Members of UFCW Local 1529 who work at TBC Brands in Rossville, Tennessee, recently ratified their first union contract. TBC Brands is one of the nation’s largest marketers of automotive services and replacement tires, and the 80 workers receive, stock and load shipments for distribution.
The three-year agreement includes wage increases for new hires and more experienced employees, as well as a $1 shift differential. For new hires, the wage rate went up $1.00 and will be adjusted $0.25 each year after, and for more experienced employees, the wage rate went up $1.75 and will be adjusted $0.35 each year after. Under the new contract, workers are now eligible for eight holidays, three personal days and up to four weeks of vacation.
“The members of TBC Brands should be very proud of the accomplishments they made in this contract,” said UFCW Local 1529 President Leon E. Sheppard, Jr. “This was only possible with their support and patience. Increasing their benefits, wages and working conditions has never come easy, but they are prepared to continue to fight the good fight. We welcome them to the UFCW Local 1529 family with open arms.”