IKEA Members Ratify a New Contract

After a challenging round of negotiations, members of Local Lodge I460, District Lodge 4, ratified a new 2 year agreement at IKEA in Perryville, Maryland. The IKEA production and maintenance workers will realize several language and economic gains. The following highlights are some of the items agreed upon: *Substantial wage increases in both years 1 & 2 * Wage increase for long term co-workers * Increase in shift differential and shift premiums * Tuition reimbursement * 15% temp share; no peak weeks Thanks go out to the negotiating committee, District Lodge 4 DBR David Sullivan and District Lodge 4 ADBR Rick Compher. Their efforts have contributed to building solidarity among the bargaining unit members. This agreement will remain in effect until September 1, 2017. Our future goals with IKEA are heading towards coordinated bargaining with IKEA’s U.S. operations.

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