Jersey Japanese Food Warehouse Workers Win New Pact

Local 108 members in Secaucus, New Jersey, ratified a new three-year contract with their employer, Mutual Trading Warehouse. The facility provides Japanese food and restaurant supplies for Japanese restaurants.  The new contract provides annual hourly wage increases as well as a $500 “appreciation bonus” for members, and also contains a provision which will place wage increases on top of any state or federal minimum wage increases. The contract also provides for the establishment of a member health and safety committee, a $1 per hour pay increase for certification on fork lifts and other equipment, and covers 100 percent of cost increases in medical coverage.