Wage increases among improvements in new deal for P&H Milling workers

June 2, 2014 at 8:50pm

The 70 members of UFCW Local 175 working at P&H Milling in Cambridge have secured a new four-year collective agreement.

Most notably, workers receive a wage increase totalling 11.5% over the term of the contract. Additional compensation improvements include a 100% increase in the maintenance on-call premium which is now $40, as well as an increase to the night shift premium. Miller Trainees and 2nd Millers receive a special wage adjustment in addition to the negotiated increases.

  • Workers benefit from improvements to health coverage including life insurance, major medical, dental, vision, and hearing aids.
  • Stewards will receive annual paid training and the company will increase its contributions to the Local 175 Training & Education Fund as well.
  • Improved language allows more employees to take vacation at the same time and the vacation blackout period for Drivers has been shortened.
  • New language addresses severance and Health & Safety meetings. Workers also receive an improved safety shoe allowance.

Union Negotiating Committee: Larry Luckhardt, Howard McCutcheon, Mark Whitehall and Union Rep Rob Nicholas.