UFCW Local 152 members who work for the Borough of Bradley Beach, N.J., unanimously voted to ratify a new contract on June 9 that raises wages and improves benefits. The members are employed as sanitation drivers, machine operators, police dispatchers, and in clerical positions and more and work tirelessly to keep the Borough of Bradley Beach, a shore town in Monmouth County, clean and safe.
The three-year contract includes substantial improvements to the wage step progressions and all eligible employees who are at the top rate of their step progression will now receive annual raises each year for the life of the agreement. The contract also preserves the members’ affordable health insurance, making it easier for both junior and future members to obtain and access inexpensive health care, and establishes clear language for the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act.
Members of the Negotiating Committee included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross; Director of Organizing and Union Representative Chad Brooks; Director of Communications and Union Representative Mike Thompson; Shop Stewards Nicole Browning, John Reid, Patty Martuscelli; and member Dana Mikaitis.