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Contract Bargaining & Ratification Update: September 2021
Updated On: Oct 04, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021 | JFC members ratified a successor contract on Sept. 1 providing wage increases, employer contributions to the 401k, improvements to the employees’ health, and welfare coverage at no cost to the members. The agreement has a three-year term.

Petro Home Services members ratified a three-year contract on September 19. Highlights of the agreement are substantial wage increases, maintenance of Health & Welfare premiums at no cost to members, and a 75% reduction in the time it takes to receive top pay from the date of hire.

On Sept. 27, Aramark Vending members approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement that provides increases in wages and pension contributions, plus maintenance of members' healthcare.

Workers at Capital Electric approved a new contract with a four-year term on Sept. 28 that provides wage and pension contribution increases and maintenance of healthcare.

Negotiations for successor contracts at American Red Cross (national agreement) and Bond Distributing are ongoing. 

Proposal meetings have been conducted and the first meeting for Costco negotiations will commence Oct. 18 through Oct. 22 in San Diego, Calif. 

Negotiations for a new agreement with Leonard Paper continue. 

Negotiations begin on Oct. 11 at American Yeast and Montebello (first contract).

Contracts extended while bargaining continues: Bond Distributing, extended through Oct. 10; and Carroll, extended to Oct. 31.

In organizing news, drivers and warehouse workers at Opici Family Distributing in Baltimore voted in September to join Teamsters Local 570. Opici is a family-owned wine and spirits wholesaler operating in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The workers' top priority is gaining the job security a Teamster contract will provide the workers. Dates for bargaining have not yet been set.

Check back in the coming weeks for updates.

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