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Wegmans, Teamsters Local 118 Reach Agreement

August 4, 2019

By Joe Levine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Following months of negotiations, Wegmans Food Markets and Teamsters Local 118 now have  a new five-year agreement covering over 1,000 warehousing and distribution workers.

The contract provides for the largest wage package of any agreement previously reached with Wegmans, and addresses such issues as seniority rights, vacations and the use of part-time workers.The ratification vote occured July 29th. Local 118 represents about 4,300 members throughout the greater Rochester area. 

“Lead negotiator Chris Toole and the entire Union Committee of Stewards did an outstanding job of standing united and firm on their proposals,” noted Paul Markwitz, president of Local 118, which is based in Rochester, N.Y., as is Wegmans. “The historic progress made under this agreement is a testament to the success Wegmans enjoys, due to the hard work of our members.”

The Family  owned Wegmans 

operates 99 supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The company is No. 16 on PG’s 2019 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.

August 4, 2019

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