The drivers of City Harvest unanimously approved a one-year extension to their contract. Highlights include a 3% raise, a $560 bonus and retro pay. Members came out in force to participate in negotiations. Along with Business Agents Alex Zelada and Joe Forcelli, they put forth their concerns to management. After rounds of negotiations, members unanimously approved a contract they played an active role in creating.
City Harvest is a non-profit organization that collects and delivers free food to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across New York City. “The City Harvest Teamsters are proud, unified members, deserving the highest respect and support of the Local. We are fortunate to have them in 804,” said Business Agent Forcelli.
One of the workers’ top concerns is the need for greater respect. Over the next year the Local 804 Executive Board will be working closely with the members to more effectively use current contract language and to prepare for the next round of negotiations.