PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Giant Eagle here said last week it will continue to operates it full-service distribution center in Bedford Heights, Ohio, after warehouse employees there ratified new five-year contracts.
rs voted 401-30 in favor of the agreement after rejecting an earlier tentative agreement 340-43.
He said the new contract "protects jobs at the facility by getting the company's commitment that future transfers of work will not have a negative impact."
Wage increases included $1.65 over five years and a $5 pension increase for senior employees and $2.65 over five years for junior employees, Pecoraro said.
The contract that was rejected included hourly wage increases of $2.15 over the five years, plus maintenance of health benefits and improvements in pension benefits.