Wage increases among improvements in new deal for P&H Milling workers

June 2, 2014 at 8:50pm

The 70 members of UFCW Local 175 working at P&H Milling in Cambridge have secured a new four-year collective agreement.

Most notably, workers receive a wage increase totalling 11.5% over the term of the contract. Additional compensation improvements include a 100% increase in the maintenance on-call premium which is now $40, as well as an increase to the night shift premium. Miller Trainees and 2nd Millers receive a special wage adjustment in addition to the negotiated increases.

Workers benefit from improvements to health coverage including life insurance, major medical, dental, vision, and hearing aids.

Stewards will receive annual paid training and the company will increase its contributions to the Local 175 Training & Education Fund as well.

Improved language allows more employees to take vacation at the same time and the vacation blackout period for Drivers has been shortened.

New language addresses severance and Health & Safety meetings. Workers also receive an improved safety shoe allowance.

Union Negotiating Committee: Larry Luckhardt, Howard McCutcheon, Mark Whitehall and Union Rep Rob Nicholas.