ROCHESTER, N.Y – After months of negotiations, members of Teamsters Local 118 employed in the Wegmans General Merchandise Warehouse overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year agreement. The general merchandise warehouse agreement is separate from the grocery and transportation agreement which is set for renegotiations next year.
The ratified agreement provides for wage increases of 16.5 percent over the contract term, and increased night shift differentials along with a $500 ratification bonus. In addition, the new agreement improves language with respect to job bidding, vacations, rules, regulations and other areas.
“We are very pleased with the progress made in many areas of this new agreement. Reaching this five-year deal with the company underscores the company commitment to maintain general merchandise warehouse operations in the Rochester area,” said Local 118 Business Agent Paul Hogle.
*** Local 118 represents approximately 4,300 members throughout the greater Rochester area.