Huhtamaki, United Steelworkers members reach three-year labor agreement at Fulton, New York, paperboard packaging plant; contract maintains medical insurance and pensions, includes wage increases

LOS ANGELES , October 13, 2011 (press release) – Huhtamaki Oyj and members of the United Steelworkers Union reached a new three-year labor agreement at the Fulton, New York, paperboard packaging plant, reported WSYR-TV on Oct. 13.

The contract keeps medical insurance and pensions in addition to wage increases and a slight increase in disability benefits and life insurance.

The new deal, which became retroactive on Feb. 1, also provides overtime for work done over eight hours in a day.

The United Steelworkers members had previously declined a labor contract offer from Huhtamaki earlier this summer.

About 700 people work at Huhtamaki’s Fulton plant, reported WSYR-TV.

The primary source of this article is WSYR-TV, East Syracuse, New York, on Dec. 13, 2011.

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