Author: Mercedes

Americold ratifies first union contract

After nine months of bargaining, UFCW Local 324 reached an agreement with Americold on a first contract for 40 new members. The Americold employees sought union representation almost a year ago, in response to constantly changing company policies and working conditions, high premiums for health insurance; and inadequate wages. These issues were all addressed and employees voted on Feb. 11 to accept the new five-year agreement. All members will receive an immediate wage increase and a reduced monthly premium for health insurance. The vote came after nearly an hour–long presentation by Secretary-Treasurer Andrea Zinder that included detailed questions from...

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