(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – After months of negotiations, members of Teamsters Local 118 employed in the Wegmans General Merchandise Warehouse overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year agreement. The general merchandise warehouse agreement is separate from the grocery and transportation agreement which is set for renegotiations next year.
The ratified agreement provides for wage increases of 16.5 percent over the contract term, and increased night shift differentials along with a $500 ratification bonus. In addition, the new agreement improves language with respect to job bidding, vacations, rules, regulations and other areas.
“We are very pleased with the progress made in many areas of this new agreement. Reaching this five-year deal with the company underscores the company commitment to maintain general merchandise warehouse operations in the Rochester area,” said Local 118 Business Agent Paul Hogle.
Local 118 represents approximately 4,300 members throughout the greater Rochester area. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Teamsters Local 118, on Twitter @Teamsters118 or visit www.teamsterslocal118.org.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.