FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Nystrom, Executive VP Sept. 20, 2018 OE 324 Leaders Falsely Claim that MITA Rejected an Agreement to Restart Road Work “The Union Leaders are Flat out Lying” This statement is from Mike Nystrom, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA). Nystrom is commenting on a false media statement issued […]
As you should know, industry (MITA) has reached out to the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) numerous times over the past several months in an attempt to initiate contract discussions. To date, the union has refused to meet, and now the union has initiated a strike against a MITA contractor and has used a […]
MITA issued a press release this week regarding the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) Health Care Plan. Click here to read the full press release. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 517-896-1493.
This bulletin only applies to contractors who have signed power of attorney to MITA for Road and Utility Distribution construction. If you are an independent union contractor, you will have received a separate mailing and will be working under a separate set of rules that will not affect your fringe benefit payments, as directed in […]
Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) continues to refuse to meet with MITA, even though the MITA/OE Utility Distribution Agreement has been expired since May 1, 2018, and the MITA/OE Road Agreement has been expired since June 1, 2018. By all accounts, business continues as usual; however, there are many moving parts in play that […]
At 12:00 a.m. today (Friday, June 1, 2018), the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE) and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA), commonly referred to within the industry as the MITA/OE Road Agreement, expired. Although the industry, through MITA, has made several attempts to initiate negotiations […]
MITA issued a press release this morning regarding the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) Health Care Plan. Click here to read the full press release. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President, at email@example.com or at 517-896-1493.
In 2014, Doug Stockwell, Business Manager of Operating Engineers Local 324 (OE), started challenging the historical interpretation of Article IX of the MITA/OE Road Collective Bargaining Agreement. Article IX states that all subcontractors must comply “with all the rates, terms and conditions of this Agreement…” According to Mr. Stockwell, Article IX requires non-signatory contractors to […]
We encourage all companies involved in this unfortunate situation to send their employees to this website regularly in order to get the most timely and factual pieces of information surrounding this ongoing labor situation. It is during times like these that many false, untrue and unsubstantiated rumors begin to circulate and create confusion. Our goal […]
TO: All MITA Signatory Contractors FROM: Michael A. Nystrom, Executive Vice President RE: Operating Engineers Pension Fund Rehabilitation Plan You are receiving this memo because you are on the MITA Labor List, which includes ALL MITA signatory contractor members regardless of union affiliation. You may have received a mailing from the Operating Engineers Local 324 […]