Agreement reached with Local 1241

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The United Steelworkers Local 1241 and American Fuji Seal have reached a new four-year agreement after the contract expired on Oct. 1.

Christopher Ormes with Local 1241 said they continued to work under the old agreement while negotiations were in progress until they ratified the current agreement.

The agreement includes:

  • 3 percent raises every year of the agreement
  • Increase in short-term disability pay
  • Increase in shift differential
  • Increase in retiree life insurance
  • Increase in Accidental Death benefit
  • Retro back pay to Oct. 1, 2017
  • No employee contribution on healthcare the first three years of the agreement, then they'll pay their current 5 percent of the premium.
  • All healthcare co-pays stay the same with a minor increase in out of pocket max and prescription
  • Stronger language on temporaries
  • Stronger language on job bids