Ray Plastics members achieve new agreement

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November 21, 2016

Members at Ray Plastics ratified a new three-year collective agreement on November 13, 2016.

All rates increase by 30 cents per hour in the first year, 30 cents per hour in the second year, and 35 cents per hour in the final year of the contract term. New language addresses the use of agency employees to prevent the layoff, displacement, and replacement of bargaining unit members. The scope clause is also expanded.

New vacation language ensures that all current employees may achieve the maximum vacation entitlement of seven weeks.

The employer will increase its contributions to the UFCW Benefit Trust Fund to maintain benefits. Employer contributions to the Local 175 Training & Education Fund will increase in each year of the term to reach $2,000 by the third year.

Union Negotiating Committee: Minal Gandhi, Kuldeep Kaur, Yvonne Soliven, and Union Rep Anthony DiMaio.