On Wednesday, November 16th, more than 150 members at Top Quality Baking in Vineland, New Jersey ratified a strong new union contract!
The union committee is very proud of the fantastic improvements in this contract. First, all members will receive impressive wage increases throughout the duration of the contract. Furthermore, the night shift premium also increased to incentivize members to work the less desirable shift.
The agreement also improves working conditions for our members in many ways. Members at Top Quality Baking will now earn vacation time faster and long-term members will now qualify for an additional week of vacation! Members now receive double-time on the seventh consecutive day. The Employer also agreed to provide our members with longer paid rest periods for all eight and twelve-hour shifts. Finally, funeral leave was expanded to include additional family members.
Congratulations to our members and those on the Negotiating Committee! This included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross, Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Union Representative Jose Echevarria, Shop Stewards Aretha Elliott and Marta Rodriguez, and committee members Tomasa Martinez, Magdiel De Jesus, and Iva Negron.
UFCW Local 152 proudly represents more than 150 workers at Top Quality Baking, a member of the T. Marzetti Company. Our members produce frozen garlic bread sold in grocery stores under the New York Bakery brand name, including the beloved and well-known “Texas Toast” bread.
Below are some photos from the ratification meeting on November 16th.