New Pact Brings Gains for Illinois Cold Storage Workers


Members at RWDSU Local 578 of Rochelle, Illinois, who work at Americold, ratified a new five-year agreement calling for wage increases each year and a new improved wage progression structure, stronger seniority protections and job posting language, as well as improved bereavement leave, additional trainer pay, and reduced costs for members for insurance premiums.

Americold is a cold storage facility.

 Members of the Bargaining Committee we’re Anthony Chamberlain, Jason Good and Ross Ferger as well as Daniel Williams, President of RWDSU, Local 578 and Kelly Osborne, Recorder of Local 578.

Assisting the Committee was Dennis Williams, Sr. Business Representative for the Central States Council, RWDSU and Roger Grobstich, RWDSU Representative.