On Friday, April 23rd, UFCW Local 152 members at B & B Poultry in Norma, New Jersey stood together and ratified a strong new union contract!
The new, two-year agreement brings many improvements to our members. First, all members will receive annual wage increases, including an increase retroactive to January 1st, 2021! This comes in addition to a base differential increase for certain positions.
Union Representatives and/or Shop Stewards will now be able to formally meet new hires at orientation. This is important because many new members have never worked in a union position before, and do not understand the benefits of their contract and what union representation means. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our new members all about the union difference!
Language was established to comply with New Jersey Earned Sick Leave policies; additionally, unused PTO/sick time can now be cashed out at the end of the year. Last but not least, members will now have the opportunity to voluntarily purchase supplemental benefits, such as disability or life insurance.
Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee! This included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross, Union Representative Jose Echevarria, Shop Stewards Robert Vistulli and Mayoli Aguilar, and Committeepersons Diane Burrus and Norberto Rodriguez. Job well done, everyone!
UFCW Local 152 represents more than one hundred members at B & B Poultry, a company that has been in the poultry processing business in South Jersey for over seven decades.