MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Rite Aid Pharmacy workers across the state voted to ratify a new, three-year agreement negotiated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876, and the Rite Aid Bargaining Committee, that guarantees 7% wage increases for all 792 union members; protects both pension and health care benefits; as well as preserves all current holiday, vacation and personal days.
"The legislative environment toward worker protections has been extremely turbulent throughout the country, to say the least," Roger Robinson, UFCW 876 president said. "This contract, and the solidarity of Rite Aid union members across Michigan, stand as a measure of a heighten awareness for the middle class. They are well aware they are under corporate attack; and the actions taken today to secure a solid contract were the only way to guarantee protections and benefits for their families."
UFCW 876 represents nearly 800 Rite Aid Pharmacy workers across the state, working in 77 retail stores.
UFCW 876 is a progressive partner in building strong, healthy communities through solid wages, meaningful benefits and the means to a decent retirement through the protections of a union contract. Representing nearly 18,000 members in Michigan and 1.3 million members nationwide, UFCW is the largest private sector union in the country with members working in retail, grocery, meatpacking, and pharmaceutical, healthcare and automotive.
SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876