Both sides cite progress in cement labor talks

Eight days after cement truckers went on strike, officials on both sides cited progress Wednesday in negotiations. At three companies in Brooklyn, cement trucks and

BROOKLYN - Eight days after cement truckers went on strike, officials on both sides cited progress Wednesday in negotiations.

At three companies in Brooklyn, cement trucks and equipment remain idle as talks continue. Members of Teamsters Local 282 say they have simple demands that would send them back to work.

"Give us a prevailing wage so that we can keep up at least with what's going on in our economy presently," says Francis Finneran.

Truckers say they want a three-year contract, a raise and stronger rules to ensure a day's work. Currently, they say a day's work isn't guaranteed.

"We go week to week. That's the way it is. We all have children," says Francis Finneran.

Both sides tell News 12 Brooklyn that they've made progress and negotiations will continue until they reach a fair agreement.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
An 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed 2 Teen ID'd in fatal police-involved shooting
Catch 3 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 4 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 5 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE