Over 400 members of RWDSU/UFCW Local 87 who work for the Conagra Brands Vlasic Pickles facility in Imlay City, Mich., ratified a new contract in December that raises wages and protects benefits. These workers produce pickles, relish, and pickle spears or chips.
The four-year agreement includes wage increases of up to 25 percent for all regular full-time employees. During the next three years of the contract, workers will receive between 50 and 75 cents per hour wage increases. The Negotiating Committee also fought hard to protect the health care plan benefits, and won reduced costs for the Family Plan.
There are 400 year-round workers employed at the Conagra Brands Vlasic Pickles facility in Imlay City on a year-round basis, and the number swells to over 500 workers during the April-December season.