Local 175 Members at HAGI are on STRIKE!
On May 14, 2014, about 84 UFCW Local 175 Members employed at HAGI Community Services for Independence took to the picket line.
Members at HAGI have been without a contract since September 30, 2013, and have been bargaining with the employer ever since. They are looking for better wages, better pensions, more benefits, and a vacation increase for part-time members. Having not seen a wage increase since 2009, the employer’s offer was an increase of 20 cents per hour.
The Union negotiating committee and the members have since then made a counter offer and are still waiting to hear back from the employer.