The International Longshoremen’s Association’s Local 1964 successfully reached agreement with Evergreen America Corporation on a new three-year agreement for 115 office clerical employees working at the company’s Jersey City, New Jersey facility. Bob Levy, President of ILA Local 1964 and Harold J. Daggett, International Assistant General Organizer assisted in negotiations.
“We are very pleased with the new contract for these 115 workers,” Mr. Levy and Mr. Daggett said. “They will now enjoy increases in wages, maintenance of health and pension benefits and perhaps, most importantly, job security.”
Details of the agreement were not released, but the two sides said the settlement gives Evergreen America Corporation the flexibility it needs—including continuing negotiations on the introduction of new technology—to remain technologically competitive to meet its customer’s needs. In addition to an enhanced wage and benefits package, the ILA clarified other issues including jurisdiction and classification of workers.
The new three-year agreement begins retroactively on August 1, 2006. (International Longshoremen’s Association)