LONG BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of hard bargaining, a strike vote and continuous pressure put upon Toyota Logistics, the Teamsters Local 495 bargaining committee was able to pressure the company to revise their previous last and final offer. This resulted in the majority of the 173 Toyota Logistics members in Long Beach, Calif., voting to ratify the contract.
The new three-year agreement includes numerous improvements each year in wages, Teamster pension contributions and full maintenance of benefits in the Teamsters health benefits plan.
The offer is retroactive to February and also includes numerous improvements in working conditions requested by the members whose work involves processing vehicles.
"This contract keeps our members at Toyota Logistics the highest paid and benefited Toyota port workers in the U.S.," said Bob Lennox, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 495 in West Covina, Calif.
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