Collage of Local 853 members

The future looks bright for our last remaining dairy processing plant

Trucks outside Safeway dairy

The nearly 100 members at the Safeway Milk Plant in San Leandro unanimously ratified their new four-year contract on July 8.

“These members worked through the pandemic, supplying milk and other products for Safeway and other brands. The company has been investing a lot of money into expanding the plant for new lines, like almond milks and creamers, and it was time that they also invested in their employees,” said Business Rep Jesse Casqueiro.

The agreement was all about economics: The members will get good wage increases each year of the contract and the company will increase their pension contributions each year as well. The contract also included additional trainer pay and a night shift differential.

Author: Local 853

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