Smithfield workers ratify 4-year contract with pay increases

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Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 12:15 PM EST
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SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — Workers at Smithfield Foods have ratified a four-year contract with annual pay increases.

The Daily Press reports that the agreement between the meat-packing giant and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 822 covers more than 1,000 workers at the Smithfield plant.

It was supported by 98% of union voters.

The contract provides an immediate $2-an-hour wage increase, a $2 increase during the first year and annual increases after that.

Under the new contract, senior employees get an extra week of vacation and 75 workers from a non-union facility are brought into the bargaining unit.

The union also won the right to review future market rate adjustments.

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