Grocery Workers Could Strike Against Acme
Acme workers in Pennsylvania could vote to go on strike this weekend. The store operates 110 stores with 10,000 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
NBC 10 reports:
There has been “very slight” progress incontract negotiations between ACME and the union despite more than a dozen sessions since last month, according to Wendell W. Young, IV, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776.
Union workers have gone more than 2 years without a contract extension. Young said workers have not had a raise in over 7 years, their health fund is in danger of running out of money, and the company is underfunding pensions.
ACME has said that Local 1776 healthcare costs are higher than for other union locals that represent ACME workers in other states, according to reports.
The two sides have a June 30 deadline before a 60-day cooling off period expires. (NBC 10)