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Golden Brands – creative thinking gets bigger raise faster

Sometimes (or every time) the union has to get creative. And that just happened in the negotiations for a new contract for the 125 drivers, warehouse workers, and merchandisers at Golden Brands in San Jose.

“We were working on a three-year contract,” says Business Rep Ray Torres. “The company gave us a dollar sum and said that was as high as they could go. But it wasn’t high enough. So we proposed taking that amount of money and getting it in two years instead of three. This way the members get a higher total in a quicker time.”

The members ratified their new two-year contract in June 2022.

Author: Local 853

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