Local 108 Members Win Wage Hikes, Better Benefits at NJ Supe
June 19, 2007
In a new three-year contract with a chain of mid-sized supermarkets throughout New Jersey, RWDSU Local 108 members won wage hikes, benefit improvement and health insurance for part-time workers.
â€śBefore we negotiated this contract, the employer would try to divide the full-timers and part-timers when it comes to medical benefits. We were able to keep them from doing that during these negotiations,â€ť said Local 108 President Charles Hall.
The new agreement covers almost 200 workers in 25 stores throughout New Jersey. â€śWeâ€™re actively out there seeking to represent workers at more and more of these mid-sized stores. None of them have the type of wages and benefits enjoyed by those workers employed in unionized supermarkets,â€ť Hall added.