Hanover Foods Members in Clayton, DE Ratify New Contract – 6/17/2020

Tyshika Hayes, a member at Hanover Foods in Clayton, DE voting at the contract ratification meeting.


On Wednesday, June 17th, UFCW Local 152 members at Hanover Foods in Clayton, Delaware stood together and voted to ratify a new contract!

The three-year contract has introduced many new perks for these hardworking UFCW Local 152 members. First, all members will receive a substantial wage increase. Many year-round positions received negotiated market-driven increases, ranging from $0.85 to $2.95 per hour in the first year of the agreement alone! The contract maintains little to no cost share increases on their affordable health insurance and increases the weekly maximum pay for temporary disability.

New language was also implemented throughout the contract to strengthen the rights of our union members, including language:

  • guaranteeing Shop Stewards are permitted time to introduce themselves to new hires and explain the benefits of the contract,
  • clarifying training pay for grades (4) and above, and
  • closing a possible loophole that ensures newly hired employees still on probation will be offered more weekly work opportunities than any temporary help that may be used during peak seasons.

Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee! This included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross, Recorder/Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Union Representative Greg Torian, Shop Stewards Valerie Savage, Tyshika Hayes, Dave Johnson, and member Joe Drummond.

UFCW Local 152 proudly represents about ninety members at Hanover Foods in Clayton, Delaware. Our members work in a variety of positions, including production, sanitation, maintenance, shipping and receiving, and more. The Hanover Foods plant in Delaware is best known for supplying frozen waffles, grilled chicken, and various vegetables.


Below are some photos of members at Hanover Foods voting on the contract.


Learn more about past contract ratifications. Are you interested in joining UFCW Local 152? Start by learning more about What Unions Do or fill out our Union Interest Form.