Secures Wage Increases, Health & Welfare Benefits, Strong Protection on the Job
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamsters Local 118 in Rochester, N.Y. announced the ratification of a first contract with Lift-Line, a subsidiary of Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority.
The 16 Local 118 members covered under the agreement work at Lift-Line as schedulers, dispatchers, office assistants and coordinators. The agreement is retro-active to April 1, 2010 and expires on Dec. 31, 2013.
Highlights of the agreement include:
- Wage increase of 8 percent over the term of the agreement
- Comprehensive health and welfare benefit package
- Defined benefit pension plan
- Incentive pay program
- Retiree healthcare
- Binding arbitration
- Seniority rights
"Despite lengthy and at times difficult negotiations, the determined employees remained united throughout the process," said Paul Markwitz, Teamsters Local 118 business agent. "The negotiating process stalled numerous times and was ultimately bolstered when the employer introduced a new negotiating team. The new employer team was as eager as the union committee to finally get the terms of agreement worked out."
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SOURCE Teamsters Local 118