Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Pact for Giant Eagle Workers

By a 5 to 1 margin, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 23 have ratified a new 4 year contract with Giant Eagle. The deal covers about 5,800 workers at 36 stores....mostly in Western Pennsylvania, with a few in West Virginia.
Jim D'Alessandro, a bargaining team member and a meat cutter for Giant Eagle, said they are pleased with improvements in 3 key areas for members.... "Wage increases will up the standard of living for our members, the improvements to the health plan mean members will be able to take their kids to the doctors when they need to go, and we have secured the pension so they don’t have to worry about living in abject poverty after a lifetime of work.”
The old contract was to have expired today.

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