The Teamsters Local 710 Drivers and Forklift Operators voted unanimously to ratify their new five-year contract with Vaccaro Trucking last Friday.
Teamsters secured hourly wage increases of $0.50 per year over the life of the contract – doubling the previous contract’s hourly increases of $0.25 per year. Local 710 also secured increased employer contributions to health and welfare, which helps decrease the contributions made by the members.
Glenn Crosson, Bargaining Committee Member
The Bargaining Committee for the Union led by Business Agent Mike Ramirez and rank-and-file member Glenn Crosson met a handful of times with the company to negotiate the strongest contract the members have had.
“Glenn and Mike did a great job going through this contract with a fine-toothed comb to ensure members get the benefits they deserve,” said Secretary-Treasurer Mike Cales. “They focused on what was important to the members and worked hard to put that into solid contract language.”
Additional improvements include increased paid sick days and increased mileage rates.
Teamsters Local 710 represents more than 13,000 members across the Midwest and is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.