UFCW Local 700 Members at ConAgra Bakery Approve First Union Contract

Members of Union Bargaining Committee

Members of Union Bargaining Committee

In June, workers at ConAgra in Indianapolis chose to join the UFCW Local 700 union family; last week, members approved their first union contract!

Together, and thanks to the efforts of the Union Bargaining Committee and SubCommittee, we reached an agreement that provides a better life, a more secure future, and respect on the job for the hardworking men and women of ConAgra bakery, and their families.

The new, three-year contract includes:

  • Mutual agreement to evaluate hours of work to create a pathway for more stable hours and more full-time jobs
  • Seniority protection for layoff and recall, job bidding procedure preventing favoritism and disparate treatment
  • More flexible leave policies, including union and personal leave
  • Strong language protecting the rights of Immigrant workers
  • Preferential hire provisions for workers at ConAgra Bakery who choose to transfer to 62nd Street plant
  • Labor-Management committee to discuss workplace, and health and safety issues
  • Lump sum bonus and guaranteed wage increases during the contract
  • Weekly pay for workers at the plant
  • Protection of wage rates, including increases prior to ratification
  • Guaranteed call-in pay for either four-hours or four-hours of work
  • Health care coverage maintained over term of agreement; company may not change benefit levels