Hunts Point Produce Market teamsters ratified a new contract Jan. 19, citing “significant raises” and continued funding for health and pension funds.
The 1,100 Local 202 Teamsters voted Jan. 13 to authorize a strike if they couldn’t come to an agreement with management when their contracts expired Jan. 16, but they voted to tentatively accept a new contract to head off the strike. The Jan. 19 official vote confirmed acceptance of the 3-year contracts, according to a news release.
“This strong contract is a testament to the solidarity of these union members,” Dan Kane Jr., president of Teamsters Local 202, said in the release. “The voted unanimously to authorize a strike and then they stood strong. The market will continue to provide good jobs to the Bronx’s diverse working families.”
The union had been in talks on a new contract since November.