Congratulations to the Teamster drivers and mechanics at Transgas in Lowell Mass.
They stood their ground and won a good contract in return.

Local 170 Tankhaulers and Mechanics Get Fair Wages, No Concessions
More than 30 Teamster drivers and mechanics with Transgas in Lowell, Mass. successfully went on strike after negotiations with the company broke down.
Local 170, based in Worcester, Mass., represents the workers at Transgas, which transports liquefied natural gas.
“The company wanted concessions again. Six years ago with their previous contract, these Teamsters went backward and this administration was determined not to let that happen this time around,” said Jim Marks, Business Agent for Local 170. “The company wanted members to increase what they paid for health care, and the wages they were offering just weren’t there.”
Determined not to take concessions, the Transgas Teamsters voted to strike.
After spending 47 hours on strike, their solidarity paid off. The four-year agreement that was reached increases wages and pensions, plus it ensures there are no health insurance cost increases for the duration of the contract, among other great contract language.
With a unanimous vote of support from the Teamster tankhaul drivers and mechanics, the contract was ratified on September 4.