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Sysco Teamsters in Long Island Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract


Local 202 Members Secure Substantial Pay Raise

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(CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.) – Members of Teamsters Local 202 at Sysco in Central Islip, N.Y., have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new contract, covering over 200 workers, includes a substantial pay increase and maintains fully employer-funded health care.

The bargaining committee, consisting of rank-and-file members, tirelessly negotiated for seven long sessions. Regular membership meetings were held throughout the process to ensure everyone was informed about the progress of negotiations.

“As the contract deadline loomed, numerous unresolved issues remained on the bargaining table,” said Daniel J. Kane Jr., President of Local 202. “But our members remained united, sending a clear message to the company that they stood together for a fair contract. It was the solidarity of our members that ultimately secured this agreement. They saw the unity and drive of Sysco Teamsters across the country and came together to demand the same.”

Over 10,000 Sysco workers nationwide are Teamsters. Last year, Sysco forced members of Local 135 and Local 89 onto the picket lines by refusing to offer an acceptable contract. After a two-week strike, workers won record-breaking contracts.

“Sysco understands that Teamsters are united and do not back down from a fight. They knew better than to test their resolve in negotiations,” said Tom Erickson, Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division. “The company made a wise choice by offering Local 202 members the wages and benefits they deserve. This contract speaks to the commitment and fortitude of rank-and-file Teamsters.”

Teamsters Local 202 has provided generations of hard-working members with good pay, benefits, and working conditions. Originally chartered in 1916, Local 202 represents over 4,500 workers and their families. In addition to Hunts Point Terminal Market workers, the union has expanded to include members working in diverse industries throughout the New York metro area. For more information, visit