2014

UFCW Local 1776 Announces New Agreement With Rite Aid

    PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- UFCW Local 1776 members
 employed by Rite Aid in Southeastern Pennsylvania have ratified a new
 three-year contract. The three-year agreement, covering approximately 2000
 union members, was overwhelmingly approved on October 3, 2001.
     The new three-year contract includes a substantial wage increase and
 improvement in health and welfare benefits. It also improved the disability
 benefit increasing the period of coverage from 13 weeks to 26 weeks.
     Wendell W. Young, IV, Executive Vice President of the United Food &
 Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, said: "We are pleased that we were able
 to negotiate a contract that provides good wages, and some of the best
 benefits in the country. I believe that when a company compensates its workers
 fairly and provides protection for them and their family members through good
 benefits, the company prospers by having motivated and talented workers, and
 consumers benefit by knowing great people will be helping them when they shop
 at Rite Aid."
     UFCW Local 1776 also represents Rite Aid workers throughout Central and
 Northeast Pennsylvania, who are covered by separate contracts.
 
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SOURCE UFCW Local 1776

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