(Washington) – Teamster members at Costco have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new three-year contract that includes a 9 percent wage increase over the term of the agreement, stronger job protections and an improved grievance procedure for the 15,000 workers.
Whole Foods Market (WFM) CEO John Mackey has done a brilliant job of creating the illusion that his empire is all about abundance, bounty and the good life. But there’s nothing bountiful or good about the way the second-largest non-unionized food retailer exploits workers.
Teamsters at the United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) distribution center in Auburn, Washington went on an unfair labor practice strike on December 10 in response to the company’s refusal to negotiate over mandatory subjects of bargaining and other unlawful actions.
The Warehouse Division represents members in warehousing, distribution, food processing and related industries. Workers in these industries include drivers, lift truck operators, equipment operators, food processing workers and clerical employees.