A tentative agreement was reached with Co-Op Partners Warehouse on October 5. The ratification vote will be held on October 25, 2018 from 11am-1pm on whether or not to accept the changes and ratify the new deal. The agreement has $2.50 total base rate hourly increases per member throughout the life of the agreement. Upon ratification, the new wage scale will immediately raise every hourly member up $1 to the new appropriate rate (retroactive to the start of the 10/15 pay period). In addition, everyone will receive three additional $.50 increases on each of their anniversary dates throughout the life of the contract which expires in October 2021. For full-time members, these increases will guarantee approximately $12,000 in additional wages (plus overtime wages) during the life of the contract.
To accommodate the new earned sick and safe time law, one earned vacation day has been moved into the personal day bank. Members will notice a change to the vacation accrual rate and the personal day accrual rate and will earn the same amount of paid days off as before but one of the vacation days is now in the personal bank; however, they can be used together for vacation -- the difference is that if members use vacation days for being sick, they could still receive attendance points.
Members are encouraged to review the ratification document prior to the vote on October 25 and contact Abraham Wangnoo with any questions. CPW Ratification Document.pdf