Thursday, December 8, 2011

US Foods strike settled

Scrapper's back on the job. 

Props to the thousands of Teamsters who stood together with striking maintenance workers at US Foods. This week, US Foods workers represented by Local 722 in La Salle, Ill., ratified a new contract. All outstanding issues are resolved.

Steve Mongan, president of Local 722, thanked the Teamsters for their inspiring support:
As I said before – no one wants to strike and we are happy we were able to get back to work and serve the customers. On behalf of our members at Local 722 we thank the Teamster US Foods members that showed our members unprecedented support. I truly hope and believe this agreement will pave the way for a new relationship with US Foods.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said other Teamster locals will be negotiating contracts in the next few months:
We have been able to settle our US Foods contracts in the past without strikes and anticipate getting back to that in the future.
The Teamsters represent approximately 4,000 employees at US Foods at 24 distribution centers throughout the nation.