Darigold employees approve new contract

Darigold employees approve new contract

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Darigold employees approve new contract

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Darigold employees on Sunday voted to accept a new contract. Teamster production workers and lab technicians overwhelmingly ratified the agreement that provides wage increases, health care protections, and retirement security for 220 workers and their families. 

Teamsters Local 117 said a number of proposed changes to working conditions became central issues during bargaining but were ultimately resolved when the Union and Darigold last met on Dec. 5. Bargaining between the Union and Darigold began in April, and Teamsters at Darigold had been working without a contract since June.

"Teamsters at Darigold showed tremendous solidarity and resiliency throughout the bargaining process," said Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117.  "The strength of our members and our strong community partnerships made this deal possible."

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