On Friday, January 3rd, UFCW Local 152 members of ESC/Federal who perform janitorial services at the Tanger Outlets site in Atlantic City, New Jersey voted to ratify a new contract!
The three-year contract has introduced many new benefits for these hardworking UFCW Local 152 members. First and foremost, members will receive an immediate, across-the-board wage increase each year for the life of the contract. Some members will see a raise upwards of $2.40/hour in the first year alone! Furthermore, Shop Stewards are now granted up to eight hours of paid leave for steward-related training and education.
The contract introduces a new bidding process for open/available positions, where members will be chosen based on their seniority and skill level for the new-rated classifications that were established. Not only will full-time members continue to enjoy health coverage at no cost to them, but they will also be receiving increased contributions to the UFCW Local 152 Savings Plan as well. Additionally, members will now receive rain protection and work shoe reimbursement as part of their yearly clothing allowance, and can now enjoy an additional personal holiday to be used at their discretion. Finally, the contract establishes clear language for the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act.