RWDSU Local 513 members in Canton, Massachusetts, have ratified a new contract with their employer, Pepsi. Over 100 RWDSU members there will see significant wage increases – up to $3 per hour for some classifications – over the course of the four-year agreement. The New England Joint Board members, who serve as warehouse workers and route drivers/merchandisers throughout the Boston area, will also see their health care protected at no cost to themselves. The health care benefits have also expanded, with a new telehealth/virtual visit benefit being added to the plan.
“This is a great contract we can all be proud of,” said Pepsi employee Paul Cronin. “The pandemic has been a challenge, with much of the college and restaurant business affected, but we’ve kept the plant working throughout the entire time. Now, hopefully coming out of the pandemic, we are doing so with a strong contract that we won together.”