Jan. 14, 2021 | In the final months of 2021, Teamsters at four Local 570 companies approved agreements providing increased wages, maintenance of (or improvement in) benefits, and continuation of job protections.
Members at Leonard Paper approved a four-year collective bargaining agreement providing wage increases, zero cost in employee co-pays to Health & Welfare, improved dental benefits, and an increase in the retirement benefit plans.
American Yeast members ratified a five-year contract. Highlights include wage increases, continued Health & Welfare benefits at no cost to members, improvements in holiday and vacation language, and compliance with the Maryland Sick and Safe Leave policies.
Members at Bond Distributing Company ratified a three-year contract that included the elimination of the Delivery Department's two-tier pay scale system. It also provides weekly pay and commission increases and hourly wage increases/bonuses in the Warehouse Department. The contract maintains the Teamsters 570 Health Plan at no cost to employees. Improvements were also made in retirement and overtime rules.
A new three-year contract is in place at Carroll Home Services. The agreement provides wage increases, the continuation of Health & Welfare benefits at no cost to members, and a 75% reduction in the time it takes from hire wage rate to top scale.
In addition, members employed at Unified Community Connections (UC2) day center and residential facilities approved new terms in wage re-opener negotiations that provide a ratification bonus, and an hourly increase for the contract's duration.
Negotiations continue at Costco, American Red Cross, Forman Inc., and first contracts at Montebello Brands and Opici Family Distributing.
Upcoming negotiations: PepsiCo (Columbia, White Marsh, Jessup) and Pepsi Bottling (Harve de Grace).