eight months ago, was also pleased. "This whole Teamster Union thing is new to me. You get way better benefits, better medical. Overall everything is much better."