BOSTON, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Teamsters Local 25, who had been on strike since May against the roofing corporation ABC Supply Co., have ratified a contract.
The new five-year contract includes significant improvements over the company offer that was on the table when the workers went on strike.
The contract provides a $5,500 signing bonus, significant increases to the employer contributions for retirement security and $3.00 in wage increases over the life of the contract. It also returns the five sick days per year which the employer had sought to revoke.
"These workers are some of the bravest guys I know," said Sean O'Brien, Teamsters International Vice President and Local 25 President. "There are only 22 workers at four locations, and they went up against a company and an owner each worth $5 billion.
"I'm so proud of the workers, everyone at Local 25 and our friends in labor and the community who kept the picket line going 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for 18 weeks. We stood together, and together we mourn the loss of our Local 25 brother Paul Lavoie during the strike.
"It's no surprise that ABC owner Hendricks is one of Donald Trump's economic policy advisors. They both have long histories of worker and union-bashing. This strike showed that when the working class sticks together in solidarity, there's no fight we can't win."
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
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SOURCE Teamsters Local 25