Dairy workers at OATKA in Batavia, N.Y. approved a five-year contract that hikes wages for its Local 118 members as well as locks in health care premiums with the company paying 90 percent. The company also agreed to increase its pension contributions for the 265 workers in the bargaining unit.
The September issue of the Dairy Conference newsletter features articles about the new contract for OATKA workers and the victory won by Local 117 members at Darigold.
Dairy workers and lab technicians at Darigold who are members of Teamsters Local 117 have reached a tentative agreement.
Darigold production workers and lab technicians at the company’s Seattle and Issaquah milk processing plants voted overwhelmingly to strike on July 9.
The annual Essay Contest for college students, who are the sons or daughters of Teamsters, is now accepting applications.
The April issue of the Dairy Division newsletter highlights the good relationship the union has with Dannon yogurt and how the Department of Labor is exposing anti-union tactics used by some corporations.
The Dairy Division’s newsletter for March highlights the continued threats that the Trans Pacific Partnership contains against the dairy industry and the new Let’s Get America Working program launched by the Union.