facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Union workers ratify pact with Giant Eagle



Published: Fri, September 13, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN

AUSTINTOWN -- By a 3-1 margin, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 880 ratified a three-year contract covering about 1,100 workers at eight company-owned Giant Eagle stores.

Some 700 union members voted Thursday.

Workers at the top of the pay scale, who have more than four years of service, will get pay increases of $1 an hour over two years. They'll get a 30-cent-an-hour increase retroactive to June 10 and 35 cent raises in June 2003 and June 2004.

Some 55 percent to 60 percent of the workers are in the top group, said Gary Weitzel, the union's area coordinator. All workers will get pay increases, he said.

Those working their way up to the top level will get significant increases based on length of service, he added. Union members' wages range from the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

Health benefits have been maintained with no copayments required, and the new contract provides a large increase in pension benefits and improved language concerning working conditions, Weitzel said.

The contract covers stores on Wilmington Road and Butler Avenue in New Castle; Doral Drive and Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman; the Howland store; Mahoning Avenue in Austintown; the Cornersburg store; and the Jamestown Plaza store on East Market Street in Warren.




Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes