Members of RWDSU Local 835, who work for Unilever Manufacturing at the Good Humor-Breyer Ice Cream plant in Huntington, Indiana, voted overwhelmingly to accept a new 5-year Agreement. The new contract provides a thirty-five cent per hour wage increase each year, and maintains the employee pension program.
The contract also provides increases to the weekly accident and sickness benefit each year and it provides language improvements in the areas of job bidding, holidays and severance pay that will benefit members.
There are 150 RWDSU members employed at the plant.
Most New York City voters support the living wage bill and the new bike rental program and want to live in buildings that ban smoking, though they don’t want City Hall to push for bans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out today. Read more: http://bit.ly/IXU303
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum made the following statement after today’s living wage press conference at City Hall:
“As I said at the rally, we would not be here today if it weren’t for Chris Quinn. Make no mistake, there would be no living wage law bill without the Speaker. Even though Chris may have left the rally after declaring her support for the bill, the most important thing for us to remember is that thousands of new Yorkers will receive higher wages because she had the courage to stand up and pass the living wage law.”