Local 710 Carl Buddig Warehouse Members Ratify Four-Year Contract

Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, Reduced Health Care Contributions

Local 710 Business Agent Mick Vendafreddo with South Holland Stewards Tami Cook (left) and Leslie Martin (right)

Local 710 Business Agent Mick Vendafreddo with South Holland Stewards Tami Cook (left) and Leslie Martin (right)

Employees at Carl Buddig represented by Teamsters Local 710 ratified a new four-year contract in October by a 2-to-1 margin. The agreement remains in effect through September 30, 2020.

The new contract calls for wage increases totaling $1.90 per hour over the length of the agreement. Local 710 also successfully secured reduced employee health care contributions in almost every category and an additional personal day.

The Bargaining Committee did an outstanding job representing our members at Carl Buddig. This is a tough, hardworking group, and we were pleased to bring a new contract to them with improved benefits that they more than deserve.

Mick Vendafreddo
Local 710 Business Agent

Local 710 represents nearly 160 food warehouse employees who work as material handlers, line operators, maintenance, shipping and receiving and sanitation. They operate out of three facilities in South Holland, Ill. and Munster, Ind.

Local 710 Bargaining Committee

  • Tami Cook, South Holland Steward
  • Leslie Martin, South Holland Steward
  • Caleb Smith, Vincennes Steward
  • James Cox, Munster Steward

Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.

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