(PHILADELPHIA) – Workers at the Philadelphia Food Distribution Center have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a five-year agreement that includes wage increases, employer-paid health care and increased employer contributions to the pension plan.
The single agreement covers approximately 450 distribution center workers who are members of Teamsters Local 929 in Philadelphia. The members work for 35 employers in a variety of capacities, including truck drivers, warehouse workers, sales representatives, cashiers and more.
“We were able to negotiate wage and pension increases, as well as fully employer-paid Teamsters health and welfare coverage for five years, and without a single giveback,” said Rocky Bryan, President of Local 929. “We are very pleased with this agreement.”
In addition to employer-paid health care coverage, the agreement includes annual increases of five percent in employer contributions to the Teamsters pension plan.
The Philadelphia Food Distribution Center is a fully enclosed, refrigerated wholesale produce terminal.
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