Tue October 29, 2013
Teamsters Reject Wegmans Contract
Wegmans says that its Rochester-based distribution and transportation employees have rejected a contract proposal that earlier had been agreed to by the supermarket chain and leaders of Teamsters Local 118.
It was the second time the union has rejected a proposal during the current round of contract talks. Wegmans vice president of distribution Mike Cullen says the company has bargained in good faith, and he says they are "frustrated and deeply disappointed." But he says the stores will remain open for business without interruption.
Wegmans says the contract offer included an 18 percent pay hike over the life of the six-year contract and would move the union workers to the company's fully funded retirement plan.
There was no immediate comment from the union.