SoCal - CEMEX USA
Did you know?
The federal government conducts union elections under strict rules, including rules clarifying what a company can do and say during an election. Many of the rules the company must follow during an election don’t apply to the union. For example, union representatives can make any promises they want during an election campaign, while a company is not allowed to do so.
Here are a few facts about union elections you need to know before you vote:
- The union representatives can make promises, but they are not required to keep them.
The union can promise anything it wants, but a company cannot make any promises during an election campaign. If you plan on voting for the union because a union organizer said you would get a raise, your choice of shift, or more holidays and sick days, ask them to guarantee those promises in writing before you cast your vote. If you don’t get it in writing, you’re not casting a vote; you’re placing a bet.
- The union may also use scare tactics during an election campaign to secure your vote.
You may hear union organizers warn you that if the union wins, and you do not support the union, you will be fired. Not only is this false, but it is also illegal. Don’t let someone trick you or try to scare you into making a choice based on anything but the facts.
- As a company, CEMEX is required to follow strict rules set forth by the federal government during a union election.
The government created these unique rules to make sure the election is fair and to ensure you cast your vote in secret without being improperly influenced. Because of these rules, CEMEX hired consultants who are experts on unions and union elections to make sure our entire management team knows and follows the rules in place during an election.
Did you know?
Members of the Teamsters Union are required to abide by their 215-page Teamsters International Constitution. Compliance with that agreement can be costly.
Here are a few facts about the Teamsters International Constitution you need to know:
- Union members must pay at least 2.5 times their hourly wage to the Union each month.
If you vote to join the Teamsters, each CEMEX employee who joins will pay on average $60/month. That adds up to approximately $720/year.
- At the end of negotiations, all employees represented by the Union get to vote on the contract proposed by the Company.
If a majority vote rejects the Company’s proposal, a strike is immediately authorized. That means, if you are a Union member, you will not be working during the strike, missing out on wages that are vital for your family.
- The Teamsters have the right to accept a contract with the Company, even if you vote to reject it.
Even if you and your coworkers vote against an agreement, the Teamsters can accept it, leaving you stuck in a contract you rejected.
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3. CEMEX offers multiple growth opportunities for employees.
- CEMEX is a dynamic, multi-faceted company which has created additional growth opportunities to help with employee advancement.
- Last year, dozens of internal candidates transitioned into new advanced roles, including nearly 20 newly-created Safety Champion and salaried Plant Superintendent positions.
- CEMEX has increased our Ready-Mix Driver positions by 8% over the last 12 months.
- All employees can participate in an extensive, above-industry training program.
4. CEMEX has invested millions of dollars this year in projects that benefit SoCal drivers.
- CEMEX has modernized facilities to exceed both Safety and Environmental compliance standards.
- CEMEX has modernized and upgraded 35% of its truck fleet in SoCal and Las Vegas in the last two years.
5. CEMEX offers strong, competitive benefits to SoCal drivers.
- CEMEX complies with all existing prevailing wage requirements of California law.
- CEMEX continues to increase employee wages in SoCal and Las Vegas to ensure that we are providing competitive market wages.
- CEMEX matches employee 401k contributions dollar for dollar up to 6%, which is higher than the industry average of 4.5% matching.
- CEMEX-provided health care packages cost less than the national average with options for employees to pay as little as $10 per paycheck for coverage.
- CEMEX health plans are scalable to an individual need – not a blended rate where a single employee subsidizes a family, so all pay the same amount.