USA: New Pact for Over 500 Coke Workers in New England

A five year contract for over 500 workers at two Coca-Cola plants in Massachusetts brings pay increases and protects benefits. The IUF-affiliated  Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union(RWDSU) members at the two facilities – in Needham and Waltham, Massachusetts - will see raises anywhere from 3 to 18 percent each year of the contract.  Workers can earn an attendance bonus of $1,675 annually, and a ratification bonus and numerous incentives will bring workers more money.

In addition, the contract protects health care benefits and increases pension benefits, and retirees will be able to keep their health insurance and all of their other previously-won benefits.

Workers at the two facilities are Local 513 members.

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