PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said members have ratified a new five-year agreement with Ardagh Metal Packaging covering approximately 500 workers at the company’s facilities in Chicago; Whitehouse, Ohio; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Bishopville, SC
Steelworkers District 11 Director Emile Ramirezwho chaired the negotiations, said the workers had shown solidarity in securing significant economic and contractual improvements for Ardagh employees.
“We negotiated better wages, pensions and benefits without sacrificing the security of our jobs or our union,” Ramirez said. “When unionized workers unite in the name of fairness and justice, there are no limits to what we can achieve.”
“The strong voice of our local union representatives in the negotiations was crucial in ensuring that the issues most important to members were addressed,” he said.
The newly ratified contract provides for annual salary increases, provides for a $2,000 lump-sum ratification payment, improves pensions and maintains workers’ health insurance with lower premiums.
The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in the metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, automotive supply and power generation industries, as well as a growing number of workers in the technology, higher education, public sector and service sectors. .
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)