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 wage increases of $1/hour in the first year, $0.90 in year two, and $0.85 in each of the next two years. The company will increase their pension contributions by $0.10/hour in each of the first two years and by $0.05/hour each of the final two years. The contract also included additional trainer pay and a night shift differential.