DC 711 Update

DISCA is still working on finalizing language for the CBA with DC 711. There has beenagreement reached on a one year agreement, with a rate increase of 75¢, retroactive to May1st, and an additional 50¢ to be effective November 1st.
Following are the key changes that will be contained in the final agreement:
1. Apprentices-The opening rate moves from 30% to 40% of the journeyman rate, andmodifies the increases from 3 times/year to twice a year. Following will be the new schedule:
1st year         40%, then after 6 months 50%
2nd year        60%, then after 6 months 70%
3rd year         80%, then after 6 months 90%
2. Drug Testing-Current languageprovides that employers may test employees for drugs,and new language will make drug testing mandatory for drywall finishers. The cost of drugtesting will be borne by DC 711.
3. LMCI-DC 711 will establish a local LMCI.
4. CBA Term-Both sides expressed an interest in having a one year renewal term.
5. B Rate-Language is being developed that would add definition to current language forutilization of a B rate for specific projects.
Once all language is finalized, a copy of the CBA and wage sheets will be distributed to allDISCA contractor members.

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