Saturday, June 19, 2010

Giant Eagle Workers To Vote On Proposed Contract

After nearly six weeks of negotiations, Giant Eagle and Local 23 of the United Food and Commercial Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The current contract for some 6,000 employees at 36 stores in the region is set to expire June 26.
The agreement comes just 2 days after each side filed charges against one another with the National Labor Relations Board.
Tony Helfer, President of Local 23, says details of the agreement will not be released until rank and file members are briefed, however the bargaining committee is unanimously recommending ratification...

“We had a lot of tough issues to work through, but both sides worked really hard, stuck to it and in the end I think we have an agreement that both sides can live with.”

Local 23 members will vote on the agreement Friday.

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