On Tuesday, June 30th, UFCW Local 152 members at Old Fashioned Kitchen in Lakewood, New Jersey stood together and voted to ratify a new contract!
The new three-year contract has introduced many new perks for our members. The company will now contribute to the UFCW and Employers Supplemental Pension Fund, with contributions based on the hours worked by the member. An increase in the company’s contribution is guaranteed in January 2022.
For the life of the contract, Old Fashioned Kitchen members will maintain the same level of quality health insurance benefits. The Attendance Warning System was modified to add clear language defining exceptions to the point system. Members will no longer be reprimanded in these defined situations, such as an emergency with their child.
Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee! This included Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Union Representative Jose Echevarria, Shop Steward Orlando Figueroa, and members Esther Ryans and Jose Diaz.
UFCW Local 152 proudly represents about fifty members at Old Fashioned Kitchen, a “premier supplier of blintzes, potato pancakes, and pierogies, as well as the largest supplier of crepe shells in the United States,” according to their website. Products made by these members can be found in the frozen food section at your local union retailer.