Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, Reduced Health Care Contributions

Employees at Carl Buddig represented by Teamsters Local 710 ratified a new four-year contract in October by a 2-to-1 margin. The agreement remains in effect through September 30, 2020.

The new contract calls for wage increases totaling $1.90 per hour over the length of the agreement. Local 710 also successfully secured reduced employee health care contributions in almost every category and an additional personal day.

“The Bargaining Committee did an outstanding job representing our members at Carl Buddig,” said Local 710 Business Agent Mick Vendafreddo. “This is a tough, hardworking group, and we were pleased to bring a new contract to them with improved benefits that they more than deserve.”

Local 710 represents nearly 160 warehouse workers who process and handle the distribution of Carl Buddig products. They operate out of three facilities in South Holland, Ill. and Vincennes and Munster, Ind.

Local 710 Bargaining Committee:

  • Tami Cook, South Holland Steward
  • Leslie Martin, South Holland Steward
  • Caleb Smith, Vincennes Steward
  • James Cox, Munster Steward

Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.