In Greenfield, Mass.
Gain with UE Contract
The members of amalgamated UE Local 274 employed in the Greenfield
Schools cafeteria ratified a new two-year agreement on May 6. Wage increases of 3 percent
in each year will bring the 1999 average wage to $10.17.
In a new provision, employees with 15 years service will receive a
premium of 30 cents, effective July 1, 1999; those with 20 years service will
receive a 40-cent premium.
Bereavement leave is increased from three to five days, per occurrence,
not for the year.
The negotiating committee consisted of Chief Steward Cheryl Fredricks,
Elaine Wysocki and Nancy Bradley.