Home Juice Members Vote to Ratify New 3-Year Contract with Wage Increases and Retirement Plan Improvements

| March 25, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Home Juice Corporation recently ratified a successor collective bargaining agreement that covers both Inside and Outside workers.

One of the highlights of the new CBA are the sweeping retroactive wage raises that successfully narrow the gap between Tier 1 and Tier 2 drivers.

The Local 727 bargaining committee was also successful in negotiating PTO improvements, including 5 paid sick days for all employees and the ability for employees to split 1 week of vacation leave into 1-day increments.  Under the new collective bargaining agreement, drivers will also receive a full day’s pay for each PTO day.

The Union was also successful in negotiating unprecedented increases to the employer-funded 401k, as well as a lowering of the threshold for enhanced 401k pension contributions to 17 or more years of service.  Additionally, under the newly ratified collective bargaining agreement, health care costs for all Home Juice members will be frozen for the duration of the contract.

“I’m very proud of the tremendous effort put forth by our Union bargaining committee,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “Thanks to their hard work, this contract provides our members with a strong retirement and makes great strides towards eliminating the wage tier system.”

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Nick Micaletti at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

Category: BEVERAGE

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